Another Shocking Thing You Never Thought You Could (or Should) Paint

A few weeks ago, I went to a yard sale of a guy who sells antiques.  It was a cold morning, and he was dragging out lots of art from his garage when I arrived.

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Hotel Design Lessons

I just returned from a vacation with my family in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Actually, the girls and I just tagged along for the ride – Mr. Man had official business there. We stayed at the Eau Palm Beach Hotel and Resort, which is just about as swanky as it gets.

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Eau Palm Beach Hotel Lobby

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Why Most Clients Hire Me

Most of my clients have good taste.  Most of my clients know what they like when they see it. So why do they hire me?

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living room at beginning of first client meeting

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What Home Buyers May Miss If You Don’t Stage Your Home to Sell

One of the reasons Home Staging is so important to utilize when selling your home is that buyers make snap judgments when they walk into a room.  Your house is one of the many they are touring, and buyers are very quickly taking mental notes and drawing instant conclusions about each room they enter.  

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Painting Projects – One Paint Color, Three Ways

Spring is nearly, finally here! I actually have some spring bulbs popping up in my yard, which makes me hopeful for warmer weather.

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Spring!

 

Spring always inspires a few projects around my house, so here’s a few I finished up this week. Let’s start with the mid-century dresser I found at an estate sale in the late fall.  I had been looking for just the right piece to use in my dining room as a sideboard with lots of storage.  

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Designing Around Knotty Pine Wood Paneling

This is an article I never thought I’d write.  Because I’m a paint-the-paneling-kind-of-girl.  If you read this blog on a regular basis, I’m pretty sure you know exactly how I feel about wood paneling.  To clarify, it’s not that I don’t like it – I just like it painted out.  Real knotty pine wood paneling is fabulous architecture to have.  But again, I prefer it be painted out.  

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Second Chance at Allison’s Rug and Winning News

Remember how the last rug we ordered for my assistant, Allison, showed up a lemon-lime color? Well, she was able to return it and we took a chance on our #2 choice:

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Living Room Inspiration Board

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