Focus on Creativity

DXV: The new luxury line from American Standard

One of our first stops on BlogTourNYC was a visit (and fab party)  to the new New York showroom of DXV.  DXV is a brand new luxury line of kitchen and bath products from a brand we all know and trust, American Standard. There are four collections, the...

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Getting Steamy with Mr. Steam

One of my absolute favorite events during my trip with BlogTourNYC was actually the only thing on the agenda I was not looking forward to. When we were told to bring a bathing suit for an event courtesy of  Mr. Steam I will admit, I had some reservations. You see, I...

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Friday’s Photo: A light of a different feather

Hi everyone! I'm back from one of the most amazing trips I've ever been on called BlogTourNYC with Modenus. Over five days, myself, along with eleven other bloggers, visited amazing designer show rooms, toured the Kips Bay Show House, and attended two design shows;...

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Blog Tour New York here I come

Three years ago this week (May 18th, 2011 to be exact) I published my very first blog post. I still remember my feeling of fear and trepidation as I pondered that Turquoise Publish button for over a week. When I finally did hit the button I thought I was going to be...

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Friday’s Photo: Bedding beauty

This was one of my favorite beds at High point. I love the colors, the chinoiserie canopy and the fresh white bedding accented with the the bold graphic design.  Most of all though I like the pillow arrangement. So often I see too many pillows on a bed, multiple...

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Lighting trends: Sputnik chandeliers

One of the highlights for me while touring the showrooms at High Point this Spring was seeing all the new lighting introductions. The shapes, sizes and materials were varied but large, over scaled, statement lighting is still very much on trend.  One shape I saw over...

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Friday’s Photo: Beauty in between the seasons

Last weekend we took a day drive up to our land in New Hampshire.  It's an odd time of the year up there; not quite Winter, not yet Spring. The skiers are gone, the hikers have not yet arrived, and it is barren, quiet and deserted. The hillside was covered with bare,...

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Color Inspiration from 100 years ago

Last week international color guru Leatrice Eisman gave a color talk at the Boston MFA. Eiseman just might have one of the best jobs on the planet if you like art, fashion and travel. She travels the world in order to pick up "clues" about color and observes which...

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Friday’s Photo: Salon style art wall

Large scale and over-sized art work is very on trend today, but what if you have a collection of smaller pieces? I just loved what C.R.Laine did in their High Point showroom.They grouped an assortment of small framed pieces that the eye reads as one big over-sized...

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More High Point trends: Nail heads and more nail heads

Nail heads used to embellish furniture is nothing new. In fact, they are a classic detail in furniture design. However....If I had a nickel for every nail head I saw at High Point this Spring I would be one wealthy decorator! In fact, I would say the vast majority of...

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Friday’s Photo: High Low decorating at High Point

Whenever a client's budget is limited (and who's isn't) I think about what I can use that is lower priced (and still look great) that will equal out a splurge purchase. While at High Point Market I saw a perfect example of the high/low mix. Designer Suzanne Kasler...

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Trending color at High Point Market

One thing I heard over and over at High Point last week was how everyone was so excited about all the color in the showrooms. Evidently for the past few years the showrooms have been awash with shades of gray and white. As someone who is passionate about color I was...

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Friday’s Photo: hair on hide rugs

Hi everyone!  I'm just back from High Point Market and must say, it was an amazing experience. I saw SO much and I have SO many photos to share with you of new products and trends I spotted. Hair on hides is definitely a trend for Spring 2014. I saw hides used on the...

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Friday’s Photo

Today I want to share this beautiful Spring flower arrangement I came across while scouting a home for an upcoming Merrimack Valley Home Magazine. So Spring like! Wouldn't you love to see this in the morning while brewing your coffee? Well , I'm off to High Point N.C....

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Five days and counting

I am so excited! I feel like a little girl going to Disney for the first time because in just five days I will be flying out to attend what is simply referred to as "High Point" or "Market". Held in High Point NC, this event is the largest industry trade show in the...

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Friday’s Photo

While out shopping for a client I spotted this great graphic pattern and reflection; made even more special put into the new waterlogue app. Can you guess what this is? Hint...I was shopping at RH Have a great weekend everyone...Spring is coming...Spring is...

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Emotional Beauty

When I was about 10 years old my class went on a field trip to Trinity Church in Boston. When I walked through the huge arched doors and looked up I vividly remember the hair standing up on the back of my neck...and then I started to cry. I had no idea why this was...

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Friday’s Photo

While at an event this week at the Boston Design Center I noticed two trends that show no signs of fading; large scale lighting and organic elements used as accessories. I especially loved the entrance display at Webster and Company. That antique lantern is just...

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Friday’s Photo

I often challenge my clients to think outside the box when looking for art for their walls. Who said wall art must be flat?  Here is a wall grouping of clay pottery that I saw on display last Spring at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York....

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Simple trick for determining the undertone of white

I think for many people the most difficult color to choose is white. So often you think you are picking a "clean white"  and you get it up on the wall and it looks green or pink or blue. Well here is my super easy trick for determining the undertone of white. Take a...

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Friday’s Photo

Five degrees this morning,...frigid weekend ahead..more snow for Monday.   It's a winter like this that makes me appreciate a sight like this even more. A gorgeous yellow and pink orchard on the counter today at the hair salon. Come on Spring! Have a great weekend...

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Which wall is best for a painted accent wall?

I recently received this question from a reader who was painting her family room and wanted to know which wall would make the best accent wall. She was confused as to whether she should pick a solid wall that was a side wall, the fireplace wall, or the wall behind the...

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Friday’s Photo

Here in the North East we have had quite the Winter. It seems like there has been storm after storm, and right about now everyone is fed up and counting the days until Spring. While driving home Tuesday morning, just as it started snowing and we received another 10...

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Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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