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Appliance Color Trends from KBIS

I know I have jumped ahead of myself with my last two blog posts because I promised you more color trends from the Kitchen and Bath Show(KBIS) so today I will update you on appliance color trends. In spite of what you might have heard, stainless steel continues to...

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My personal favorite range from KBIS

My kitchen appliances have been on life support for over two years now. I am so tired of talking about how we plan to remodel our kitchen but we really are planning to remodel so I have been holding off on buying anything new until we have a firm design plan. So when...

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Friday’s Photo: 2016 kitchen trends all in one photo

I posted this photo last week in my cabinet color trend post from the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Show in Vegas. I am posting it again because I realize it has almost every trend that is hot right now. Black cabinetry Marble counter tops (or marble counter look-a-like)...

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Ditch your toilet paper and scrubbing brush

A few days before I left for BlogTourKBIS courtesy of Modenus and our nine generous sponsors, I attended a "What's On Tap" event at a local bath showroom, Designer Bath. It was a fun night of networking and learning about the latest new products from several of their...

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Friday’s Photo: Blanco Ikon

One of my favorite finds last week while attending the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the new IKON sink by Blanco. It's sculptural, sexy and virtually indestructible. An updated version of the skirted farm sink it has a remarkable high tech finish called...

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Color Trends from the kitchen and bath show

Last week I was invited to attend The kitchen and Bath show in Vegas (KBIS) with Veronika Miller and the Modenus team along with 24 other design bloggers. We were sponsored by nine amazing vendors, many of whom had exciting new products to show us. I have so many...

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The home trend that has nothing to do with decorating

There is a growing trend happening in home interiors. Shelter magazines, decorating blogs and news show are all abuzz over it. What is it you ask? It is the desire to free ourselves from excess "stuff" and simplify our life by decluttering or "tidying". In case you...

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Holding onto the “gifts” of Cancer

I have always loved the start of the New Year. The thought of a clean slate, a new year to achieve ambitious goals and the belief that this is the year I really will loose those 20 lbs. Since my treatments for breast Cancer concluded near the end of 2015, this New...

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The 2016 Colors of the year

This morning the top dog, the big kahuna of color forecasting, Pantone, released their pick for the 2016 color of the year. For the first time ever Pantone chose not one but two colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz. My very first thought when I saw this image was baby...

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My messy little secret

Last Thursday was the big reveal of my family room makeover for the One Room Challenge. My husband and I love being in there now and I am no longer embarrassed when friends come to visit. The room is clean and uncluttered but would you believe that I am hiding a very...

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The ORC: Family room makeover reveal!!

If you have somehow stumbled upon this blog post for the very first time, this is a very big day. For the past six weeks I have been participating in an online design blog event called The One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. I had six weeks to...

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ORC week 5: The final sprint

AHHHHHH! It is week five of The One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. Now it's serious crunch time, pedal to the metal and no time for indecision, or last minute second guessing. My photographer comes on Monday so I have just 3 days to completely...

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ORC week 4: All about the art

Well here it is week four of the One Room Challenge  hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. What had been a ticking clock has now become a booming drum constantly beating in my head. I have less than two weeks to complete my large family room before the photographer...

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ORC Family Room Makeover Week 3

Well week 3 of the One Room Challenge rolled in way too fast and the reality (panic) of this tight timeline is starting to set in. This is what my room looks like as I write this post. The room is painted and my husband installed the new ceiling light from Crystorama....

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Friday’s Photo: Tribal inspired

One of the biggest trends for Fall in both fashion and interiors is tribal inspired. So many of us are traveling or dreaming of traveling to far off exotic places and what better souvenir to bring home than a decorative memory from our trip. While visiting the Boston...

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ORC: Family Room make over week 2

So here it is already week 2 of the One Room Challenge and things are rocking and rolling with our family room makeover. Fabrics have been secured for the drapes, pillows and for reupholstering the three chairs I am keeping. The painting is (almost) done and I am...

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ORC: Family Room makeover week one

It's go time! Today is day one, week one, of the now famous One Room Challenge. Hosted by Linda of the popular blog Calling It Home, participants have six weeks to transform a room from start to finish. The twenty invited bloggers started yesterday and the link up...

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The One Room Challenge

I first heard of the One Room Challenge over a year ago when several of my designer friends were participating. For those of you who haven't heard of it, The One Room Challenge was started by Linda of the popular blog Calling it Home. Twice a year she asks twenty top...

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Fridays Photo: Trends in tiles

As popular as plain subways tiles have been and still are, the latest trend in tiles are statement tiles. Tiles that are bold in pattern and color and scream "look at me" are super hot right now. The choices are almost limitless and although they won't last the test...

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Friday’s Photo: Chemo is done!

Today's Friday photo expresses how I feel as I had my very last round of Chemo this past Wednesday. I know I have 6-8 rough days ahead but who cares...chemo is done!!!!! After a few weeks to recover from chemo I will start seven weeks of daily radiation. Other than...

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Friday’s Photo: Adding interest to a white kitchen

A few months ago while at the Boston Design Center I passed the Christopher Peacock kitchen showroom. They had just finished redoing the cabinet display in the front window and this is what I noticed. No matter what you think about white kitchens, they are classic and...

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Friday’s Photo: New Hampshire hidden beauty

Today's Friday Photo is a throw back to our July 4th vacation just before I started chemotherapy. Nature has always been my grounding force and this glorious mountain lake was deep in the mountains and reached after about an hour of hiking. It was a perfect glorious...

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Friday’s Photo: Best colors for a windowless room

Most people believe they should paint the walls in a dark or windowless room a light color. It seems counter intuitive but just the opposite is true. If there is no natural light, such as in a basement, the best way to treat the walls is to paint them a rich dark...

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Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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