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28 May 2018

Design Details Make a Big Difference

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If your mom is anything like my 102-year-old mother, she has told you that it’s the little things that often matter most. I learned long ago that small gestures like sending thank you notes take very little time but leave lasting impressions. The same is true when it comes to design—small details make a big... (more)

14 May 2018

Color, color…where art thou????

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Color, color…where art thou???? My last blog explored the sophistication of a subdued color scheme. This week, we are going BOLD — with bright, dynamic colors that pop and add dramatic flair to living rooms, family rooms and bedrooms. Color can be a truly magical element in design, but so many people worry about making... (more)

28 Apr 2018

What is white?

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What is white? It is the softness of freshly fallen snow and the creamy pureness of whole milk. But is it really a color that can dominate a design scheme? I say YES—as long, of course, as it is used the right (white?) way. I heard someone the other day talking about white: “White is... (more)

14 Apr 2018

Use Lighting to Expose Beauty

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One of my signature design statements…lighting! I love lights whether they are big lights, small lights, bright lights or dim ones — they are all beautiful and can add drama, romance and/or elegance to any room. A gorgeous chandelier can be the focal point of a living room or dining room, the right sconces can... (more)

28 Mar 2018

Side Tables With Attitude

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Side Tables With Attitude Who says beauty and function don’t mix? I certainly don’t when it comes to side tables. Sure, side tables are a must in your bedrooms, living rooms and family rooms. After all, where else are you going to put your nighttime reading or that after-dinner aperitif? But a side table can... (more)

14 Mar 2018

Trim is in!

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I have always loved decorative trim; it’s such a fun, creative way to put your own spin on accent pillows and draperies. But lately, with the influx of the modern design aesthetic and ultra-sleek lines and materials, trim seems to have disappeared. But no matter the design style, the right trim can enhance the overall... (more)

28 Feb 2018

Color! Color! Color!

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In my design practice, I have been called the Queen of Lighting, the Queen of Details and the Queen of Wallpapers. But my crown sits the proudest when I am coronated the Queen of Color. Color is one of the most influential parts of our lives. Everyone is exposed to it on a daily level... (more)

08 Jan 2018

Flowers are the final “signature” to deliver a room!

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Flowers are the final “signature” to deliver a room! Okay, your room is ready! Everything looks amazing but something is missing, What could it be? There are colorful accent pillows in position, coffee table books piled high with a crystal paperweight as a topper, nests of silver frames artfully scattered throughout the space. Art hangs... (more)

18 Dec 2017

Wall Posters Fill Space with Substance and Power at a Reasonable Price

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Wall help! I have a dilemma for client in the Hamptons. We want a powerful and minimal look in her Master Bedroom but currently the look is too sterile and looks empty! Having a space that is devoid of feelings, softness, romance and creativity is not a final solution for me. Frankly, there are many... (more)

15 Dec 2017

Let’s talk about accent chairs!

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Accents are really the icing on the cake when it comes to design. The right accents in a room can draw your eye to a tiny corner that might otherwise be overlooked, or add just the right amount of drama to a space with a pop of color or an interesting texture. Either way, accents... (more)

08 Jun 2017

Flowers Are the Perfect Design Accent in any Room

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Flowers are the final design accent I add to rooms to make them complete. Flowers can always make or break a room with their softness, their drama and their fragrance. Flower Color Choice If I’m entertaining and need to pickup the “spice” of the room, I add colorful and dramatic flowers. In a monochromatic room, a... (more)

25 May 2017

Kitchen Design That Works For Your Family

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Primarily, the basic function of a kitchen is food preparation and casual dining—clearly an important part of living! Yum! Kitchens are important on many levels no matter the age or size of the family. A young family would use the kitchen for homework, family meetings, eating and gathering with friends and an older family would use... (more)

11 May 2017

Designing Successful Window Treatments

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In thinking about window treatments and how I’m going to address the view, I always ask the client about their needs and how the specific room is being used. In addition to the decorative aspect of the space through drapes or shades, daylight filtering in many cases may be an issue that needs to be... (more)

27 Apr 2017

Bedroom Design Necessities: Romance, Security and Tranquility

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Bedroom Design Necessities: Romance, Security and Tranquility Looking through a book in my personal library, Nancy Corzine’s Glamour at Home, I came across a beautiful bedroom that looked so soft and romantic it made me realize just how much thought needs to go into designing this important space. Bedrooms are sanctuaries of rest, places we retreat to... (more)

12 Apr 2017

Uniting Vintage and Contemporary Design Styles

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Uniting Vintage and Contemporary Design Styles Interior Designers love to incorporate antiques and vintage pieces with contemporary design styles! Some clients get excited about the idea. Some, however, are intimidated by the array of unique antique and vintage finds and how to mix the two. When antiques are mentioned, they recall the days of Great Aunt Bessie’s... (more)