Category Archives: Accessories

Napkins I’m Loving Now

This past year I started using cloth napkins instead of paper ones at mealtime. I used to only use cloth napkins for dinner parties, Thanksgiving, etc. Not sure why. At every meal I would use nice plates, nice drinking glasses, … Continue reading

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Pretty storage bench

If you are looking for a cute + affordable coffee table/bench seating/storage option, then check out Ballard Designs Amelia storage bench! It comes in lots of different patterns, colors, fabrics, so you can find something for every decor. The construction … Continue reading

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Beautiful custom lamp shades

It’s been awhile since I posted, but that’s good, because I’ve been busy! I’ve got lots of cool things to share during my hunt for items, but for now I’ll start with these beautiful lighting options from Stacy Garcia, available … Continue reading

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Fireplaces and TVs

I am about to start work on a family room for a new client. The room will be used for TV watching and enjoying fires (and occasional napping). It has a gas fireplace with a stone mantle that is about … Continue reading

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My favorite rug (for now)

I’ve been doing  a lot of rug shopping lately. Besides the fabulous custom choices I have encountered at the Merchandise Mart, I have come across some wonderful mid range retail price options. My number one favorite? The Asimi rug by … Continue reading

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Shoe storage solutions for an entryway

I just finished a floor plan for a client who’s back door leads from the garage immediately into the family room. There is no closet in this space, nor is there any type of hallway or foyer by the door, … Continue reading

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Coat Hooks

I’ve been looking for some coat hooks  in my ongoing attempt to stay organized and I’ve found several ones that I like. Even the smallest detail, like a wall hook, can make an impact in a room.      

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Fresh Flowers

As I watch the crocuses emerge around my house – yay spring! – I am reminded about how much difference flowers can make to a space. Fresh flowers are such an easy yet impactful decorating tool to create beauty and … Continue reading

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Contrast

Is your room like a polar bear against a snowy backdrop? Or is it more like a periwinkle hydrangea set against green leaves? If you feel your room is blah, there may be a quick fix: contrast. Take a look … Continue reading

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Demolition Sales

Sounds like a monster truck event, doesn’t it? They can certainly feel like one if you’ve ever been. A demolition sale is a giant scavenger hunt to a decorator. It’s like an estate sale, but with one big difference: after … Continue reading

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