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Love a Good Layout? It’s All in the Planning!

If there’s a pet peeve common to all interior designers, it’s when people assume our job is only about aesthetics and decor. Yes, we want your house to be gorgeous. And there is a lot of thought, and instinct, that goes into that element of the job. But the layout and how your space functions …

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A Before And After That Wows

There’s nothing better than a good Before and After project! So, my friends, I couldn’t wait to show you this latest remodel of mine. It has all the wow factors that I strive for in a renovation — improved lighting, better sight lines, increased functionality. But the original character of the home still shines through, …

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Tile Talk — Tips from Ellen

I wanted to spend a blog post talking about tile. Why tile? Because it is ubiquitous in every bathroom, in every home. But more importantly, because it is a glorious design touch that can send your space into the upper echelon of style and luxury, if selected properly. Or at least, that’s what we should …

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What Island Style Is For You?

When it comes to designing or renovating a home, there are so many choices — choices you wouldn’t have even thought you’d have to consider. What edge profile do you want on your countertops? Should you cut your paint by 50 percent? What color grout lines should you choose? And how about that kitchen island? …

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