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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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Connecting To Your Outdoor Living Spaces

You’ve probably seen the front porch portraits that have been making their way across Facebook and Instagram and the like. They are cute ways to capture outdoor family life during the coronavirus pandemic, when traditional indoor portrait sessions are out of the question. Well, all that porch posing got me thinking: We really are connecting …

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Window Into Your Soul: Are Black Windows Right For You?

If you are like me, you’ve probably spent a lot of hours lately staring wistfully out your windows. When all else fails, daydream of better times, right? It certainly helps me get through these tumultuous days. Well, all of that gazing out the window got me thinking about a recent design trend that I thought …

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Stage to Sell: Make Your House Attractive to Buyers

Before I say a word about my latest stage to sell project, I wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing. These are tough times. And that, of course, is an understatement. So sometimes it feels weird to keep plugging along with my work and talking to you about design dilemmas and pretty …

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