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Designer Tips

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Before You Move Art Into Your Home, It Should Move You

People ask me all the time about how to select art for their home.  I have one answer, it must "move" you! I am not a big believer that art must "match" a room.  One thing I love in a great interior design, is when art stands on it's own. ...

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A Beautiful Home With Children and Pets? Yes!

Having kiddos...with two legs and/or four, just adds to your desire to live in a beautiful home.  A gorgeous home is the perfect backdrop to enjoy, love on and take photos of them all.  But to enjoy your home with them living there too, you have to be able...

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Decor For Kids, A Fun Christmas Advent Idea That Starts Today!

Helloooooo December! This is such a wonderful time of year for looking back at my wonderful Christmas memories as a child...counting presents under the tree with my brother, making press cookies with my mother in her gold and avocado floral apron and getting that special holiday tree ornament every...

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Designing Behind Closed Doors

It is well known that a good interior designer makes a space look good, but if it doesn't function well it can never be fully enjoyed. And my question to you:  Why, oh why, can't a closet function well and look great, too? After working on a pair of closets in...

9 Rules For Your Home Decor, Or A Billion

There are a few things I have learned over the years with all of the thousands of questions I receive. In a quick nutshell, here are some of the basics.   I hope they urge you to study your home a little more closely...and to study yourself. I just love going...

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Naturally Unexpected

It is wonderful to share design tips with readers...the possibilities seem endless.  KC Home and Garden magazine asked me for a few to accompany their shot of my living room (see their page below) along with other designer tips.  It was so fun having the editor-in-chief, Andrea Darr and...

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Design Your Own Beach With Happy Colors

Sometimes, a designer needs to let their office attire be a swim suit and no shoes.  This week is, "casual Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday" close to home in Fort Meyers and Sanibel Island, Florida. I think it is important once in a while to take a moment to...