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Tribute to a Dear Friend

In 2011, I lost a dear friend to breast cancer. To honor Liliana, I decided to pay tribute in a very special way by contributing a portion of my proceeds in September and October to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure. Thank you to the Bedford Record Review for their coverage of this story,…

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A view from the Arts & Antique Show at the Armory

I attended the Art & Antique Show held at the Armory in NYC last week. As you can imagine, there were lots of beautiful fine art and jewelry. I spent some time at two of the more unusual booths – The Antique American Wicker, and The Silver Fund. The Antique American Wicker features an extensive…

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5 Keys To Surviving A Home Remodeling Project

The idea of remodeling can be very appealing when you are considering an update or change to the functionality of your space. Now is the perfect time to reflect on your home and on the updates you want to consider. Maybe last year you had ample space for entertaining, but lacked a room to host…

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When Cleanliness is a Top Priory

Do you wish you had a magic wand? Knew of a product that would be easier to clean and more resistant to stains and bacteria? Provide for a cleaner environment? Today I attended a seminar about a new tile that does just that. An innovative hydrotect technology, designed to purify the air and remove toxins…

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Thinking Outside of the Box

Sometimes you have the opportunity to work with a client that is willing to think “out of the box”, explore new concepts, options that maybe they haven’t been exposed to before. Maybe something that hasn’t been seen at a neighbor’s home. Currently I am renovating a kitchen for a client that has in fact explored…

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First Impressions – You Only Get One Chance

Many times a design project which starts within the client’s interior, often extends to the outside. It is the approach, after all, that sets the mood, and tone for who lives in the home, and their style. Here is a home which was completely transformed. We painted the house from the existing grey to a warm…

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Concrete, Copper and Zinc in the Kitchen OH MY!

Concrete Do you think of concrete as a commercial material or perhaps the flooring of your unfinished basement? It’s come a long way! It incorporates the beauty of natural stone, providing a warm surface with a multitude of tonal variations. Offered in matte, soft glow and a high gloss finish Can be hand stained creating…

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How to Get the Most out of Your Interior Designer Without him/her Taking Over

Interior Designer’s can bring their expertise in drafting floor plans, purchasing of furniture that is the correct scale for the room, recommending fabric choices for upholstery, drapery, and pillows that create a pulled together cohesive look. And help you with the myriad decisions of kitchen and bath renovations. It is the attention to details that…

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The #1 Task People Fear

They say that the #1 thing people are afraid of is public speaking. But as an Interior Designer, I’d like to add – choosing a paint color. A dreaded task – what to paint the room, the adjacent room, the entire house. An overwhelming process. When in doubt, there’s always “Linen White”- an acceptable neutral…

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A Sneak Peak Into the Life of One of America’s Leading Designers

A few weeks ago I had the relaxing experience of going to Canyon Ranch. While I was in Lenox, MA. I of course had to visit Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, which is conveniently just down the street. It’s an elegant estate and gardens. Wharton designed and built the classical revival house and its formal…

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