Category: personal style
I had one of the most amazing experiences this week. I was able to see the most spectacular collection of jewels ever! I am talking about the phenomenal exhibit at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. I was also able to preview the exhibit with the designer of the exhibit, the curators and executive staff of the museum. Drawn to Beauty and Jewels … Read More Drawn to Beauty and Jewels of the Imagination
Over the years I have found that there are some clients that we end up getting to know more than others. As we get to know them life happens and that sometimes means great things and sometimes difficult things. This year I met an amazing family that I had the pleasure of designing their new home. During that process they experienced news that no … Read More A Thanksgiving Surprise
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I can’t believe it is almost Thanksgiving which, means it has been more than a month since High Point Market. So I thought I would give one final post on the direction that I see design trends going and why as a designer High Point Market is a must. An area that is growing in the design industry is the dorm room/starter apartment/first home … Read More Final Thoughts on Fall High Point Market
One of the influences that I saw throughout High Point Market this year was the California Boho influence. We have been seeing this feeling and design style seep into so many lines over the past years but a few companies really pulled it off fantastically. First is Norwalk having partners with Kim Salmela with the soft colors, the Crypton fabrics and the layering of … Read More California Influence on High Point Market
It was amazing whirlwind of fantastic showrooms, great people and designs to inspire! Maximalist style was all over market this fall. This style included deep rich colors, inlays of metal, bone, shell, and marble along with big over-sized hardware. This is a response to the many seasons of minimalism that we have been seeing. Here are some of my favorite pieces from Bernhardt, who … Read More Wow, Wow, Wow – Maximalism and High Point Market!
So often recently we hear all about neutrals. And yes I love neutrals but they have a place, a whole home should not be neutrals from top to bottom. You can go with pops of color or go bold with some large pieces in color. The right amount of color mixed with neutrals gives the space a huge impact. It’s not something to be … Read More Let’s Talk Color!
As many of you know I shop High Point Market but that does not mean that there aren’t other markets that happen in other cities and states. What that also means is that there are new releases to product lines at times of the year other than October and April. While High Point is still the major release time for most furniture and accessory … Read More New Introductions I love
We have been on vacation this week which for us during the summer means fishing, shelling and water fun. And with that it means lots of shells that are beautiful but what do you do with them? Easy answer get a great bowl or container and display your finds. This can be great and pretty. And if you are all about coastal design this … Read More Seaside Crafts
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I have been working on designing custom homes like crazy recently and I have found that I am in love with one specific shape, the hexagon. There are so many ways to incorporate the shape into design that it would amaze you. You can find it in everything from tile to lighting, fabrics, furniture and wallpaper. It can be traditional or contemporary all depends … Read More All About the Hex
So you have all the right main pieces in your home but yet you want some updating. So here are my thoughts on items that will give you that quick update and get done in one day. First, how organized is your home? If your closets are not organized or you don’t have places to put your mail and other paper items you may … Read More One Day Redesign
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I am very excited to be working with Realtor.com to give tips for all of your design questions from big to small. Everything from what is going on with the white kitchen, quick updates you can do to your home for sell, how to select the right gray paint and many more. Here are some of the recent articles that have come out. https://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/kitchen-items-designers-wish-you-wouldnt-buy/ … Read More Design Tips – Realtor.com
Over the years I have had to explain the difference between staging and interior design many times. And although I think it is really simple and the differences are clear I know that the average person does not find it clear and simple. Here is the easiest way for me to describe the difference: Interior Design is creating a plan and design that is … Read More Staging – Designing for Buyers