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Stylin’ Summer

Stylin’ Summer

How do you style your Summer?   from providentdesign.com Do you have a sense of design for taking on Summer delights or do you just love the cool easy breezes that you long for, in the Summer heat?    from  my Pinterest board pins, Summertime   from Lus Home A sense of colors that are cool and calm, soft and airy, bring Summer to mind for me……as you can see in these interior inspirations.    from Ladolcevitablog.com And you can add

A Diamond in the Rough!

A Diamond in the Rough!

My design group went to the “biggest secret in Georgia” for our June social event a few days ago…..   Do you know that we have our own Biltmore type estate in LaGrange?  Well we do!  This house and gardens established in 1916, is just fabulous and full of innovations and considerations that will take your breath away, and especially for that time period!  The home has 31 rooms, and the design is outstanding in each area of the architectural

Foyers First

Foyers First

Your Foyer sets the tone for your entire home – because when anyone comes in the Front Door, the Foyer is the first thing your guests see! Just how inviting is your Foyer?   With some updating in a client’s large, 2-story Foyer, wallpaper was removed and the walls were painted a soft cream color.  Now we need to address some of the accessories that don’t work with the painted wall as well.  I’ve been looking for some sizable framed

Shut the “Barn Door”!

The popularity of the sliding door is abounding!    More commonly called a “Barn Door”, it replaces the bi-fold louvered doors (Thank goodness) where it can be used efficiently and in some cases, the pocket doors of the past.    It does have it’s advantage –  it can make a closet much more functional without a door swing…..   OR divide rooms efficiently….whatever the reason, get creative with the design need!  (but don’t get too carried away!)   A Laundry Closet

A Simple Thank You Lesson….

A Simple Thank You Lesson….

A Simple Thank You Lesson….   The art of writing a THANK YOU note is dying.    I say we revive it!  It’s an important tool for personal and business relationships!     Have you sent an expensive wedding gift and never received a proper thank you note?  Or even received a very nice gift from a friend or a client and didn’t reply with a thank you note?  Did you send a thank you note following that incredible interview opportunity?

It’s Crystal Clear!

It’s Crystal Clear!

Crystals in chandeliers have made a major presence in our homes, again.   I’m very excited that more and more rooms are graced with these beautiful light fixtures, and sometimes, in unlikely locations of the home….   Have you noticed?     However, this is a pretty traditional location – The Foyer!   from Verand-Interiors.com       And not all crystal chandeliers are traditional….  Take a peek! from the 36th Avenue   Focal points and ambiance in Master Bathrooms….  

Manners: How the manners of your home reflect your own manners

Manners: How the manners of your home reflect your own manners

Have you been a guest in a friend’s home lately and noticed all the details that made your stay very enjoyable and pleasant?  Here are 15 tips that bring your attention to some of the “manner details”.     Good lighting expresses a cheerful welcome to friends and guests. And while the function of your lighting is very important, why not make the ambiance of that lighting a priority too!   Comfy linens are a must. If you care enough to have someone

A Stairway to Heaven

A Stairway to Heaven

Stairways and staircases can be mediocre, with their function, or they can be just fabulous and a major focal point!   I refer to my Pinterest board as “Stairway to Heaven” because most of the lovely thoughts of grand staircases are headed North.  With that popular song from Led Zepplin, back in the day,  we still have people chiming in with numerous interpretations that abound from this song and lyrics.    It just hit me….what a great name for this

Dreaming Big

Dreaming Big

Let’s make your Master the best it can be….. I’m currently working on a design project that includes a fabulous Master Bedroom, Bathroom and a Dressing Room/Closet.  It started out with several changes with some traffic issues – too many doors and very, very choppy instead of open and more functional!  And other challenges included very outdated closet system, and a very “dis-jointed” bathroom that was too small.  It is a very nice home, built in the 1970’s, but has

Picture This

Picture This

We are in the digital age…… and it definitely has it’s advantages.  I’m sure you will agree, especially if you are in my age group and have seen this evolution of progress.  (I’m not admitting my age, but 25 years ago, our cell phones were installed in our cars and not a hand-held device! I have found that there is one problem with this era……the memories that are captured in photos and frames are starting to be a thing of