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Project Reveal | Timeless Tween Bathroom

I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with these clients on various projects since 2016. Their recent project involved adding an en-suite and a spacious living room over their garage. My main challenge in designing this bathroom was making sure that it suited my tween client at her current age while also evolving with her as she grows. To […]

Selecting the RIGHT paint color

Traditional home with antiques and artwork

Did you know that 40% of the paint sold in the United States is to correct PREVIOUS color mistakes? Yep. It’s true. A common error people make is selecting the paint color first and then making decisions about the remainder of the room. Although I ALWAYS recommend paint color last, this isn’t always possible. For […]

Furniture Quality – Good, Better, Best

Great Room with coffee table and large sectional in mountain vacation home

No one likes surprises when it comes to money. Working within our clients’ budgets is a fundamental part of what we do.  We are the stewards of our clients’ budgets because we aren’t just their partner – we’re their advocate and ally.  It’s important to have a realistic understanding of what it will cost to […]

What to Look for in a Quality Sofa

At a recent client presentation, I explained the importance of furniture construction and my client turned to me and said “You know, that’s what no one talks about anymore…..quality.” It’s true.  We’re bombarded with low prices in the race to the bottom with Wayfair, Overstock, and Ikea.  People think Restoration Hardware is high quality because […]

Paint Color Myths

If you follow our Instagram stories, you’ll know that we have a game room we’re updating. It’s a dark, wood-paneled room and we’re painting it a rich blue. Every tradesperson has questioned me, but when my clients saw our color scheme and rendering they said “Let’s do it!!” Paint is very complex – one has to consider […]

Increase the Sq Footage of your Living Space – Go Outside

Do you want to know how to increase the square footage of your living space without renovating your home?  It’s easy….go outside! Interior design and landscape design are not cousins, they’re sisters!  There are five essential steps to plan and design an outdoor living space that serves you and your family. The Japanese call the […]

Rutland, Vermont’s beautiful Post Office

vermont mural

I was born to be a designer.  Unfortunately, though, I didn’t come to that realization until AFTER I entered college as an English Lit Major.  As an English major, I read: A LOT. Most weeks I read four to six books at a time.  So, it was always a joy to read short stories.  One […]

Decorating for Clients with Asthma or Allergies

Updated May 2024 Spring allergies are here! Since we spend a third of our lives in bed, it’s best to create a sleeping environment that supports our health and wellness. This includes minimizing pollen and allergens that, unfortunately, accompany spring’s arrival.  Here are some tips for creating a healthy sleeping environment for allergy and asthma […]

Design Trends from High Point Market

Mix and match patterns

Earlier this month I attended what those of us in the industry call “market.” It’s the largest furniture trade show in the United States and it’s open for 10 days a year. If you have worked with me, you know that I fully embrace our motto of “MODERN LIVING.  TIMELESS DESIGN.”   We believe in the […]

Hiring the Right Person for the Job is Essential to Good Design

As a child I remember “helping” my dad with a project.  He asked me to stir the can of paint he just opened so I grabbed a nearby screwdriver and began to stir.  My father (the left-brained engineer) was horrified and the look on his face was so dire that I jumped away from the […]

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