Contemporary Drapery Presentation…

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Installed another one of my favorite drapery hanging presentation’s.

These drapes have no rod…they’re mounted on a piece of wood…I absoulutely LOVE this look.

It’s clean, fresh and modern!

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Fabulous…

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This is a brand new Phillip Jeffries wallpaper…made with a very thin layer of wood and framed with silver foil! Asolutely stunning in person.  This is a perfect alternative to those who would like an intresting ceiling treatment but do not have the budget for major millwork.

By placing this wallpaper on the ceiling or the walls it instantly elivates the room’s level of sophistacation and presense!

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Why didn’t I think of that…

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When designing…sometimes we all get a little jaded!  But this is something that my clients have really been enjoying.

They LOVE the fact that they can have an ottoman…but when they want a harder surface for beverage placement or for something that would need a little more support.  That’s when we have put a cocktail table over the ottoman…one that has wheels on it…so you can pull it in…or to push it out!

Works for me!

 

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Travel, Create and Learn…

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If you follow my blog…then you know that I have a friend traveling the world.  They’ve been going strong now for about 8 months…and they have 7 more months to go.

I don’t know if this type of traveling would be on my bucket list…but I definitely found something that would be…and that is L/M Retreats!

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First on my list would be L/M’s trip to Formentera, Spain! This is straight from their website:

We’ll spend our days eating long meals together outdoors, learning photography & the art of visual storytelling, and enjoying conversation & discussion with one another as well as exploring all the island has to offer—sailing, fresh seafood, and gorgeous beaches. The villa we’ll call home during the retreat is a few minutes walk from a beach, and tapas, cava, and sun promise to be plentiful.

We plan to allow plenty of down time for reading & writing, napping, swimming, discussions, photo editing, sun bathing & sipping, or simply doing nothing at all. There will also be a watercolor painting class with a local artist, a sunset beach picnic, and a paella cookout. 

The purpose of this retreat is to recharge, rejuvenate, relax, and reconnect. Creativity can only blossom if we allow ourselves to be still once in a while; we see more clearly when we slow down & ideas come fresh. 

What this won’t be is a hectic, highly structured “workshop”—it’s truly a retreat.

Yes PLEASE!

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Or how about Santorini, Greece

The days will largely be spent painting; lingering over meals together; learning & practicing photography; having group discussions; relaxing at the villa; and exploring the island. This is a retreat devoted to creating community & inspiration over slow food shared, creativity, and intentional discussion all while recharging in this luxurious perch nestled in the hills above the ancient Pyrgos village & surrounded by striking views of the cobalt Aegean Sea. 

Run do not walk to L/M Retreats…because some trips for 2017 are already SOLD OUT!

http://www.localmilkretreats.com/merch

 

 

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No Lives Have Ever Been Lost from Design Errors…

But you would think that…when a Designer creates an error even with something as simple as a pillow.  That life support needs to be on stand-by.

Here are 10 ways that Designers like to create that unique stamp on a room!HomeDesign6

  1.  Comfort is the key to Great Design.

  2.  Create Impact walls with Art not just color!

  3. Do NOT over Design the room…most importantly CONTRIVED ROOMS are BORING!

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4. Buy the BEST you can!

5. Gathered rooms create interest…something old, something new, something black, something shiny, and add lots of textures.

6. Stop doing DECORATIVE Bed…instead create FASHIONABLY Functional beds!

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7.  Layer, layer and for gosh sake LAYER…with color and textures!

8.  Try not to match Art work with room decor.

9. Books…add lots of CHARACTER to a room!

10. Buy quality main pieces…coordinate with TRENDY accents so that it’s easy to transition out…when you’re updating!

No fabric or accessory was hurt in the creation of this blog post!

 

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Love Me a Good…NO Great Tone on Tone Design Direction…

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When creating tone on tone design…it must also include use of major texture interest! Example A…this fabulous hallway made even more fabulous with all of this trim molding!

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Also LOVING how fresh the lighter floors feels especially within this beautifully created neutral tone on tone designed home.

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Once again texture takes precedent here in the tile presentation.

Interiors by Gretchen Black and JS Home Design.

 

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Khaki’s are BACK…

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I will let this favorite “Friend’s” icon’s words…do my talking! OH…MY…God!

Seriously…there is not many facets of fashion that I literally hate…but I’m afraid Khaki’s are one…if not thee number one!

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I don’t care how you paint them, style or cut them…they’re still KHAKI’S.  My Dad wore them when he was mowing the lawn and my Mom would wear them when she was cleaning the house.

Oh… NO Thank you!  You won’t be seeing these in my closet any time soon.  But for those who love the classic preppy style…congratulations…they’re coming back!

 

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