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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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Architectural Problem Solving

Most of us add on to our homes when we need more space and don’t want to move.  And of course most of us are on a budget.  It’s a designer’s job to help identify how much additional space is needed and how to lay it out most economically, staying within a client’s budget and […]

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Contemporary Office Design

There is an emerging trend in office design and office furniture design that really captures the way residential architecture started heading in the 1980’s.  Remember when all the rooms is our houses were cut off from each other like a “Leave It To Beaver” house?  Then the walls came down and the “open concept” was […]

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Color and Religion

I find world religions to be fascinating.  Pair world religions with color and there you have an article I can’t resist!  If you have an interest in the “rainbow body”, or the fascinating meaning of yellow in Hinduism, click here to read a great article by Kim Palmer in Sherwin-Williams STIR magazine.  

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Using Animal Influences In Your Home Interiors

I came across this really fun blog that I wanted to share.  We work hard to keep pets in mind in our designs, but sometimes there’s a need for a little animal influence beyond the live family member variety.  Enjoy the ideas. http://zen.homezada.com/2013/08/26/incorporating-animals-in-your-home-design/#more-2309

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