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This month I’m shining the light on my favorite lamps and lighting accents. These products are all sold by vendors that I frequently source for my design projects, and are…


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Bathroom makeovers are apparently in season! Within the last few months, I’ve completed two major bathroom makeovers. Each client was in dire need of a drastic new look for…


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With 2015 is coming to a close, I wanted to share a project I recently completed. The client was in need of a new look for her bathroom. Her goal–to create a relaxing,…


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When I’m meeting with a new client, the most common question asked is “How long does this process take?” I have a 4-hour minimum in order to start a new project and without a…


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For the first time in history, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2016 is actually 2 colors! Rose Quartz (13-1520) and Serenity (15-3919). The only thing I think of when seeing…


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In January of this year, I had an opportunity to decorate a penthouse in Washington, DC from start to finish in only 8 days, for clients moving here from another country. The…


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I’ve already expressed how much I love Vanguard Furniture’s upholstery line but I have not spoken about their case goods. Specifically, how much can be customized in terms of…


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I am in the midst of a huge kitchen renovation for a client and while you would think that the biggest decisions would be about cabinetry and flooring, it turns out that the…


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I just returned from a short vacation in Cancun, Mexico and stayed at a gorgeous resort, www.nizuc.com. Aside from being the most beautiful resort I’ve ever stayed in, I was…


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Over the weekend, I was privileged to be a part of a project for Transformations of Montgomery County. This is an organization that creates residential settings that promote…


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As you already know, I carry many wholesale lines of furniture, accessories, artwork, lighting, rugs, fabric, etc. The upholstery line that I carry is Vanguard and it’s…


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Yes, I know we are all completely sick of Winter. The past 2 months have definitely made up for the boring, mild Winters from the past few years. We are all spending WAY too…


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If you have ever been tempted to ask for a discount from those trusting, hard-working service men and women in your life, this article is perfect for you to read! It will…


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There are hundreds of styles of window treatments out there but my personal favorite is the woven wood. They are appropriate for many types of rooms, from a dining room to a…


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Minutes Matter is an amazing software program that I use to help my clients visualize the selections I have made for their home. I can import the actual fabric onto…


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It’s hard to believe it’s 2014 but with the New Year there are many goals to be set! Why not start with your home? Pick one room that you are completely sick of and have…


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As you already know, I carry many wholesale lines of furniture, lighting, accessories, rugs, etc., and I carry one company who has it all! Uttermost is a vendor that is…


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The Pantone color for 2014 has been announced! Radiant Orchid is a beautiful shade of purple and there are many fabrics (I carry many lines of fabric, such as Duralee and…


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I LOVE wallpaper! Yes, I said I love wallpaper. Most of my clients cringe when I even utter that word, but I am not talking about the wallpaper of yesteryear that was in your…


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Through the end of the year, I’m offering 20% off of my already-reduced pricing on all lamps. I have several lines to choose from, including table lamps, floor lamps, buffet…


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It has been proven that Eskimos have at least 12 different words for snow. Some experts say there are up to 400 words to describe snow in Alaska. Here are a few examples:


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This month I’m offering 20% off of my already-below retail prices! Updating accessories is such an easy way to make a quick impact in your space and there’s no better time to…


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I love padded headboards. I don’t know if it’s because my Mom always had one and then I got one when I moved into my first house, but I’ve never understood how this could be…


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Do you have bare walls because you don’t think you can afford original pieces of art? Well, you don’t need to dip into your kids’ college funds to have beautiful, interesting…


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Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their…


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I am excited to announce a promotion I am running until the end of October. I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for small ways to change the look of a room or…


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Many people hesitate to hire a decorator or designer because they think it will cost them way more than their budget allows. I know that all decorators work differently, but…


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Are you tired of looking at the same old fabric on your dining room chairs? Is your favorite tv-watching chair looking worn, but you can’t bear to replace it with something…


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When Trading Spaces, one of the home makeover shows started on TLC in 2000, the reality home shows really took off. But there was only one designer from one show that I…


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In order to sell the things I love to my clients, I have selected many product lines that I can buy the products wholesale from and then sell way below retail pricing (the…


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The most satisfying part of my job is to see a before and after when a project has been completed. By the time a job has ended, the client typically has forgotten what the…


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I can’t tell you how many of my clients have lived with either white or cream-colored walls for 25 years out of fear of committing to a color. While there is a place for…


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My new website is live today! I am very excited about it, and after spending a significant amount of time trying to figure out how I wanted the site to come across to new and…


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