I Can’t Even

When you select a style for you and your family home, you hope and believe it will transcend time. You want to believe that your taste is to be admired and perhaps even imitated. Unfortunately, the attraction to current trends has at one time or another sucked us in and made us hang our heads […]

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Tips On Color

Taste a Rainbow: 11 Top Home Decorating Colors and How to Use Them Prime yourself for spring painting season with our color-happy guide to working with popular shades around the home Vanessa Brunner January 30, 2013 Houzz Editorial Staff Email SaveComment119Like199PrintEmbed Click “Embed” to display an article on your own website or blog. You might […]

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What Now?

Every month, over 380,000 Americans become age 50 and by 2030 one in four Americans will be over the age 65. From 2015 to 2035 , the number of those over age 80 will double, from 12 million to 24 million. Aging in place has become a popular and important conversation in the design industry. […]

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The Future Is Now

        I recently spent some time in Chicago visiting the Monogram Design center. When there, I was introduced to the world of the smart home. Their products were designed to connect with a system that remotely turns on and off the kitchen range, dishwasher and can even pre-heat your oven while you […]

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Climb On In

  With the arrival of fall I can’t help but think about the coziness of a well-made bed. I took to the internet to do some online browsing of blankets, pillows and sheets and stumbled upon some great bedding .I found some inspiration and information to achieve bedding Nirvana. The first step is…wait for it… […]

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Getting Into the Swing of Things

Happy Summer! Being that I am a bit of a romantic, I automatically associate summer with barefeet, fireflies, and front porch swings. Recently, I relocated to Louisville Kentucky to work together with my sister at Centered Interiors. The charm of the city certainly doesn’t disappoint, and what adds to that charm is the front porch […]

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Why Does This Feel Like Home?

Did you ever look at a space and immediately imagine yourself in it? Being a bit of a dreamer and design junkie, this happens to me quite often. I found this picture in Dering Hall’s look book and was instantly transported to a Sunday morning, complete with coffee and the happy buzzing of my family […]

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All Lacquered Up

You may remember, in an earlier blog I made mention of our mom. She was a woman who had a great passion for paint, and was not afraid to use it. If an object or a room looked liked it could use some “perking up”, mom had the just the right color in mind. Though […]

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Mary and Suzy Like These Trends

I have always been attracted to flea market finds and the shabby chic trends, made popular by Rachel Ashwell. Truth be told, I have been a fan of dumpster diving starting from my very first apartment. I referred to the look as early American attic. My tastes have matured, and though I still love an […]

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