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Kitchen Redesign! Consider opening up that wall! 4 Reasons why

I love kitchens and I really enjoy designing them.  Especially when I can knock down a wall and able to open up the kitchen space.  I mean, who doesn’t?  Or is it just me. lol Just don’t start knocking walls down.  Make sure first it’s not a structural wall. Not all walls can be knocked down due to piping and structural walls etc. Find out first by a professional. BUT, if you can… here are some reasons why you should…

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Creating a living-space for the “Whole Family”

I get it! You want nice things and have everything organized, but you have kids.  You want your space to look like a designer designed it.  Guess What?  YOU CAN!  I’m a mom of 2 lovely girls one a 6 year old and a 12 year old. I totally understand needing a space that looks good, but then also it need to be easy to clean especially  with little hands prints on my sofa cushion. When going about your home…

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Quick Tip! How to pick the right size Rug?

Let’s talk about Area Rugs!  I love area rugs! Investing in an Area rug could be confusing.  Here are a few questions and answers I get asked?   What size rug should I get? Answer: bigger the better. In deciding an area rug, make sure it big enough. Make sure the rug touches the furniture that the leg of the sofa and / or chair are on the rug. In designing a space I’ve realized a 5 x 7 rug is not used…

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TOP questions most of my clients ask me

TOP questions most of my clients ask me Styling 101 ( Tip #1) You know what you like , BUT you just can’t figure out on how to pull it all together? I hear this so many times with my clients. That is one of the reasons on why you hire a designer.  We help you to pull your room together. My recent client just asked me just that.  She knew what she liked, but was confused on pulling it all together…

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Is your backyard Summer Ready?

Summer is just around the corner.  Is your backyard summer ready for outdoor entertainment?  Don’t neglect the backyard.  It’s extra square footage to your living space if you think about it. Having a  living room, dining room and kitchen, but outdoors. Think on first how you want to use the space and then design accordingly to your life style.  You can bring your color scheme outdoors also. There are many wonderful outdoor furniture to choose from.  For this summer let’s get…

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Hey renters, “How about wallpaper?” I’m talking about Removable Wallpaper

I came across removable wallpaper.  I really do like this concept. What is Removable Wallpaper? Removable wallpaper that is designed to stick on the wall and peel off easily when you need a change, making it a great choice for apartment renters and office renters. No more booking wallpaper and messy adhesives. When you want to be removed you need to score it and use a wallpaper remover. Such a time consuming project in some cases. The patterns, textures and colors…

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Quick Winter Wonderland Lanterns DIY

During the Christmas holiday I thought why not make some inexpensive DIY decorations.  I have these 2 medium size lanterns that I love.  I didn’t really want to put just a candle in there and call it a day.  There has to be  something else I can put in there.  Lanterns are like display case if you think about it. So lets display something inside it. “A Winter Wonderland theme!” I purchased from Michaels Arts and Craft store (I Looove that…

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Trending! Wallpaper in the Powder Room

  Wallpaper in the Powder room? What’s trending this year is Wallpaper in the Powder room.  Big Bold prints.  Large flowers, patterns and color.  You started to see it last year, but now it’s becoming popular with the designers.  Even with this designer.  I’m really loving this trend. Wallpaper is a great way to add color, pattern and texture to your space. Now my thoughts on trend setting is, I like to look at trends, but I don’t always follow them.  I feel that trends are meant for design inspiration…

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De-Clutter Your Life This Year!

De-clutter your life this year! Doesn’t that sound nice.  It’s music to my ears.  Who doesn’t love a clean and organized house?  I know I do.  Creating an organized environment will give you peace of mind.  I also believe it will help you stay on task and live a more relaxed and smooth life.  When things aren’t in it’s right place or you can’t find what your looking for doesn’t it make you feel overwhelmed and frustrated and feeling your…

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Restaurant/Bar Design Project Reveal!!

What an exciting project to work on! We went with a rustic industrial theme for the restaurant.  Keeping the metal beams and ceiling exposed.  Exploring and playing with materials like brick, wood, piping and other metals and concrete.  Refinishing the concrete floors. Also Reusing material if possible.  The wood planks on the bar is all wood planks from a salvage yard.  The contractor created these beautiful  lighting fixtures with plumbing piping. The restaurant owner purchased these beautiful rustic long wood…

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