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I’ve Got a Crush

I’ve Got a Crush

That ‘ole Gershwin tune from way back can just resonate in your mind when you just find that “special something” that really gets your attention…..   I laugh at the insurance commercial on TV  – it makes reference to that special something….  “I saw it, and I knew….I just had to have it!”  –  you know, the blue sofa!  Know the one I mean?   Ok, so let’s think about that crush….with Gershwin’s lyrics….as your guide.   I’ve got a

Are You True to Blue?

Are You True to Blue?

  Recently, I am discovering more and more that I am very attracted to the BLUES….and hues.  How about you?   Softer blues (as well as richer blues) are a “hot color” right now for interiors…. in paint colors, wallpaper, artwork, fabrics, furniture, and accessories. and especially with coastal living with the colors of the sea in mind….  TOP 5 REASONS  FOR GETTING THE BLUES We are searching for calmness in our lives and less chaos….the soft blues give us

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

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

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

Get into the Swing of Spring!

Get into the Swing of Spring!

You thinking what I’m thinking?  from flickr.com   Yes indeed, it’s that time of the year ~    from ana-rosa.tumblr.com    from abduzeedu.com   Ah……do you feel it yet?  It’s a beautiful time of the year with many color ripples that are full of the freshness of Spring!   from Indulgy.com     What is your Spring Inspiration?  Do you think about birds, nests, and floral textures? I do. Not to mention color…   from Serendipity Refined   from GinaBrownArt.com

Birds of a Feather, Flock Together

Birds of a Feather, Flock Together

Over these 35+ years in designing homes for fabulous clients, I have found that either they LOVE birds or they HATE birds, in their interiors! Not even kidding…..      from décor8 article   There’s really no gray area, with this!   I have found that some people have had a bad experience in their lifetime with a bird attacking or being an agitator or was mean ….. something very stressful sparked these negative feelings. It is kinda sad, because I

Thinking Botanical

Thinking Botanical

Am I wishing for Spring?  And perhaps missing the beautiful blooms?      Probably.         Or could it be that it’s because of our weird weather this Winter and daffodils are popping up and impatience abounds?      And many other buds are popping out too, but I’m hoping they will not get damaged with cold temperatures that are sure to come. “The earth laughs in flowers.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson     Truthfully, I have always loved botanicals in

Symmetry in Design

Symmetry in Design

Symmetry can be simply elegant!    from cotedetexas.blogspot.com And with symmetry, there is an exact mirrored image with the design – working mostly with pairs.  from paloma81.blogspot.com   from shelterinteriordesign.blogspot.com   from South Shore Decorating Blog   Symmetry doesn’t discriminate with design, color, or style of a room or an area. It’s clean and simple and easy on the eye……and some people can only identify with pure symmetry. How about you? However there are some interiors that “scream” for symmetry

Decorating with a Tray!

Decorating with a Tray!

Sometimes you need to “corral” some special items to make a statement.  from Vintage American Home      from Flickr.com         A tray can be very useful to hold similar accessories to be functional and protect your furniture! Just adding this tray and the elevation with the “feet” add dimension. And this elegant tray certainly adds the ambiance that the leaded crystal deserves.  from thePoloHouse.blogspot.com   Need a magnificent centerpiece?  Add a tray to display your accessories!    from