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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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Dwell on Design show highlights in photos

Last week I had the privilege of traveling to LA as a sponsored DesignHound courtesy of Modenus to attend the 2018 Dwell on Design trade show. This is a four day event that is meant to inspire architects and designers.The exhibition and conference feature the best in...

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One Room Challenge Week two: My pied-a-terre

Here we are at the One Room Challenge Week Two. This Spring the Boston Design Center is a sponsor of the ORC and I was honored to be asked to transform a space for them at the Innovation and Design Building. This large open loft space has a killer view of Boston but...

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One Room Challenge Spring 2018: Week One

It's here!  Week one of the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge. I am still on cloud nine after being chosen to be one of the twenty featured bloggers but now reality has set in. I have to transform a room in six short weeks!  Actually, it's only five weeks since the...

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Exciting news!! One Room Challenge Spring 2018

BIG BIG NEWS!!! For the past few weeks I have been carrying around a HUGE secret. Today I can finally shout it out. I am excited to share with you that I will be one of the twenty featured bloggers in the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge. In case you have not heard of...

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How to find the answer to all your design questions

If you are someone who enjoys decorating or are planning a renovation on your home, I have a a valuable tool to share with you today. I know it's a useful because I use it myself. If you are on Pinterest I invite you to "follow" my board called Design FYI. It's my...

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My favorite finds from the 2018 Kitchen and Bath show

Attending the 2018 Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) is like going to Disney Land for a designer. There is so much to see and take in that it can be downright overwhelming. If you work in the kitchen and bath industry it is absolutely worth attending. If you are a...

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COLOR Trends from the 2018 Kitchen and Bath Show

Hello lovely readers! I have just returned from the 2018 Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) in Orlando. This is my fourth year attending the show and I think this year's show was the best yet.There were so many exciting, innovative products and beautiful booth displays. Of...

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Taking time off and an announcement

Happy 2018! It's been a few weeks (okay, more than a few) since I have written a blog post. It would be a perfectly reasonable excuse if I told I you I was working like a mad woman completing multiple client installations before the holidays and was simply too busy....

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Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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