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MAD ABOUT MURANO

I’m quite smitten with the vintage Murano glass and have been for quite some time. I’ve always admired the work of Dallas designer, Jan Showers, who has given many Murano glass pieces a new life on her forever glamourous projects. Murano glass dates back centuries, but the lovelies that land here in the U.S. are most likely collectibles from travels to Italy or thru the …

PERSONALIZING YOUR SPACE

Lately, I’ve been experiencing a complete “bog down” of stuff.  Personal junk I keep hanging onto that I don’t use, I don’t look at, or even open or wear. It’s ridiculous, really!  Have you ever heard the saying, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure”? Well, I have lots of treasures for some other somebody that’s for sure. I suppose I should “practice what I preach” …

LIFTING THE LID

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 …

WELCOME TO MY ENTRYWAY!

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 …