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Friday’s Photo: Soaking out the chill

Soaking tubs were very much on trend at KBIS including this copper beauty from Thompson Traders. With all the snow and cold we are having here in the northeast I imagine it would be close to heaven to soak in a bubble filled soaker like this. Have a great weekend...

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Tile crush at Walker Zanger

My husband and I both agree that the person who built our house either had the worst taste or else walked into the local home building supply store and said, "I'll take the cheapest and ugliest tiles you carry". Don't get me wrong, I love lot's of things about our...

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The company that wants to change your life

For those of you who know me, you know how incredibly excited I get about interior design and almost anything relating to the home. While at KBIS  during Modenus BlogTourVegas I saw so many beautiful and innovative products from our sponsors that my head was spinning....

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Friday’s Photo: Walker Zanger

You know your product is a hit when 20 designers from BlogTourVegas walk into your booth, ooh and aww and run around taking photos of everything in sight. That is what happened when we visited one of our BlogTourVegas sponsors Walker Zanger at KBIS. I have been a huge...

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This demonstration by Mohawk blew my mind!

Hi everyone! I am back from my Vegas  BlogTour and will tell you I had the most amazing time. I have so much to share from the KBIS show as well as a fabulous new home we toured, that I hardly know where to start. Since I am currently working with two clients who are...

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Friday’s Photo: Franz Viegener

As a precursor to KBIS next week I attended an educational evening at Designer Bath in Salem. I got a sneak peak of some of the newest introductions for luxury baths. One of the highlights for me was meeting the artist Franz Viegner who designs faucets that are truly...

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BlogTourVegas and my personal connection to Poggenpohl

I am counting down the days with excitement because on Sunday I leave for my second fun filled BlogTour with Veronika Miller (and team) from Modenus. I honestly didn't think anything could top my New York BlogTour experience but the line up for Vegas looks pretty...

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Friday’s Photo: nature vs. art

While scrolling through my cell phone photos last night I spotted these two images almost next to one another. Both were taken while on vacation in Arizona. The photo on the left was taken on our drive back from the Grand Canyon and the one on the right is a detail...

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A new year, a new work space, a new walking desk

Happy New Year my friends! As great as the holidays were, I am always more than ready to embrace the new year and get a fresh start. So much promise of all the wonderful business goals I will accomplish, the weight I will lose and the "perfect" house I will have....

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Holiday cranberry squares and a tribute

Although this post is a departure from my usual, I have been wanting to share this very personal holiday story for awhile now. It's about a woman named Gail Cronin and her holiday cranberry squares. This story actually began over thirty years ago, when I was a...

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My DIY holiday decoration

Well we are down to the wire...Christmas is in just a few days. I am so proud of myself that I accomplished just about everything on my shopping/cleaning/decorating "to do" list over the weekend. I even had time to do a fun little DIY decorating project that added a...

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Friday’s Photo: My easy table centerpiece

This Christmas I decided to use Red and Green as my color palette.  Following the trend of "return to traditional" I thought this was the perfect year to revive this classic color combo. To create my red and green table centerpiece I used two small white poinsettias,...

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Friday’s Photo: Just Breathe

Well friends, the holidays are upon us whether we are ready or not. So no matter where you are with your decorating, shopping, baking or entertaining I want to use today's Friday Photo as a reminder to just breathe. I will be scrambling all weekend as we don't yet...

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Pantone color of the year and Barry Dixon

It just so happened that the same day Barry Dixon came to Boston to give a talk on color was the same day that Pantone announced Marsala was its pick for color of the year. Boy, did the reddish brown color choice cause controversy! Social media just about blew up...

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The scariest color I’ve ever chosen

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and enjoyed some down time with family and friends (and maybe some shopping). I had a nice relaxing day on Thanksgiving but Friday, Saturday and Sunday I was working like a fiend. You see it all started with this rug. I won this...

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Friday’s Photo: Giving thanks

As we approach Thanksgiving I want to take today as an opportunity to give thanks. My day to day life is often so busy that I sometimes forget to stop and just be grateful for all the blessings I have in my life. I have a loving and supportive family and the most...

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Another BlogTour and this time it’s Vegas!

  They say lightening never strikes twice but for me it has and in the best possible way. I have been invited to go on another BlogTour and this time it's BlogTour Las Vegas.   I am SO excited, honored, and thrilled that I have had trouble sleeping since I...

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Friday’s Photo: Lighting love at ICFF

Another colorful find that stopped me in my tracks at the ICCF while on BlogTourNYC.  This collection of gorgeous colored bottles makes me want to open a restaurant just so that I can put these over the bar area. (as much as I tried I can not find the vendor info on...

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CitizenM Hotel NYC

One thing I have always wanted to do is visit NYC around the holidays. I want to see all the lights and window displays and get into the holiday spirit. I talked my husband into going down for a weekend and I'm thinking of booking a couple nights at the Hotel I stayed...

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Friday’s Photo: Bespoke Global at ICFF

Even though BlogTourNYC was last May, I feel like it was just last month. Somehow, the time has just flown by.  Modenus and their sponsors have already taken another lucky group of bloggers to California (BlogTourCali) and as I write this post I'm sure another...

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Friday’s Photo: Benjamin Moore’s color of the year

The BIG announcement of the "color of the year" by the Pantone Color Institute will be announced probably mid November.This is the color pick everyone waits to hear about with baited breath and will be splashed all over the media. Over the past few years, some of the...

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Trend Alert: Mad about plaid

Being of half Scottish heritage, I think I have plaid in my DNA. My maiden name is MacFarlane and as a kid I remember my dad wearing a bright orange and green tie that was "The MacFarlane Plaid". My mother joked she thought it was one of the ugliest plaids and that...

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Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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