Author Archives: 2013

Flat Weave Rugs

  I’ve noticed a lot of design photos recently featuring flat weave rugs. These rugs are often colorful with interesting patterns and really tie the elements in the picture together. Since I am by no means a rug expert, I thought it would be helpful to learn a little about them. Here’s what I found […]

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New Countertop Options

We all know there are a plethora (I love that word!) of countertop materials out there.  Granite, quartz, butcher-block, laminate, glass and recycled glass, concrete and even recycled papers have become materials we’re used to hearing about.  But I came across three more than seem intuitively obvious but were new to me. First up, bamboo.  […]

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Little Free Libraries

Last summer, my husband and I were eating ice cream cones from Grand Ole Creamery and walking down the neighborhood streets.  We walked past what looked like a large mailbox that was full of books – a neighborhood library it seemed.  I was enchanted.  This winter, Sparrow & Stoll was working on a project in […]

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Kitchen Planters

People that know me know that I admire anyone who can grow anything.  But even I am inspired by these innovative ways to bring herbs and leafy greens into a kitchen. This hanging herb planter by Plow and Hearth is great looking and more importantly self-watering!  It can be used indoors as shown or outdoors.  […]

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When to Hire a Designer

When do you need an Interior Designer?  How about a Project Manager?  A General Contractor?  Making improvements to your home can raise all kinds of questions about what kind of help you may want to seek out.  And help can really make the process go more smoothly and guarantee that the end results be exactly […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

If you’ve still got some time before company arrives tomorrow, don’t confine the cornucopia to the table – there’s probably not room for it anyway once the food is served. A cornucopia, or horn of plenty, filled with a fall arrangement will make be warm and welcoming in the front foyer or guest bedroom. It […]

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How to Choose Upholstery Fabric

I came across a very interesting article highlighting some things to consider when choosing an upholstery fabric. It’s a good insight into some of what goes into our decision-making when we are choosing fabrics to show our clients. The article was originally published in FiberFax. What Makes A Fabric Serviceable? The more cleaning options a […]

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HIdden Storage Furniture

I’ve come across some great furniture pieces with hidden storage. Just imagine how discreetly organized we could be! Somerset Storage Cocktail Table from Kincaid The Chatham Storage Coffee Table from Lane The Petra Lift Top Coffee Table with Hidden Drawer Storage from Sitcom And finally my favorite. It stores books in a hidden compartment and […]

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Outdoor Partying

I threw my first outdoor party this summer-the rehearsal dinner for my son. I’ve never tried to decorate our backyard; in fact, although we have a nice backyard, we don’t have a master gardener’s backyard or one with a beautiful pool. We have a suburban backyard with woods that have been somewhat dethroned by oak […]

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