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Friday’s Photo: Jonathan Adler for Formica

Friday’s Photo: Jonathan Adler for Formica

I never thought I would see it but laminate seems to be making a come back. While visiting KBIS I saw how Danny Seo has made laminate very on trend for Wilsonart (read that post here) and now Jonathan Adler is doing the same thing for Formica. Adler has created a...

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The toilet we all want to own

The toilet we all want to own

What if I told you there is a toilet that you never have to touch or clean. As you approach the lid gently raises.The seat is heated and lit (nice for late night visits) and when you walk away the seat automatically lowers and an ultra violet light sanitizes the seat....

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Top Knobs=Top style

Top Knobs=Top style

I'm sure you've heard the expression "the hardware is the jewelry of the room". At Top Knobs that is certainly true. Recently I had the chance to see their vast collection up close at KBIS as they were one of our BlogTour sponsors. I can confidently say that Top Knobs...

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What I most wanted to see at KBIS

What I most wanted to see at KBIS

Even before I headed out to KBIS with BlogTourVegas, my husband and I have been researching about switching over to an induction cook top when we update our kitchen. We currently have a small counter top version purchased off Amazon so that we could "try it out". You...

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Wood-Mode Cabinetry and puppies oh my!

Wood-Mode Cabinetry and puppies oh my!

Another one of our amazing sponsors for BlogTourVegas was Wood-Mode fine custom cabinetry. Many of you are already familiar with Wood-Mode as they are industry leaders in quality custom cabinetry. Founded in 1942, Wood-Mode is the nation’s largest manufacturer of...

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Revisiting laminate with Wilsonart

Revisiting laminate with Wilsonart

Ever since the early 90's when granite began to replace laminate for use on counter tops, it seems as if there was no turning back. Recently I had the opportunity to revisit laminate, first during BlogTourNY and now again more recently, during BlogTourVegas....

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Friday’s Photo: Soaking out the chill

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Friday’s Photo: Creative new way to create a gallery wall

Friday’s Photo: Creative new way to create a gallery wall

This week while at the Boston Design Center to hear Barry Dixon share his thoughts on color, I saw this creative gallery wall. It's simply a curtain rod fastened at either end of the wall with brackets and then the artwork is attached with two small gold chains and a...

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The scariest color I’ve ever chosen

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

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!

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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Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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