Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a Design Writer/Blogger/Host covering the latest products, news and trends in home design, decor, architecture and construction. Her show The Design Tourist airs on The Design Network covering brilliant design minds and unique design finds. Karen also is a contributing writer for Houzz, several design publications and the host of the home design series, Trade Secrets.

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Interior Design Trends at Fall 2014 Shows

Filed in Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors by on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
Interior Design Trends at Fall 2014 Shows

Home Interior Trends Spotted in Fall 2014 European Design Shows A Sneak Peek at The 2014 London Design Festival & Maison et Objet The design season is in full swing with some of the world’s most watched events in home interior fashion underway starting with 2014 Maison et Objet in Paris that opened on Sept […]

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Flower Arrangement Ideas To Create Home Decor Accessories

Filed in Art, Homepage, Interiors, Interviews by on August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Flower Arrangement Ideas To Create Home Decor Accessories

 Flower Arrangement Tips to Think Outside the Vase  As the fall fast approaches, we bid goodbye to many flower blooms until next Spring but you can enjoy their fragrant colors, textures and shapes indoors with flower arrangements. A flower by itself is a marvel of Mother Nature to behold but flowers artfully arranged and mixed […]

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Harry Potter Graphic Designer Makes Wizarding World Believeable

Filed in Art, Design Finds, Homepage by on August 22, 2014 1 Comment
Harry Potter Graphic Designer Makes Wizarding World Believeable

It’s been nearly four years since the last Harry Potter film hit the box office and I’m amazed at the movie saga’s staying power as a cultural phenomenon.  The graphic design work of Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina played a starring role in the films’ ability to suspend our disbelief and immerse ourselves into the […]

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Weird Wood Furniture Makes Home Fashion Statement

Filed in Art, Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors, Interviews by on August 14, 2014 0 Comments
Weird Wood Furniture Makes Home Fashion Statement

Wood craftsman Blair Sligar demands your attention and dares you to pause and puzzle in wonder at what he was thinking when he handcrafted each piece of custom wood furniture. Sligar owns Hog Eat Hog Custom Furniture, based in Winter Park, Florida where the company’s unorthodox approach to design embraces a dose of humor.     […]

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Brassy Renaissance-The Latest Brass Trends in Home Fashion

Filed in Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors, Kitchens by on August 4, 2014 0 Comments
Brassy Renaissance-The Latest Brass Trends in Home Fashion

4 Ideas to Add A Dash of Brass to Your Decor Brass is back en vogue for home interiors as a genre-defying mash-up of styles. The copper and zinc alloy has gone in and out of style over several centuries.  Ubiquitous in 70s interiors, brass fell out of favor in home fashion in lieu of […]

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5 Steps for Designer Decoupage Art

Filed in Art, Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors by on July 28, 2014 1 Comment
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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