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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

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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Friday Photo: In awe of Italy

I'm back from the most amazing and inspiring trip. Italy was everything (and more) that everyone told me it would be. I mean the food, the wine and the scenery was just out of this world. The group of travelers could not have been nicer and the organizers, Adam Japko,...

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Fridays Photo: Arrivederci!

I have had quite a remarkable past 12 months. It's coming up on one year since I heard the words, "you have invasive breast Cancer...and it's an aggressive form". Since then, I have gone through seven months of treatments, lost my hair and then much to my surprise...

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High Point Market Recap part three

This is it! Today is my final wrap up of my three part trend report from High Point Market. I hope you enjoyed Part One and Part Two. I am finishing up my series today with the final three trends I spotted at Spring Market. 7. Elevated Organics: Nature inspired decor...

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High Point Market Recap part two

Today I have part two of my High Point Market recap. First off I want to thank everyone who left such nice comments on my recap of part one of High Point Market trends. Today I have even more images to share that illustrate the next three trends, so grab a coffee and...

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High Point Market Recap part one

Oh my goodness...what an inspiring week at the High Point Furniture! I feel like I walked 50 miles in five days. I was so honored to be chosen for the High Point Design Bloggers Tour and we all had so much fun. We visited showrooms I am very familiar with as well as a...

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Friday’s Photo: 8 High Point Market trends in one photo

Hi everyone! I just returned home from the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour. It was inspiring, fun, educational and exhausting all at the same time. I have SOOOO much to share and over a thousand photos to plow through and edit. My more detailed trend report...

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Friday’s Photo: Are these trends still trending?

Today I fly down to High Point NC to attend the world's largest furniture market. I am excited to walk as many show rooms as my feet will allow me, to reconnect with distant designer friends, and to meet all of our sponsors as one of ten official High Point...

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Friday’s Photo: Colorful eye candy

Even though the calendar says Spring, this week has not been very Spring like. Here in Boston we had 4" of snow on Monday, and every day since it has been cold, windy, rainy and gray. All week I have been craving some bright happy color so I chose this photo as...

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Photographing pets and kids with the iPhone

Photographing pets and kids can be challenging under any situation but try and use them to add some life to your interior design photos and it can be exasperating. The problem is, pets and kids don't like to stay still for more than a a nano second and for an interior...

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Friday’s Photo: Design trends from a 1900 showhouse

One of the great treasures of the city of Boston is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. You may have heard of the museum because it was the site of the most infamous US art heist of all time. The 1990 crime is still unsolved when thieves cut 81 world important works...

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High Point Market Design Blogger Tour

  In just a little over two weeks I will be headed to High Point Market along with nine other top bloggers to discover and report back on all the trends, colors and styles of Spring Market. I am so honored to be chosen and I honestly feel like a kid waiting for...

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How to take better interior photos with your iPhone camera

I gave up my career as a professional photographer in 2009. Besides being burnt out from the business itself, I had both arthritis and two bulging discs in my neck. Twenty five years of hauling around heavy cameras, lenses, lighting, and all the supporting equipment...

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My Top 3 Takeaways from the Design Bloggers Conference

Last week was the 6th annual Design Bloggers Conference. I have never been before and after attending this year in Atlanta I don't know why I waited so long. The speakers were inspiring, educational and several were quite funny! We learned everything from iPhone...

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Friday’s Photo: Bathroom beauty and a big announcement!

This past week I attended the Design Blogger's Conference in Atlanta. The speakers were fabulous and I came home both inspired and a bit overwhelmed. Although I do a lot of things right with my blog, there are also a few...okay...many things I need to work on. It...

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Fixture color trends- Matte black and brass

As you know, I had the honor of traveling with Modenus last January as part of BlogTourKBIS and this is my final trend report from the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Show. The main color story from the show for fixtures was matte black and brass.  Sleek and sophisticated,...

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Friday’s Photo: nature inspired

Designers are often asked what inspires them the most. For me it has always been nature and I am especially drawn to trees. This is a close up of a tree trunk outside the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. I love everything about this. The pattern, the color palette and the...

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My “rebirth” on BlogTourVEGAS with Mr. Steam

The first thing I am always asked when I return from a Modenus BlogTour is "how was it"? I respond, "it was amazing". The truth is, it's impossible to convey just how amazing BlogTour is. Veronika Miller who is the genius force behind Modenus has a knack for putting...

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Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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