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High Point Market Trends: Fall 2018 part 3

 2018 Interior design trends from High Point Market part three. If you missed part one and two you can catch up below:  Color Trends from Fall High Point Market         2. Market Trend Report Report Part One Today I want to highlight three additional trends that I...

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One room challenge week 5: Master bedroom makeover

Tick tock, tick tock....It's the final count down.I feel like I just got going but here we are at the One Room Challenge week 5. Three...more...days. That's how much time I have before my photo shoot. As I type this I am still waiting for the dresser, the bed sheets,...

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High Point market trends Fall 2018

This is part two of my High Point market trends report. If you missed part one, my color trend report, you can read that HERE. I am the type of person who often needs time to process what I have seen after attending a trade show. It is so overwhelming when going show...

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One Room Challenge Week 4: Upgrading from builder basic

It's crunch time now at the One Room Challenge week 4. I am at the point where I can't tell if I'm in okay shape or in serious trouble. I had several setbacks this past week but almost everything is back on track. Two items I ordered were shipped to our old apartment....

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2019 color trends from High Point Furniture Market

Hello everyone, I'm back from the High Point Design Bloggers tour. It was a fabulous few days and I have so much to share with you! I plan to write several Market trend reports but I always like to start out with my favorite topic, COLOR. This first post is dedicated...

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One Room Challenge Fall 2018 week one

Hello friends. Today's the day so many have been waiting for. It's the kick off of the One Room Challenge Fall 2018. This is the day that twenty featured designers commit to transforming a room in six short weeks. Tomorrow, hundreds more join in on the challenge and...

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One Room Challenge Fall 2018

A few months ago the local news had a story about a Massachusetts lottery winner. The woman had won a million dollars on a scratch ticket. That in itself is pretty amazing but that wasn't even the full story. That same woman had also won a million dollars just a month...

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Downsizing and letting go of family memorabilia

In the past fourteen months time we have gone from a 3,500 sq ft home to a 1,100 sq ft rental apartment and in ten days we move into our new 1,800 sq ft condo. It has been a lot of packing, selling, and donating. Downsizing is hard, plain and simple. I don't care how...

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Fun facts and color meanings of Red, White, and Blue

Today's blog is a bit of a departure from interiors and iphone photography. However, in light of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, I thought I would share a few fun facts and color meanings of Red, White, and Blue. Be sure not to miss my iphone photography tip at the...

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A short designer’s guide to Photographing interiors

Photographing interiors is both a time commitment and an expense. As decorators and designers though, it's so important that our portfolio represents our best work and that means having great photos. No matter how beautiful the room design, if the photos fall short,...

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Five Design Trends from High Point Market

Every April I look so forward to traveling to North Carolina and seeing all the latest design trends from High Point Market. I take hundreds of photos and when I get home I pour over them to see what design trends I saw over and over that I can then share with all of...

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Color trends from High Point Market Spring 2018

Now that the reveal of my One Room Challenge is behind me I am finally getting around to sharing all the fabulous things I saw at High Point Market. As in the past, I am breaking my trend report into two parts. Part one is Color Trends and part two will be home decor...

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One Room Challenge Spring 2018: pied-a-terre reveal

Drum Roll please...It's the big day. The One Room Challenge Spring 2018 REVEAL!! I crossed the finish line and I am so excited to show you my pied-a-terre. I have so many emotions but relief is probably number one. It was a LOT of work putting together this room...

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LA Design shops for the Design Geek

A few weeks back I was in LA as a #sponsored designer for Dwell on Design. I was immersed in everything design for three glorious days. First the Dwell on Design trade show, then a day of LA house tours and finally, inspiration galore along the LA Design Trail. Before...

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Dwell on Design LA Home Tour

Who doesn't love a good home tour? I know I do. While out in LA for my Designhound trip to cover Dwell on Design we spent a fabulous day touring homes. We visited five beautiful contemporary homes on the Dwell on Design Home Tour and I am excited to share them with...

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One Room Challenge Week Four: More pieces of the puzzle

Here we are now at One Room Challenge week four! My design plan for my pied-a-terre is finally S..L..O..W..L..Y  coming together. I secured more furniture this week from the Boston Design Center showrooms including a second sofa, a sideboard, a secretary desk, and two...

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Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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