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January 2, 2020

Happy New Year!

Now that we're finished singing about a blue Christmas, how do you feel about a blue new year?  Sounds a bit silly but if it actually fits well.  Blue seems to be the theme this year, so let's get started by checking out the biggest name in colors!

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December 3, 2019

Welcome back!

Last time I talked about the magic of design and how important it is. I also mentioned that design is an art form. So, what does that mean fo you?

Well, making magic (or art) requires a few very important things: time, emotion, and personalization. We'...

October 31, 2019

Hello Everyone!

I was chatting with some other designers the other day and an interesting topic was brought up.  We were talking about how the latest generation of designers seem to concentrate on the individual parts of a design instead of the magic that happens when e...

October 4, 2019

Hello again!

I recently read an article by one of my vendors (one that I printed out and now can't find the url for, so sorry) that summed up a lot of the design process in just four words: Style, Color, Pattern, and Size.

Now, Distinctive Carpets & Rugs used t...

September 4, 2019

As some of you may know, my father just passed away.  I'm not telling you this to ask for condolences.  Actually, it has made me realize that many of my clients will be facing this same situation at some point.

Most of us will reach that age where our parents...

August 2, 2019

Welcome back everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful July!  Summer is half-way over and if you've been thinking of sprucing up your home before your family visits for the holidays, now is the time.  I know that sounds like a line to sell my services (which it partially...

July 2, 2019

Hello again!

The dog days of summer are nearly upon us and I thought that this was the perfect time to talk about setting your home up for summer!  If you've signed up for my newsletter, some of these tips will be familiar to you, but some might not.

Roll up those Carpet...

May 31, 2019

Welcome back!

When you think of colorful kitchens, you probably picture a bright countertop, backsplash, or cabinets, but there is something you are overlooking.  The appliances.

History:

Colored appliances trace their origins back to the 1950s.  Before that, your on...

April 6, 2019

We all know how hard it can be to get what we want and stay on budget.  It is a bit like walking a tightrope made out of razor wire: painful and difficult to balance.  However, unless you have just won the lottery or struck black gold while digging in your garden, ther...

March 5, 2019

COLOR!

That's right.  It isn't even a specific color.  Just color in general.

For those of you who aren't aware, farmhouse is slowing down and color is what's hot.  For the last few years, I've been mentioning that people are getting tired of gray, but I don't think...

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