Spring Market Trends 2023

By |2023-05-04T19:54:04+00:00May 4th, 2023|Decorating, Design|

The trends at High Point Market never disappoint. Advances in technology continue to influence design but the core values of color, texture, and overall design remain rooted in form and function. Things to watch this year: Neutrals Blues from pale to deep Caramels Pinks Textures Hand-stamped wallpaper Large scale print Vibrant pops of color [...]

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Yellowstone Inspired Basement and Bar Design

By |2022-11-10T17:56:24+00:00November 10th, 2022|Decorating, Design, Rugs|

"Mister, I don't know you, but if you're wearin' that brand, you must be a bad man." ~walker I love the show Yellowstone. I’m excited for November 13, 2022, when Season 5 starts. I’m not alone. This year I had the pleasure of designing a Yellowstone themed basement and bar [...]

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Cowhide Rugs and the Yellowstone Craze

By |2022-10-17T16:24:01+00:00October 17th, 2022|Decorating, Design, Rugs|

Cowhide Rug Guide Cowhides are one of the oldest interior design items. They are appreciated for their unique patterns and color. Their angular shapes soften a room. Their low profile, approximately 1/8 - 1/4 of an inch, is less of a trip hazard. They can take heavy traffic. Thinking about buying a cowhide [...]

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Pasadena Showcase House 2022

By |2022-06-20T19:05:49+00:00June 20th, 2022|Design|

California Girl I'm a California girl, born and raised there and spent many of my adult years living in different areas before making my way to the east coast. Pasadena was one of those areas. I consider it my 'hometown'. The Pasadena Showcase House tours were a highlight for anyone interested in or [...]

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What’s In and What’s Out

By |2022-03-01T00:15:01+00:00March 1st, 2022|Decorating, Design|

Hope for the Future! After returning from Atlanta AmericasMart there was a lot of hope for the future. Over the top Easter, Halloween and Christmas. People were buying, items were selling out and most vendors said it was the best market they have had in 7-8 years. I heard lots of opinions from showroom [...]

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Cast Iron Tubs and Lead Exposure Risks

By |2020-06-01T21:23:42+00:00June 1st, 2020|Design, Paint, Uncategorized|

Living in an old house? One with a cast iron tub? Have children? Recently, I acquired an old cast iron tub. I didn’t want it to soak in.  I wanted it for an outdoor planter. It was rusty and dirty. As I started researching how to clean it up and preserve it, I found [...]

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High Point Market 2020 Style Report

By |2019-12-13T13:43:06+00:00December 13th, 2019|Design|

Style Spotters Pick the Rising Trends The High Point Market Style Spotters are a group of industry experts, chosen by High Point Market, who tour the showcases and report back on the trends. This year, during the Fall 2019 Market, they came back with a wide assortment of new products and trends along [...]

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Tribeca Happenings

By |2019-05-06T12:56:17+00:00May 6th, 2019|Design|

A Space-Age Inspired Project in a Wes Anderson Way I recently had the opportunity to team up with a company who specializes in creating experiences, in this case, a space age party room for children. This one-of-a-kind project put a razor sharp focus on the details in order to seamlessly combine form and [...]

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