Just Ask a Designer: How to Select Kitchen Cabinets

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One of my main reasons for creating Adore Your Place was to help our readers solve their design dilemmas, each week I answer hundreds of design questions and I just love being able to apply my years of experience as a professional to your projects. Today’s topic is a question that comes in almost every week and is the first decision you need to make when deciding to purchase new cabinets.

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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

Five Ways To Design A Lodge

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Introducing Great Point Lodge designed by the Miller Architects, my all time favorite mountain lodge. Massive enough for all of your guests at 18,000 sq. ft. boasting seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms but the feel of a cozy cabin nestled in the breath taking Gallatin Mountains. Lets take the tour and talk about ways to design a lodge. 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

Just Ask A Designer: Kitchen Countertops

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Q. I am preparing to replace my kitchen’s tile countertop with either granite or quartz. I am struggling with the appropriate color of the new countertop and specifically whether to go dark for contrast or light for a seamless look.  I have white cabinets and light colored flooring.  Are there any design hints you can share on how to think about this big decision? Thanks for your expert opinion!  Jill Read more

Log Cabin Love: Summer Edition

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In helping a client to design built-in beds for their Adirondack Mountain home I stumbled upon Lands End Development based in Crosslake, Minnesota and was blown away. My clients home is a traditional log home which is what this company specializes in and their creative approach to building was just what I was looking for. Read more

“The Way Life Should Be” : Boothbay, Maine

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Maine is truly one of my favorite places in the world, I have been vacationing there for nineteen years and I love it more each season we return. When we were newlyweds we would stay in quaint Bed and Breakfasts, traveling up the coast from Boothbay to Bar Harbor each summer. Once we started having kids we realized renting on a lake was the way to go with day trips to our favorite spots and returning to the serenity of a beautiful lake at the end of the day. Pictured above, Boothbay Harbor. 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

Kitchen Island Lighting: Trend Alert

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Every week I receive dozens of questions sent in from readers in Just Ask about kitchen lighting and this past week was no exception. The hot topic was trends for kitchen island lighting. Q. Can you tell me what the “in” thing is to put above my island and how many, thanks? Georgia Read more