Author Archives: 2013

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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The Navy Chair

We all know the saying “Necessity is the mother of invention.” I find that particularly interesting when applied to furniture pieces that have endured the test of time. I came across the story of the Navy chair, which is really named the Emeco 1006 chair. This aluminum chair is produced by the Electric Machine and […]

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The Parsons Table

Its springtime and on college campuses all over, students are finishing up (hopefully) their semester projects. They can only hope that the result of their endeavors has the life span of the Parsons Table (originally named the T-square table)! This design classic was born out of a 1930’s course taught at the Paris Atelier (now […]

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Life Size Spring Flowers

I know I’m feeling a bit spring-starved. Winter has overstayed its welcome in my opinion and I’d love to look outside and see some bright colors…other than bright white! It would seem I could solve my problem by hopping a plane to New York and heading to Park Avenue where artist Will Ryman has an […]

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