In the Navy

We love blue, and it’s been fun over the last year or so to incorporate it into our kitchen designs. Shades of navy especially can be seen on islands all over Pinterest and magazines and home tours. If you are considering a white and blue kitchen, we’ve pulled together some great colors for you to […]

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What’s Your Neutral?

Choosing a color palette for a room can be daunting – all those beautiful choices!  It can be tough to know how to start so I thought I’d tell you how we do it. First, identify your neutral.  A neutral, according to Webster, is “not decided or pronounced as to characteristics” which means it has […]

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Always Something New to Learn!

We learned something new today about tile that we’d like to share…  the difference between cement and encaustic tile! You may never need to care about these types of tile UNLESS you’re thinking of redesigning your Mediterranean villa, or, and possibly more likely, tiling  an exterior area such as your new outdoor kitchen (increasingly popular […]

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Weird, Wacky, Beautiful Sinks

Several years ago we were enamored with Elkay’s Mystic River Sink.  It’s beautiful, useful (for cooling drinks and entertaining party goers) and fun to watch as the water runs downhill to the drain.  But its been a while since we checked out what other fun sinks are out there and wait ‘til you see what […]

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Oooh, velvet!

I got an email today from Kravet, a fabric company…  usually I dismiss the emails without really looking but the picture of the sofa was too captivating! It’s velvet, and who can resist a velvet sofa? Well I’ll tell you who can resist a velvet sofa… a pet owner. But let’s pretend that the pet […]

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Add Some Dimension to Your Life!

Made of high quality gypsum, these panels made by ModularArts are meant to seamlessly interlock to create dimensional wall surfaces of any size.  They can be left white or painted in any color.  They contain no VOCs, no plastics, or no urea-formaldehyde.  The shapes evoke patterns from nature such as water, rocks, and foliage, and […]

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An Elegant Transformation – Before and After

This challenging space is one of our favorite projects that we’ve ever worked on! This odd-shaped room was once a closet/dressing room and was re-purposed to be a multi-purpose home office/craft/reading/relaxing space for our client…in other words, a “chick cave”! A few new furnishings were mixed in with pieces she already had… a beat up […]

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Scents of the Season

I’m looking forward to this Thursday – all the yummy smells that broadcast the start of the yummy smell season!  I dug a little into why that is such a comforting thought; and why we are investing money in aromatherapy technology in our homes.  Interesting stuff: Lavender and orange citrus scents have both been proven […]

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Home Technology Trends to Watch

For some reason,  I received a copy of a magazine called Electronic Lifestyles at my house.  Sometimes magazines just show up and I’m never sure what kind of mailing list I’ve ended up on.  I don’t live in a technologically tricked-out house, and I’m not sure that I ever will, but it’s good to keep up […]

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