MAD ABOUT MURANO

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Vintage Murano Glass has been one of my passions and obsessions for quite some time, it adds that touch of luxury to any design.

WHY I DO WHAT I DO

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My love for design was sparked by observing my mother and her friend constantly rearranging and adding to their homes.

LIFTING THE LID

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One of my favorite design tricks when a client is feeling nervous about introducing interest on the walls is to introduce interest on the ceiling. The ceiling can be bold or subtle, it can dark or light, it can be sleek or rustic. It can be almost anything. The ceiling is often referred to as the “lid” when talking to contractors such as electricians or …

IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT SCALE

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One of the most common stumbling blocks I see with clients is scale.  Scale, to me, is having the furnishings in proportion to the scale of the space they occupy.  Much of this, I suppose, is a subjective opinion, but I find it glaringly obvious when it’s “off”.  I usually see this when a client has too many small objects and not enough larger items …

THE INFLUENCED ROOM

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Often times I am asked to do a “theme room” and I usually decline.  Instead, I encourage clients to consider a room that has an influence rather than a theme. If a room is “over designed” with a theme, it is a room you will most likely outgrow or tire of quickly.  I prefer a room with a nod towards a particular style or collection.  I refer to it is …

WELCOME TO MY ENTRYWAY!

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This is my first blog entry. It is my first impression on you just as if it were the first room in my home.  The entryway is the room that welcomes you, houses your coat, your keys, your purse, and even your shoes if you live in the Pacific Northwest. It is the single most important room for giving you the biggest first introduction while often …