How To Select Dining Room Chairs

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Dozens of questions come in each month about dining room chairs and how to select them so I decided it was time to share some of my favorite tips with our readers. The concept of the formal dining room has changed drastically over the years, even in multi-million dollar homes that I design my clients are looking to create dining rooms that are aesthetically interesting and inviting with a more relaxed feel. Read more

Best Beach House Interior 2013

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In the midst of several design projects that I am juggling I love to take time to see what my fellow designers have been up to this summer selecting my favorite coastal creation that boasts the best beach interior. I am looking for an interior that combines fresh ideas with a classic beach cottage feel and wow did I find a real gem from Tracery Interiors. Read more

How To Create Exquisite Design Details

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Today’s house tour is all about designing with details, creating a home where the design decisions make all of the difference. These ideas can be applied to any size home and are carried through into the interior that boasts a peaceful monochromatic palette. Read more

Comfortable Chic Living

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If you are a Pinterest fan like I am you have probably pinned dozens of Martha O’Hara interiors and didn’t even know it. Her work combines clean lines with chic livability in a wide range of aesthetics, priding herself on never getting too comfortable with a particular “look”. This home is the perfect example and you will quickly understand why. Read more

Coastal Living At Its Finest: Corona Del Mar, CA

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In addition to my own tiny beach cottage I am working on several estates due to Hurricane Sandy. I was searching for inspiration for a client that wants to use a circular window and I came across this gem from Brandon Architects. Located in the picturesque community of Corona Del Mar (Spanish for Crown of the Sea), Newport Beach on historic Ocean Boulevard overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Attention to detail and luxury living, a winning combination perched above the seaside. Read more

How To Design a White Room

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This seems like it would be an easy task, purchase everything white and toss it in a room but there is actually just as much planning that goes into a white room as a room full of color. Today I am sharing a few simple steps to my approach of designing in white and how to create the look so many of us adore, a fresh white room. Read more

Designer Crush: Desireé Ashworth

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Recently I was asked by a client if I could hire an interior designer to design my home, who would it be? If it was my rustic country estate it would have to be Desireé Ashworth of Décor de Provence. Her design aesthetic derives from French, Swedish and Belgium design which I just adore. Join me today for a tour of Desireé’s rustic cottage which looks like a country home located in the French countryside but it is actually located in Utah. Read more

Lake House Lovin: Lake Muskoka

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Lake living is such a peaceful existence, this year our family vacation will be on a lake in Maine and I find it is truly a time to connect with my family and nature. The crisp morning air, warm sunny days kayaking and beautiful surroundings set the scene for the perfect vacation. Today I am sharing some lake house love from the fabulous Muskoka Living, a design center dedicated to help you live a passionate lifestyle Muskoka style. In a region known for its exquisite natural beauty this lake house is a real gem. Read more

Timeless Design: Nantucket

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The design collaboration of Elisa Allen and Matt MacEachern featured in New England Home caught my eye as I dream about summer vacations and the quaint villages of New England. If you have been to Nantucket you already know what a treasure it is sitting among the islands of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Down by the Bay: Cape Cod

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The renovations of our tiny family bungalow after the effects of Hurricane Sandy are coming along, a post is on the way to show our progress. For today I was looking for some  inspiration and turned to the talented architects at Polhemus Savery DaSilva. A smaller scale house that demonstrates care and attention to details incorporating classic New England details, this is just the inspiration I was looking for and this sweet cottage delivers. Read more