Month: November 2013

Ikat…It’s All That!

Ikat fabrics are beautiful, timeless, and fun to use throughout the home.   Ikat designed fabrics can be incorporated into many design schemes. These fabrics can be huge help when working to achieve either a cool or warm feeling space

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Feel’in (Pea)cocky

The tile surround of this gorgeous dining room fireplace in a charming 1908 bungalow provided the inspiration for my design recommendations. When selling, it is important to highlight valuable built-in elements of you home. Here I kept the museum white

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Downsize And Upgrade

The term downsizing carries a negative connotation for many, but the benefits of downsizing are huge. Having a significant equity stored up in a mostly unused home is not beneficial to the home owner, especially when this limits your ability

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An Affair With An Older Chair

This $1,200 divine and gently worn beauty has so much history. Finding a vintage velvet chair in such a delicious shade gives me goose bumps. Building a scheme around this piece is easy. Start by allowing it to be the

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Table Top Inspiration

Colorful desert and salad plates may add a touch of whimsy elegance to the table. However, over usage of patterns similar to this (with its matching cups, saucers, etc.) can For it whisker rather india drugs online no prescription heat.

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Padded Headboard Decor

Padded headboards are ideal solutions for many bedroom decorating dilemmas. They can be big space savers, create a cozy sleeping sanctuary, and upholstered as the primary inspiration or simply take a supporting role. A fully upholstered headboard is very often

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Living With An Oriental

A Persian Rug like this one can be picked up for under $1,000 at auction. Keep in mind the scale of your room and the orientation of the rug and furniture placement. I like a rug with good overall wear

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Mixing With Rust(ic) Art

I like finding interesting objects like this large piece and using them as sculptural art. For best success, counter the rustic by using finer features throughout the balance of your space. This helps the piece stand out and will eliminate

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Jadite I Like

There is something about Jadite glass that gives me such comfort evoking warmth, home, and good cookin’. Depending on your space, this auction piece becomes an island, a table, or a dining bar. The trick to making great pieces like

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Start With The Art

  Inspiration: Salvador Dali, Venice (Blue) Fine drawings are too easily lost in rooms with furnishings in heavy patterns and prints. Cleaner quality pieces enhance the feel this drawing evokes. The organic curve in the sofa connects beautifully with the

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