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5 Steps for Designer Decoupage Art

Filed in Art, Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors by on July 28, 2014 0 Comments
5 Steps for Designer Decoupage Art

Repurpose, Rethink, Reinvent with Decoupage Art Your DIY Guide to Decoupage Art: I think the true mark of creative genius is the ability to see beauty and art in the mundane or refuse of daily life. Decoupage captures my imagination and fascination and I admire those who have an eye for an unusual item that […]

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Pantone Color Forecast for Autumn/Winter 2015/16

Filed in Art, Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors by on July 13, 2014 0 Comments
Pantone Color Forecast for Autumn/Winter 2015/16

I recently participated in a Pantone webinar for a sneak peek at the Color Forecast for Autumn/Winter 2015/16. The general consensus was that consumers’ comfort level with color is on the rise and people feel comfortable expressing themselves with colors. “Color has become more about lifestyle. There is no longer this separation of clothing colors […]

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Top 5 Subway Tile Trends in 2014

Filed in Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors, Kitchens by on June 29, 2014 0 Comments
Top 5 Subway Tile Trends in 2014

Subway tile is making a comeback in home interiors and  in unexpected places and spaces. Fresh interpretations of subway tile add  texture, dimension, patterns and color  to surfaces from kitchen backsplashes to bedroom walls. During the 2014 Coverings Show, I discovered some creative uses of subway tile to add style to any living space. Here […]

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Style Tour of The B Resort & Spa, New Disney Resort with an Edge

Filed in Art, Homepage, Interiors, Interviews by on June 25, 2014 0 Comments
Style Tour of The B Resort & Spa, New Disney Resort with an Edge

Even in the heartland of theme parks, style conscious travelers seek aspirational accommodations with décor to match their ideals in art, aesthetics and interiors which is why I’m excited to take readers on a Style Tour of The B Resort and Spa, the latest resort to open near the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, […]

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5 Tips to NightScape Your Home

Filed in Architecture, Homepage by on June 19, 2014 2 Comments
5 Tips to NightScape Your Home

Amp Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal Afterhours   Curb appeal during the day draws focus to a home’s façade and landscaping but at night the front yard typically disappears into darkness unless you nightscape. People tend to invest in making their homes look good in the light of day but often overlook night-time as another opportunity […]

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High-Low Design Tips From The Master, Mark Cutler

High-Low Design Tips From The Master, Mark Cutler

Inside the Design Mind of Mark Cutler Often referred to as High-Low Design, this mixing of mass merchandise with unique, custom pieces is a popular technique to create living spaces that rival the pages of glossy home interior magazines. One of the masters of High-Low Design is Los Angeles-based designer and architect Mark Cutler, in-house […]

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New Wallpaper Collection is Art & Altruism

Filed in Art, Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors, Interviews by on June 9, 2014 1 Comment
New Wallpaper Collection is Art & Altruism

Great Taste in Decor & Good Deeds Inspire New Wallpaper Collections by Bridget Beari Designs The wallpaper renaissance I’m seeing in home fashion is fueled by strong hues, bold graphics and creative applications. The latest looks in wallpaper are elevating wall coverings to wall art with texture, sheen, color and interesting imagery. I also think […]

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High-Low Design Speaks to Style-Savvy Travelers at Merida, Mexico Hotel

High-Low Design Speaks to Style-Savvy Travelers at Merida, Mexico Hotel

  Mérida, Mexico tops the list as one of my favorite “Design Tourist” destinations with its cosmopolitan charm and colonial roots. Everytime I visit, I’m reminded of the architectural and urban contributions of colonialism. Merida’s grand boulevard,  Paseo de Montejo, emulates 19th century Paris with its Champs Elysee-inspired wide, tree-lined birth flanked by historic mansions in […]

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Spanish Hacienda by the Sea Lightens Up

Spanish Hacienda by the Sea Lightens Up

Interior Decorator Anne-Marie Barton, my friend and costar in an upcoming episode of “The Hot List”  airing soon on The Design Network recently completed an authentic Spanish Villa in Pebble Beach, California. This gorgeous villa overlooking the ocean embodies the patina, charm and character of a centuries old estate with a skillful juxtaposition of contrasts: light, […]

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Outdoor Trends for SummerTime Entertainment

Filed in Homepage, Interviews, Kitchens by on May 19, 2014 1 Comment
Outdoor Trends for SummerTime Entertainment

I recently returned from the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show where Outdoor Style was on the minds of many design cognoscenti. Outdoor kitchen company Brown Jordan staged a mock-up of the perfect outdoor space for summertime entertaining that showcased the latest looks, products and trends. I stopped by the company’s booth to trend talk with Brown Jordan Outdoor […]

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