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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Five tips for getting the most out of visiting a show house

Five tips for getting the most out of visiting a show house

If you love interior design then chances are you love to visit show houses. This past year I was lucky enough to visit four. The one challenge with visiting a show house is being able to take it all in. Since each room is often wildly different from the next it can be...

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How to Personalize your home with art photography

How to Personalize your home with art photography

It goes without saying, that I want my clients to have a beautifully designed home. It's also equally important to me to reflect my client's unique personality. Often times I look to accomplish this by re-purposing beloved family heirlooms, meaningful art work, or by...

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Five Tips for taking better travel photos

Five Tips for taking better travel photos

Remember the old joke about the dreaded invite over to see someone's travel photos? Well that scenario is gone now that we see instant updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There was a good reason though for that dreaded invite. The photos were usually boring!...

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Styling bar carts and table settings for a cause

Styling bar carts and table settings for a cause

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. Nine days in Berlin, home, three hours sleep then off to the Boston Design Center. I was one of the designers chosen to participate in Boston's first Designer fundraiser for the charity Heading Home To Dinner.Over...

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Jazzing up our white box apartment

Jazzing up our white box apartment

If you've been following me through this blog you know that my husband and I recently downsized from our big suburban home to a very small urban apartment. It's hard to believe but we have been here almost four months now. For the most part we love our new small care...

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Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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