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bold colors & sweet treats: happy friday!

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Welcome to the weekend! It was a fantastic week, but I’m also glad it’s coming to a close. Here are a few of my favorite finds from the last few days. Be sure to check out the Nectarine and Coconut Milk Popsicles from BiteDelite – so delicious and perfect for a summer afternoon!     My other favorites: Artwork by Peggy Wolf – LOVE her use of color and graphic, fashion-forward images. Pom-Pom Mobile by Danna Haim […]

designing with [all the shades of] gray

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I have had more than one conversation lately with a real estate agent in which they’ve asked me what is popular right now. This is both in the context of preparing homes to put on the market and also how to advise new or prospective home owners on basic updates they could make to their new home to “bring it into the 21st century” if the property is older. I generally shy away from designing […]

copper gold and fabulous: happy friday!

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The weekend is almost here! I’m excited to wrap it up by sharing a few of my favorite finds with you – how cute are these little handmade ring dishes? And who doesn’t need a fabulous bling pinata?? Hope you get plenty of sun & relaxation in over the next two days!     Hexagon speckled ring dish from The Object Enthusiast Bling Pinata from Prospect Goods Rose/Gold Plated Bracelet in taupe by Gillian Julius Photo by […]

celebrating friday with champagne sangria

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Happy Friday! The sun is shining and everyone seems to be in a good mood this afternoon. I hope you have some fabulous weekend plans in store. Mine will begin with wine on the patio with some of my favorite ladies; not a bad place to start! If you need a little inspiration, why not treat yourself to some champagne sangria? Check out the recipe below from Kiran Tarun.   Citrusy Champagne Sangria 4 cups freshly squeezed […]

workspace design: the home office

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Congratulations! You have finally decided to take the plunge and start that small business you have always wanted. Maybe you are designing wedding invitations, consulting on social media marketing strategies, or managing a DJ business. You have the skills to make it happen, but WHERE will it happen? The dining room table? A rented location outside your home? Or maybe your bonus room can be converted into an office. Wherever the location, what you do […]

Dream Kitchen for a Foodie

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As some of you know, I not only maintain my own blog but I also write a design column for The Mother Connection’s newsletter in Massachusetts, as well as contribute to our newsletter at Six Walls here in the Seattle area. Below is my most recent column, inspired by our trip to Vegas for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show last month. This just went out and we already got a call from a client […]

2014 trend: pastels

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Happy Monday! I hope those of you who have the day off are having a lovely three day weekend. So, with friends in other parts of the country getting pounded with some pretty nasty winter weather it’s hard to believe that spring is just a month away. But it is! We’re all looking forward to a bit of sunshine and some warmer weather here in Seattle as well, so, to set the mood for spring […]