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    Holiday Decorating and Traditions

    December 13, 2019 by

    How is your holiday decorating going this year? Do you have any decorating traditions that you look forward to every year? I have a few favorite things that I do that get me in the holiday spirit. Holiday Decorating and Remembering Christmas Past I have always saved the photo Christmas cards that I received. A… Read more

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  • 2020 Furniture Trends Presented by Seigerman's Furniture and Design Center

    December 6, 2019 by

    What 2020 furniture trends can we expect? I headed to Seigerman’s Furniture and Design Center in Farmingdale to find out! Seigerman’s is a fantastic furniture store that also has a design center for trade professionals. It has quickly become one of my favorite places to bring my clients. They hosted an event showcasing a few… Read more

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  • Does Your Kitchen's Functionality Need Tweaking?

    November 30, 2019 by

    Kitchens are the heart of the home. How is yours working for you? Is there anything you can do to make your current space more efficient? During the holidays, we spend an abundance of time in the kitchen, cooking, eating, and cleaning. It’s a great time to tweak things, so your kitchen functions as well… Read more

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  • The Gary Mead Gallery: Furniture that is Art

    November 22, 2019 by

    Last weekend, in the Catskills, I dragged my husband to the Gary Mead Gallery at Fruitful Furnishings, which had been on my list to check out. I am always looking for new sources, and I love to find talented people who can make custom pieces. It is a bit off the main road, but numerous… Read more

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    What to expect to see in Luxury Home Decor Fabrics for 2020 From The Robert Allen Duralee Group

    November 18, 2019 by

    This week I attended an excellent presentation at The Robert Allen Duralee Group’s newly renovated Long Island showroom, introducing their new collection of home decor fabrics. It was refreshing to see the direction their fabrics are taking for 2020. With Robert Allen and Duralee’s merger, they promised innovative, beautiful products, and with these new collections,… Read more

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  • Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Color Forecast is a “Home-run”

    November 8, 2019 by

    The color forecast by Sherwin-Williams, known in the industry as the Colormix┬« Forecast, is an event I look forward to attending every year. This year’s color forecast was, by far, my favorite one. Sherwin-Williams introduced “Color in Balance” and emphasized that Interior Designers should not only care about aesthetics but how a space makes a… Read more

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  • Twenty years later I can appreciate my color theory professor

    October 31, 2019 by

    I was coordinating fabrics and the color of one looked completely different depending on what I put around it. It took me a minute but I recalled this is referred to as simultaneous contrast. It was one of the theories covered in Color Class, a mandatory course for Interior Design students. The theory is that… Read more

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  • The Interior Designer-Client Relationship and how to make sure it’s awesome

    October 25, 2019 by

    I have the best clients! Over the years, I have been so fortunate to have some fantastic people hire me as their Interior Designer. Many of my clients have been with me since I started designing nineteen years ago. Some say they will not conquer a home project without me. I started thinking, what makes… Read more

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    Ten Practical Tips to Conquer Clutter for Good

    October 18, 2019 by

    Storage and organization go hand in hand with design. You can create the most beautiful space, but if it has clutter, who can enjoy it or feel good in it? As I keep saying; It is all about Designing to be happy! Clutter means different things to different people. To some, it means it is… Read more

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    The Incredible Power of Seasonal Decor Changes

    October 11, 2019 by

    I have memories as a young child watching my grandmother perform a massive ritual every spring. Not only did she scrub her house from top to bottom, but she made seasonal decor changes. Bold colored rugs were rolled up and stored. She changed the bedding and window treatments from heavy fabric to light. The colors… Read more

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