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  • Italian Sculpture Found Objects

    Aged to Perfection

    Decorating with found objects instead of purchasing something new from a store will give your design a dose of originality. Whether it’s a valuable antique or something you’ve salvaged, adding an aged piece can change the tenor of a room from flimsy and dull to solid and storied. I love the coziness of old books and vintage oil paintings, or

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  • Under The Big Top

    Formerly my home office, I created this bedroom for my Sweet Baby James to transition through his elementary school years in a fun, happy and creative environment. Loosely inspired by the big top circus, bold red and white stripes complemented by polka dots create a sense of whimsy. I wanted to capture my son’s personality without being trendy or too

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  • Think Spring!

    Spring is a great time to freshen up our home designs. It’s also a fabulous source of color inspiration all year long. Rooms that remind us of spring are all about freshness and color. I designed this kids’ bathroom using Benjamin Moore Bath & Spa paint in Hibiscus. The tile backsplash is a playful combination of white ceramic and stainless

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  • Calm, Cool, Collected

    Grouping accessories makes a statement. Placing them around the room individually simply doesn’t have the same impact, and often looks cluttered. If you have a collection, or several items that are similar in some way, gather them up and display them together. When determining your arrangement an odd number of items is more visually pleasing than even. The number of

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  • Lost Art: The Handwritten Note

    To my sweet surprise, I found a letter written in beautiful handwriting with an equally wonderful sentiment in my mailbox today. It came from fellow Designer Karen Newman of Pentimento Interiors in Newton, MA. She wrote to thank me for calling her back to share a design resource from my recent feature in Design New England Magazine. She was pleased

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  • Elevate Your Design: Delve Into The Details

    The right accessory or fixture is key to taking your design to the next level. It’s worth splurging on the small stuff. Just as a fab pair of shoes can elevate your whole outfit, great finishing touches will put your design over the top. Choosing a stunning pillow, for example, can make an ordinary sofa or chair come to life.

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  • The Purple Bottle Story

    My favorite summer pastime is antiquing on Rte 1 in Maine. Columbary House Antiques (http://columbaryhouse.com) in Cape Neddick is a stop I make annually when searching for unique design finds. I always enjoy a chat with Donald and Jack, the shop’s charming owners. Today I came across a beautiful display of purple glass bottles that stopped me in my tracks

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  • A Labor of Love

    I have nothing but happy memories of my childhood in New England. I wanted my kids to have a wonderful place to make their own memories, too. My husband and I found what is now our summer house in 2008. Even though it was in complete disrepair, we knew it was the perfect spot for us. It has been a

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  • IDS Designer of the Year:
    2010, 2011 and 2012

    So happy to have been named “Designer of The Year” by the Interior Design Society (IDS) in both the Kitchen and Bathroom categories. The IDS Designer of the Year Award recognizes designers throughout the United States for design projects based on creativity, vision, function, ability to overcome challenges and visual effect. I’m proud to be one of them two years

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