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Interior Designer's Perspective on How To Avoid a Difficult Client

An Interior Designer’s Perspective on How To Avoid a Difficult Client

We've all heard the horror stories about the client from hell. Being in the high end interior design business for 28 years, I have met all kinds of clients. When working in someone's personal space it can become very personal, and I absolutely…
8 Pro Tips for Giving New Life to Your Kitchen

8 Pro Tips for Giving New Life to Your Kitchen

Are you tired of making the same old meals in the same old kitchen? Are you dying for something fresh and exciting that actually motivates you to pull out the cutting board and spend some time with the cookbook? We've gathered eight ways to…
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Interior Designers Seek Out Artisans To Create Out Of The Box Designs; Part I Venetian Plaster

I am an interior designer who wants to create only unique designs and in order to do that, I turn to the artisans that create the materials I will use to design a one of a kind space. One of my go-to artists is Rich Coulter, of Coulter…
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Enter #LoveItMoment for $1,000.00 Shopping Spree on Build.com; Tips For Outdoor Spaces

Needy remodels are my all time favorite projects to attack! One day I was contacted by Paul Drintenbas, an architect I truly admire, about young client's who were looking for an interior designer who could turn their old 1980's property into…
The Collaboration of Legrand and Hubbardton Forge
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The Collaboration of Legrand and Hubbardton Forge, Bringing Design Details That Matter!

I just love the collaboration of Legrand and Hubbardton Forge. Together the two companies have created a fantastic collection.
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Maybe You Don’t Need a Whole New Bathroom; 3 Tweaks to Give a New Look

Purchasing an old home can really take a bite out of the bank! It can be an overwhelming project to tackle all at once. It is best to take inventory of which rooms demand a full remodel and which rooms you could do a face-lift on. My story…
Kitchen Products Designed with Multipurpose Functionality
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Kitchen Products Designed with Multipurpose Functionality

SMART home design is not just about technologies for the home, it's also about products designed to function in multiple ways. Most families live a multitasking kind of life and it is necessary to find products that allow them to do this well! It…
Planning Your First Born's Nursery
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Tips On Planning Your First Born’s Nursery

Design starts with inspiration and I always recommend to my clients researching publications such as Houzz or Pinterest to gather ideas of what you like or don't like before you begin. It also helps to create an idea book which is simply a…
Clean Drink Happy Hour on The Road!
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Clean Drink Happy Hour on The Road! Watermelon Dream Martini For Hot Summer Days

We took our clean drink happy hour to the best Italian restaurant in Vero Beach,Trattoria Dario, where we were treated wtih Craig McCarty's cocktails!
ADA, Adaptability, accessibility, designing for accessibility
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Designing a Home for Accessibility with Style!

My husband and I had always dreamed about living on the water and when we found a 1970's property with a dozen manatee's right off the dock, we knew we were home! We also knew the work we had ahead of us with an old property. As an interior…
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Road Tripping Through the Hamptons, Going the Distance to Montauk

Photography by Patricia Davis Brown Designs, LLC. I was in awe at the vibrant colors seen in the trees and flowers that seemed to be exploding with blooms. The Hampton's in the summer is so beautiful and everywhere I looked I could not get…
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5 Rules in Selecting the Right Bathtub for Your Lifestyle

COMFORT I am starting with comfort because I am an avid soaker. In order for me to decompress after a full day of whatever, I need to soak in my tub. Having a glass of wine to accompany me is a plus. Everybody has their creature comforts…