Category Archives: Furniture

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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Painting bathroom cabinets

Many of us are “blessed” with those ubiquitous wood cabinets from (enter name of chain home building supply store here). There is no two ways about it: they are ugly. They are cheap. They serve a purpose. And that’s it. … 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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Cool chair for dining or office

I have been on an IKEA kick lately. I found this chair while looking for some pieces for a commercial space I’m working on. It’s super comfortable and sexy and sleek. It comes in two colors – a clear and … Continue reading

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My new favorite find

I went looking for a chaise lounge for a client today and came across Treasure Hunt. This place is amazing. The website doesn’t do it justice: visiting the 10,000 square foot space is a must. I found a fabulous tufted … Continue reading

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Coolest space saver ever

While working with a client on a closet redesign, we came to that age old question: how do we organize and store all the shoes? She is a simple woman, with, oh, about 200 pairs. I used to be like … Continue reading

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The best bookcase ever (isn’t really a bookcase)

It’s the world’s greatest storage unit: the Ikea Expedit bookcase. I use 12 inch x 12 inch wicker baskets in mine. I stuff them with shoes, toys, remote controls (really, why do we need three remotes to watch tv?) and … Continue reading

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What the Bleep is Redesign?

Hiring a decorator to spruce up your space may be a lot more economical than you think. Most decorators – myself included – offer redesign solutions. What is that you may say? It’s¬†a fancy term for more affordable but still … Continue reading

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It’s Easy Being Green

Being eco-friendly¬†applies as much in design as it does in the rest of the world. You already know the value of reusing a piece of furniture. It is great for the environment and your budget. Just think: that $400 you … Continue reading

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