Focus on Creativity

Our Nantucket rental: A decorator was here

Just a little over two weeks ago my husband surprised me and told me he had rented a house on Nantucket for my Birthday. I will admit that at first I was somewhat freaked out..my clients!...the expense!...I can't take more time off!  Well he knew I would say all of...

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Friday’s Photo: Christopher Guy still life

Pretty little still life with a pop of color at the Christopher Guy show room during BlogTourNYC. Have a great weekend and a great week everyone! I am so excited because my husband and I are off for a week on Nantucket...one of my favorite spots on the planet. I am...

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BLANCO: Gorgeous products AND giving back

Imagine finding a beautiful sink and then finding out that by purchasing it you would be helping to support AIDS and HIV organizations. Wouldn't that be amazing? Well BLANCO, one of the sponsors of BlogTourNYC, has a sink that does just that. Let me introduce you to...

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Wilsonart: 3 things I never knew about laminate

One of the sponsors of BlogTourNYC  was Wilsonart. Now I will admit that I didn't know a whole lot about Wilsonart prior to the tour other than the fact that they make laminate counter tops.  Founded in 1956 by Ralph Wilson, Wilsonart has always been known for their...

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Friday’s Photo: Christopher Guy

One of the things that makes high quality furniture so special and worth the investment are the details. While on BlogTourNYC we visited the Christopher Guy show room. To say the details on the furniture at Christopher Guy are impressive is somewhat of an...

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Donghia: Designer or Photographer’s paradise?

When I am traveling, I occasionally (okay, frequently) get so excited about what I see that I get swept up in the moment and just want to zone out and take pictures. This happened over and over again while on BlogTour NY but especially so at the Donghia show room. I...

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Friday’s Photo: David Trubridge Lighting

One of my favorite finds while at Wanted Design during BlogTourNYC  is this lighting collection from David Trubridge. Based out of New Zealand, Trubridge's lighting is eco friendly and shipped flat to save on shipping costs. They are surprisingly affordable, come in a...

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nousDECOR: Mood boards and a $14,000 giveaway!

I love to make mood boards, both for for my clients and myself, as it helps to visualize what the room will ultimately look like. While on BlogTourNYC, we had the pleasure of meeting the talent (Mark Cutler) and faces (Dorothee Fisher) behind a brand new company...

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Friday’s Photo: Perfection at Donghia

Segmented coffee table with Granite top (Forma table), glamorous lighting and padded leather wall covering.... oh my!!! The other little detail that "makes" this room for me? the two gold velvet pillows... just the dab of color the room needs...simply perfection don't...

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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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Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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