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Hexed

The hexagon combines geometry with a tad bit of softness thus it is a shape appealing to both men and women.

Splish Splash

Oval or rectangle?  Long or short?  Choosing a tub is like choosing an outfit.  It should fit the bather. With today’s ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing options, the freestanding tub has risen back into popularity and has been holding its own for several years.  These tubs are now very complex with many variations from simple soaking to air jetted as well as options for synchronized LED lighting and massage or …

Color Full

Trend Alert!  Coloring books.  Yes, for adults!  Studies have shown that coloring helps lower the blood pressure and reduce stress.  Check out this article from USA Today. We all have those crazy busy days when we can’t think of working in one more task.  So, what do you do to unwind at the end of your day?  I encourage you to consider finding your inner artist and start picking up …

Seeking Beauty

I was so inspired by the documentary, Iris, that a friend of mine recommended  I watch the documentary, “Bill Cunningham New York“. Not only was I inspired, but I was fascinated.  Bill Cunningham is a legend.  This New York City photographer rides his bike, at the age of 86, all over the city to capture the best in fashion. His motivation is to capture the unique and …

Burgundy Rebound

It’s back!  That color I never loved as a kid in the eighties that was casting on everything everywhere in the interiors world, burgundy!  I remember how every dining room, every library, every office seemed to have burgundy walls and of course, accented with hunter or teal green! Well, this time it is not just called burgundy, but bordeaux or marsala (pantone.com) or oxblood, and it’s …

Tartans and Tatersalls

I have always been crazy for plaids, even as a little girl, and I am noticing this fall season, I am not alone.  I have more than twenty plaid scarves, my sofa houses lovely plaid pillows made of Cowtan and Tout wool, and I use beautiful plaid table linens year round among the other things I cherish in this handsome pattern. A trip to Great …

Make Your House Shine

Over the past few months I have had friends, family and even clients ask me if I had read this book: The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo.  I had not until this past week end.  I found it to be a fast and easy read that resonates with me both personally and professionally. One of the many things that stood out …

Apple News

The latest mobile operating system release by Apple, iOS9, included a new app called, ‘News’.  This is a great way to keep up on your favorite blogs without having to open up your browser. The Dixie Stark blog was one of the launch content sites for this newly released app which means you can follow the blog on any of your iPhones or iPads running the iOS9 operating system.  I’m …

Grout Shout

Most of the time, I specify the tile grout color to blend with the tile.  This ensures that the overall color of the tile is what your eye reads when it encounters the material.  It is almost always the safest design solution.  However, making the grout color “shout” by selecting a contrasting color has been on trend for a couple of years and I like it! …

Out Of Necessity

They used everything fully, and repurposed everything. From an artist perspective, I enjoy how they made quilts and rugs from worn out clothing and even made jewelry from women’s hair.