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Fromental: High end couture for the walls

Fromental: High end couture for the walls

While in London with DesignHounds, I had the pleasure of getting up close and personal with Fromental wallpaper. In case you haven't heard of it, Fromental is pretty much the gold standard for exquisite, luxury wall paper.It is high end couture for the walls.  Hand...

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Antiquing Diva style with my iPhone.

Antiquing Diva style with my iPhone.

Hi everyone! I'm back from my Design Hounds London trip. If you have been considering going on a Design Hound trip I would urge you to jump at the next chance. Veronika Miller and her team gave our group the experience of a lifetime. I have so much to share about all...

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Friday’s Photo: You HAVE to see this ceiling.

Friday’s Photo: You HAVE to see this ceiling.

This past week I went with a friend to the Hampton Designer Show House  and made it just under the wire before it closes (Sunday if you're planning on going). I always love to visit a prominent show house because it's fun to see what the big name designers are doing...

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Is this new fabric trend fabulous or hideous?

Is this new fabric trend fabulous or hideous?

Recently while in at the Design Center I saw another designer with her client flipping through the newly introduced fabrics. I heard the client say, "EWW... that is hideous, who on earth would want that in their house"? I was obviously curious what fabric had repulsed...

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What I learned about salt and garlic on my trip to Chicago

What I learned about salt and garlic on my trip to Chicago

Hi everyone, I'm back! I took a little blogging break because I honestly have been so busy with new client work and these hot Summer days have not helped with my motivation. I can't believe it but I haven't made it to the beach even once this Summer. I did however...

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Friday’s Photo: Sleeping with the family

Friday’s Photo: Sleeping with the family

One of my favorite things about going to High Point Market and visiting the different show rooms is seeing how the rooms are styled. The designers are so creative and I always see something unexpected and unique. Continuing last Friday's Photo theme of wall murals I...

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Friday’s Photo: Do you like this hot new trend?

Friday’s Photo: Do you like this hot new trend?

I posted a photo on Instagram this week that got over a hundred likes. That photo as well as the one below, show one of the hottest new trends in design...murals. Wall murals are big, bold and a fun way to make a statement. I know it's not for everyone but if you have...

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Friday’s Photo: Look how wealthy I am!

Friday’s Photo: Look how wealthy I am!

What material possessions do you think of when you imagine great wealth? Luxury cars? Second (or third) homes? Designer clothing and jewelry? Fabulous art? I bet the one thing that doesn't come to mind is a dining room sideboard. Back in the 1850's the dining room...

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Friday’s Photo: A once grand hotel and election results

Friday’s Photo: A once grand hotel and election results

A few weekends ago while at our camper in NH, my husband talked me into driving way north (just miles from the Canadian boarder) to a teeny tiny town called Dixville Notch. In spite of it's size, you may have heard of it. The town's claim to fame is that they are the...

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A brilliant new way to print and display your photos

A brilliant new way to print and display your photos

It seems today everyone is a photographer. The cameras, even cell phone cameras, take AMAZING photos so we all look like professionals. We post our best on Facebook or Instagram but then we move on. The images live in the cloud, on the computer or on the phone, but...

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7 tips for taking better Instagram photos

7 tips for taking better Instagram photos

Although I was a little slow joining in on the Instagram craze, I am now officially addicted. While drinking my morning coffee, multiple times throughout the day and always before I put my phone down at night, I scroll through my feed looking at images. I know I am...

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Friday’s Photo: Checking out to “make photos”

Friday’s Photo: Checking out to “make photos”

This past week has been rough. The young singer gunned down in cold blood, the horrific mass shooting, the little boy dragged off by an alligator, it was just one nightmare report after another. Add in all the hate filled rhetoric on the news and on social media and I...

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Adding coastal flair to wardrobe and decor

Adding coastal flair to wardrobe and decor

Recently I spent a night at the Attwater Inn in Newport Rhode Island with my friend Susan Kanoff, along with photographer friend Emily O'Brien. The Inn was designed by Boston's own Rachel Reider and she did an amazing job. The Inn is fresh, colorful and full of...

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Friday’s Photo: 8 interior design trends in one photo

Friday’s Photo: 8 interior design trends in one photo

Today I have another "can you spot the trends" quiz for you. I photographed this room vignette at Ambella Home (one of our generous DesignBloggersTour sponsors from High Point Market) and it has eight interior design trends. See if you can spot them before you read...

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The Canon 5D vs. the iPhone camera for interior photography

The Canon 5D vs. the iPhone camera for interior photography

Last week I traveled to Rhode Island with two friends for a fun co-blogging adventure. Our destination was the Attwater Inn in beautiful Newport RI. I had heard so much about the new boutique hotels from Lark and I was excited check it out. The Attwater was designed...

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Friday’s Photo: Styling tips for displaying a collection

Friday’s Photo: Styling tips for displaying a collection

When showing off a collection it is best to display the items as a group rather than spread piece meal throughout the house. The collection will have more of an impact displayed as a grouping and will not appear as random clutter throughout the house. I prefer my...

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Looking up at the Boston Junior League show house

Looking up at the Boston Junior League show house

Boston's latest show house (The Nathaniel Allen House) sponsored by The Junior League of Boston is now open. Recently I had a chance to tour the house and take some iphone photos. If you love color, pattern and art you can't miss this show. The rooms are done up with...

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The most beautiful art you’ve never seen

The most beautiful art you’ve never seen

For those of you who have been to Italy, you already know there is incredible beauty everywhere you look. Our Wine and Design travel group first spent time in Venice where the canals and architecture are picture postcard perfect. This image was taken at just about...

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Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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