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Have you had a place in your home that you have put together “for right now” just to get something in there with the hopes of making it totally awesome later....when we have more time..... Fast forward to many months or even years later and there it is, looking EXACTLY as it did, with no change. You want to do something cool, fun, exciting but you just don't know where to start.  Now what?  If you want to change that space from *Yawn* to *Kick Ass* you should approach it like a Ninja....get in, get out and get done!  Here's how:

1. Assess the situation.  Pick one room to transform, the one that is bothering you the most.

2. Be Observant.  Do you have some things lying around that you have been meaning to use somewhere? This bedroom I designed for a client who had been keeping these beautiful parasols in her closet. She always loved them but didn't know what to do with them. I hung them above the bed in the Guest Bedroom and it was an awesome and fun way to display them!

3.  Be Fearless.  Don't be so worried about making a mistake.  If you want color, add color!  This can be done several ways. Try painting an accent wall. Don't get bogged down in a million choices.  If you hate it, it can be repainted, no one has died, the world has not ended, no biggie. Or add colorful pillows.  There are so many great styles and colors to choose from out there! Mix and match patterns but don't get schizophrenic.  Stick to no more than three colors and patterns.  Neutrals like Black and White can set off well against any color.

4.  Be Agile.  You know what you like, don't overthink it.  Don't get stuck in a world of indecision....this is the time to trust your instincts, style Ninja and go for it! .
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Feeling rested in the morning seems to be a virtue only a few get to experience. Our creativity, ingenuity confidence and leadership decisions can all be diminished because of a lack of sleep which can be caused by the atmosphere in your bedroom. If you are a lacking much needed Zs, here are some easy ways to help you get back to the days when sleeping was a pleasure and waking up was exciting!
+Lighting: Dim the lights about an hour before bed, it will tell your brain it's time to shift into sleep mode.
+Temperature: We sleep best in about 65 degrees. A ceiling fan helps regulate temperature and provides white noise, which is soothing for a restful sleep.
+Sleepy colors: A serene and relaxing atmosphere uses quiet, muted colors. Soft shades of blue and green are best for feeling cool and relaxed.
+Lose the electronics: Avoid distractions by removing all electronics from your room or at least put them on a timer. The light they emit along with the change in volume will disrupt REM sleep.
+Bedding: Nice quality and fresh crisp linens can make sleeping much more pleasurable. Add a soothing fragrance like lavender or vanilla linen spray which will help aid in restful sleep.
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Don't get too caught up in using rooms in the typical way. Here my client wanted a place to eat for occasional family dinners but they really wanted a place to have wine tasting parties..a passion of theirs. Think of ways your spaces can meet your needs on occasion and every day!
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A home is not just a place to rest your head at night but where you can be your true self and experience all the joy, heartache, doubt, successes, fear, happiness, and laughter this life can dole out.  Let this place feed your soul, provide you comfort and give you joy. Know that it also may take time. Many of my clients can do all this dreaming, planning and doing all at one time, but many cannot. As my mother used to say, “Patience is a virtue.” There can be so much fun and joy in planning, which will keep you going till it all can come together. Pull favorite pictures out of magazines and circle what you love. Look in your closet and see your favorite colors. Be aware when you are out and about and take pictures or make note of things you see that take your breath away. Then post these up on your wall, look at it every day and it will not only become clear what you should be putting in your home but it will also move this goal up from “things to do” to “this is already done!” . . .

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People often ask me, “If there is one place to start with a renovation, what would it be?” I always answer, “Where you get the most enjoyment and the space where the money is best invested.” There is no better place to start than the Kitchen. With the continual use of open plans, we are doing more than ever in our kitchens. It’s a place to cook, a place to do homework, a place to work and even a place to eat – ha, who knew!?! It has become a space where a lot of our interactions take place and you know when you have friends over, everyone ALWAYS ends up in the Kitchen. I also think there is a (somewhat) backlash to our cell phone attachment (thank goodness) and I know in my household, we have begun making a point of putting down the devices, sitting at the dinner table and having conversations. Go figure. It’s really about quality over quantity. With all boys in the house, if you can get three words out of them it’s a lot so when we have a whole dinner conversation, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot! Can anyone else relate? In this Kitchen renovation, we took full advantage of the view – do you see that amazing mountain?!? A huge, I mean huge (can you say 14’-0”) island is the best place to hang out and watch some one cook or mix a few tasty cocktails. Think how you could make this family hub work better for you….what would you change or add? . . .

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I love the Foyer of a home, it can really be a cool space that lets us pause as we enter and then hopefully peak our interest on what’s to come around the corner. I like there to be a little mystery when we enter, not fully knowing what the rest of the house looks like. This can be difficult with the open plans that we currently have, but there are a few tricks to “create” an entrance. You can add some columns to keep the area open but also create a visual sense of space. Also, changing the wall material just in that area will make you feel like it has its own vibe. I don’t like when you walk in a door and you are literally dumped into a space, it’s like you are robbed the chance to get your bearings and then move forward. If you cannot add something substantial like columns, try placing some large art pedestals on either side and a rug which will further define the space. In this Foyer, I added simple moldings to the walls to make them stand out from the adjacent hall. The front door has a great design in it and you can see how the sun creates great light in here. A subtle design change in the wood floors is another way to make this room seem different. Small wing walls just give enough structure to this area so you think you are in a defined space. Think about how you could set the tone with this small but mighty space in your own home. . . .

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The one thing our homes represent is our resilience and journey of a life well lived. Why not bring the best of the past, present and future into the things that bring us joy into our homes? We have reminders of our best memories, best vacation, best moments but never underestimate the power of dreaming and what’s next….it is our greatest chapter. I think as we get older we forget to dream, to play, to let our minds wander on what wonderful adventure could be right around the corner, if only we would focus on it and allow it to be. We get bogged down in our responsibilities and never even entertain the idea that what if we drew a line in the sand and decided we were no longer going to do what we detest to buy things we don’t need to impress people we don’t care about? What if we decided to live the life we wanted, with the home that suits us, that supports us, that helps us be the best we can be. Before you discount it, think about it. What if there was one thing that if you allowed yourself to have, could make all the difference in how you feel, how you work or how you interact with your family? Is it finally bringing in someone to clean your home, or carving out that space dedicated as your office? I bet something like that could make a huge difference. Take this weekend to schedule some real ‘quiet time’….no distractions, no TV, no music. Let your mind unwind and think…..what is it that would change everything?  I would love to hear what you discover!
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There are some pieces that we can’t seem to part with because they remind us of a special time in our lives or someone we hold very dear to our hearts. It has meaning but needs some work or a more prominent location. Find that piece and determine once and for all, a place for it in your home, one that you hold in high regard. If you love it as it is, then dust it off and start using it. If it has seen better days, then make a commitment to give it new life, one where you can enjoy it for its memory and looks. Maybe it is a new coat of paint or just needs to be recovered with a different fabric. The key is to get it out of the shadows and into the light. What is the point of having these things we love, but we keep them hidden away in a corner, storage unit or drawer for years and years?  If it’s good china, by all means, break it out on a Tuesday night….who cares if you are only having tacos? Here I received a 1960s sofa (with original fabric) I used to see every Summer at my Aunt’s house. I loved those trips and that sofa reminds me of that. So the plan is to have it recovered and put in our main living area and I can’t wait! Enjoy what you have, the items you love because they serve no purpose when hidden away. Joy is key, here! Tell me about something that you have dug out of the archives and brought into your every day life. . . .

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I find that clients say they want their home to look like a model and I wonder if that is really what they want, at least I certainly hope not. Now I know that the thought of a home that has been professionally designed with all the latest trends and gadgets would be appealing but consider this for a moment. A model home is there to be the generic design version of everything to everyone. I hope that you do not consider yourself just like everyone else. For some reason, people equate a beautiful home to one where there is no personalization, everything is new and in its place. People struggle with keeping remnants of their actual life OUT of their homes and I am here to officially give you permission to remedy that!  You’ve come a long way, baby and your home should be a testament to your life….the places you’ve been, people you’ve loved and even where you hope to go next. Pull out that handwritten note from your grandparent and have it framed. Finally print your favorite photos of your kids from your phone. Place beautiful or not so beautiful trinkets from a favorite vacation on the bookshelves. Make it your own. Check out this beautiful gallery wall by Sweet Home Style. A combination of family photos, objects and just items that make you happy are all that you need. My feeling is there are not rules here. The only rule is that if it feels right to you, it is right for you. Start digging through those old boxes and pull out some treasured memories and make them a part of your every day life! Tell me about something you have decided to proudly display that you hadn’t before. . . .

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Looking at a space that you have walked through time and time again can be difficult to see with a fresh perspective. Take a picture of the area and then take a look, it may be just the detachment you need to really see what is going on. Think about what you love…..and hate about this space. Edit, edit, edit – think meaningful minimalism. Take everything out and then put only those items you LOVE back in. Move things around, change a few accents or wall color, or artwork. You will be surprised what a difference this all makes. I hope you can tell which is the before and which is the after for this project I completed for a client. They wanted a refresh and lightness to the space, which was accomplished but as the project progressed, more information came to light on what was working but also what was not. These pain points needed to be addressed and the result is not only a beautiful space but one that is enjoyed more than ever! I would love to hear if through this process you had an “Ah-ha” moment that made all the difference to you!
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Many of us have entered what we consider the best time of the year – Summer Time! It’s where the pace of every day life slows down and we get to take a breather from all our regular flurry of activities. So I am curious, how are you going to take advantage of this slower pace? Are you going to let the days pass by with an enormous list of projects that “should get done” or could you consider something more meaningful and dare I say, enjoyable?!? What if you decided to commit to just ONE project this Summer? ONE you have been meaning to accomplish, ONE that you want to accomplish, ONE that has been on your mind forever? I say, pick that ONE thing that if done, would make you giddy as a kid and I bet, at the end of the Summer, you will feel more accomplished than ever! Here my client was an avid wine collector but didn’t even mention that when we were renovating his home. This info came to light and I suggested adding a wine closet. He hesitated at first, and only wanted something small. By the end of the process, he completely filled the 200+ wine unit and it is one of the highlights of his home because it is such a part of him and brings him so much joy. Tell me what you have planned for your one great accomplishment for the Summer, I can’t wait to hear about it!
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Combining different textures makes all the difference in a space. Even a monochromatic look is interesting if you vary the textures. When putting together your next space, pay particular attention to this and vary the size and variety. It will take the look to a more sophisticated level.
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Dante has the right idea for the holiday weekend, getting in some serious rest and relaxation! #iggy #iggylove #memorialdayweekend #inspiration #sunday #designyourstory #designyourlife #interiordesignersofinsta #designersofinstagram #inthe239 #naplesflorida #pameladurkin


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I’ve recently read an article about the virtues of the Less is More approach. For some reason, the writer decided to take the concept one step further, indicating that the pursuit of minimalism is actually EXHAUSTING and somehow equivalent to the Pursuit of Perfection….What?!? It is known that when you are organized things are easier…. I’m sure being organized has levels and whatever works for you is good. When you feel things are put together and you can find what you need it does help you be more efficient.

Minimalism does mean doing more with less, but not necessarily at the expense of exhausting perfection. To me, it means simply surrounding yourself with those things that bring joy, that are full of memories or something that you simply just love.  It also means getting rid of all the crap you have been toting around for years because….well, you probably don’t even know why you’ve been toting it around for years…. The new buzz phrase, Wabi Sabi, includes the ancient practice “acceptance of imperfection” and includes elements that are handmade, irregularly shapes and may even have cracks. Why is imperfection and asymmetry mutually exclusive to Wabi Sabi and not Minimalism? I think it can be both… you know like when a square is both a square and a rectangle?

I think an even bigger trend should be – Do You- do what feels right to you…no rules, no judgement, just simply what makes you happy. Pretty easy, right?!? And not exhausting at all…in fact I would think that is pretty liberating and exciting!

Surround yourself with the things you love, live your life and stop reading these ridiculous commentaries on what trend you should adopt next for a great life. Go out there and stop doing things to impress others and rather just impress yourself….THAT’S how you live a great life…..
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I think this says it all... super happy it's Friday! I think this the first weekend in about 7 that we are home. And after this, is starts back up again for the next 4. So I am going to thoroughly enjoy a weekend at home and get to some of those projects that have been on the list for quite sometime. What are your plans for the weekend?!? Cheers to a great one! 💖
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Sometimes you just need to shake things up a bit. Here I repainted a vintage chair and layered some frames on the wall with my other art. I like when pieces are stacked and overlapped, so much more interesting than lining everything up in a row. Think about this next time, break all the 'rules' (I'm not a firm believer in these anyway) and experiment a little. You may just like what you see! 🎨 .
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This client wanted a family room that blended with the kitchen and was a lot less fussy. They wanted a clean and comfortable space where they could kick off their shoes and curl up on the sofa for a movie and a glass of wine. So I decided to get rid of all the thick drywall built ins and replace them with cabinetry that worked well with the kitchen. A few new transom windows were added for more natural light. I finished off the space with a really comfortable sofa, soft rug and lucite coffee table to keep the space light, bright and airy. Swipe left to see the transformation!
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Have you've always wanted that super cool pool area for your family to come and enjoy? Or that amazing kitchen where you can have some friends over for a wine tasting? Or even that awesome bathroom that you can relax in a wonderful bubble bath? Then I whisper to you, "Let's get you there..."
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If you haven't seen the latest issue of @gulfshorelifemagazine you still have a few days left. 7 of us talk about our favorite rooms and I'm guessing there's a theme here. We all love when our clients stay true to themselves and yet trust us to take them to places they just hadn't thought of before. That is when the best ideas come alive, when there is open dialog about where this project should go and how the client ultimately wants to live in their home. If you let us, we will take you there!
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Currently attending a magnetic marketing conference with @nobsinnercircle and brought the teens with us so they could get a taste of what it's like to be an entrepreneur. We sneaked a peek in on them at lunch and I do believe we saw some smiles! So excited to see how this open their eyes to the magic of a well thought out message.
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Feeling rested in the morning seems to be a virtue only a few get to experience. Although insomnia can be a medical condition, sleep deprivation can be caused by the atmosphere in your bedroom. If you are a lacking the needed Zs, here are some easy ways to help you get back to the days when sleeping was a pleasure:

Lighting: Dimming the lights about an hour before bed will tell your brain it's time to shift into sleep mode. Get an alarm clock that emits an amber instead of a blue light.
Temperature: We sleep best in about 65 degrees.
Sleepy colors: Soft shades of blue and green are best for feeling cool and relaxed.  They're linked to reduced heart rate, lower blood pressure, slower respiration and constricted pupils—all conditions that signal it's time to sleep.
Bedding: Egyptian cotton linens have long fibers & produce sheets that are lightweight yet long-lasting. Add a soothing fragrance like lavender or vanilla to your sheets to aid in sleepy time.

Mattresses & Pillows: Most mattresses have a lifespan of around eight years. Give your pillows the same once-over for lumps and sags. When you sleep, your pillow should support your head and neck, allowing them to stay in a neutral position. Many doctors recommend replacing pillows every two years. ++++++++++++++++++ #wellnesswednesday #design #interiordesign #home #designyourlife #designersofinstagram #masterbedroom #inspiration #designyourstory #interiordesignersofinsta #style #interior #luxury #interiors #love #instagood #inthe239 #designer #modern #beautiful #myhome #homedesign #bedroom #instahome #lifestyle #dreamhome #modernhome #naplesflorida #florida #pameladurkin


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When my client first bought this home, they thought the Master Bath would need just a minor upgrade. Initially, that is how I approached the project but I also felt this important room could be better. .....
So, as an option to one of my designs, I offered a complete reconfiguration of the space. I know how important a Master Bath can be. First, it is the one room that you use everyday, so why not really make it work for you?? Also, it always provides a return on the investment should they decide to ever sell. After weighing all the options, the client decided that the reconfiguration offered the best bang for the buck, so we forged ahead. .....
The space was opened up enough to provide (3) closets leading to the bathroom and a separate toilet room (a must if at all possible). I then located the car wash shower in the front of the home and made sure the windows provided the proper privacy. :) Interestingly, they did not want a tub but I felt it was needed to complete the whole romance of the space, so a really cool egg shaped one was added. .....
When renovating a Master Bath, take a minute to evaluate if the space is really working. A change here could make a huge difference in your daily life and pay dividends on the back end!
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Want a quick way to determine your design style? Here are 3 easy ways to get a head start. Check out the pics and see which one appeals to you most. Warm tones and a more tailored look or crisp lines and striking images?
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Also, look around your home, what are your favorite items...pay particular attention to your collections, they show what you love most.
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How do you like to live? Are you a kick off your shoes and run barefoot kind of person or...do you love black tie dinner parties, recreating the Breakfast At Tiffany's theme??
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Finally, do you have something you love but haven't found a place for it, but...the thought of parting with it is a total no go?!? This may be a good indicator of your true style.
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These are a few good ways to see what style you truly feel comfortable with. I'd love to hear if your style is modern, traditional or somewhere in between!


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Celebrating #NationalPuppyDay as we could not imagine our lives without Dante. We were not planning on adopting a puppy but after seeing him everyone fell instantly in love with this sweet boy. We have no idea why he was adopted and returned several times, the last being with a broken leg. Who could resist that face?? Of course, that just opened the path for his true forever home with us and we couldn't be more blessed. He became the prince of the household right away, as seen in this photo taken just a few short days after his arrival!!
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I must say, it isn't often as an adult to be surprised but I was totally caught off guard and tickled pink to see that my project was chosen for the cover of the April issue. I am so very thankful for the folks at Gulfshore Life for choosing this photo. It represents a project that I loved working on with a great team of professionals and especially the clients, who were some of the nicest people you will ever meet!
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The April issue is about to hit newsstands. ... Stay tuned.
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There are just some absolutely incredible large scale porcelain tiles on the market today. This beauty from Spain is going to be used in a pretty little Powder Room. Keep in mind that when you use these larger tiles, they need to be mudset like stone so know that will add to your overall thickness should you be installing them next to wood like we are doing.
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Ceiling walk through today. I'm designing a lot of clean details. This is a Master Bedroom where we got rid of the old angular pop ups and will be replacing it with this full drop with an LED light strip, so chic and modern. Don't ignore your ceilings, they can be an amazing design detail.
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It's rare for someone to have an unlimited budget when doing a renovation. I always suggest spending the money where you will get the most enjoyment first and also the greatest return should you decide to sell. Master baths are one of those places. Make this room a wonderful retreat and it will 'pay' dividends to you daily!
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Discovered these amazing new wall coverings from Valhallan. These are extraordinary in color and texture. I could see them behind a Master Bed, on an accent TV wall, in a Foyer or even in a Powder Bath. Talk about instantly elevating a space! I can't wait to find a place for them, I may have a few ideas in mind....
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More and more clients are asking for this blue hue. I like it because we are finally starting to depart from Sea Foam which has been wildly popular here for many moons. Cerulean, as I call it, is a beautiful rich tone with lots of ties to our sand and beach colors in Florida. Pair it with your Sea Foam if you can't stand to let go and it even works well with Grey. Of course, a crisp soft White with just a little Black and this Inky Blue would be my choice!
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We've been having so much fun at Casa de Durkin getting to know @sksappliances 48" MacDaddy range. It does pretty much everything but cook for you (never fear, kids, I have Mr. D for that)! Induction, gas, sous vide, steam, convection, oh my! We are still finding our way around the sous vide (water bath cooking), so if anyone has any suggestions, we would love that! 🍳
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The coolest product I've seen in a long time. I discovered The Frame by Samsung yesterday for a client. Framed to look like art until you turn it on and Voila! a TV!
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Large TVs are a must in most home these days. I like to conceal these as much as I can. Since this client wanted to mount the TV on the wall, I decided to add a dark wall covering behind so that your eye would be drawn to this texture as opposed to a big black piece of equipment. Consider tempering the large black TV with either doors or art or a decorative wall covering so the whole wall becomes a focal point and not just the TV.
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Mr. D is finally coming around....looks like momma is getting a dark blue house with beautiful white trim. Maybe it's my superior design negotiating skills or perhaps I just wore him down?!? A house color is a big decision because it sets the tone for the whole property. I fell in love with this color combo as soon as I saw it and knew it was the one. Mr. D, not so much but now he's all in. Make sure you test a few areas, look at the color in the light, shade, day and night, it all makes a difference in how the color is perceived. If you could paint your house today, what color combo suits you best?
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Saw some amazing new tiles from @porcelanosa_grupo at Coastal Home today, three different metal finishes and so many cool designs. I'm thinking of these for a new client on their new linear fireplace wall. Which finish is your favorite?
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So excited to be associated with LG's new high end product offering, Signature Kitchen Suite. I've been asked to be a test kitchen for their amazing 48" dual fuel range and have been using this bad boy for a little bit (or really I should say Mr. D. has been using it) and it is truly incredible. I'm also very proud to be associated with this group because not only is the product top notch, but the people behind the brand are as well. More posts to come about my experiences with this new toy and I will keep you up to date on all the cool gadgets it has. I've designed my new kitchen around this puppy so that's in the works, too! .
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Open plans are wonderful but you still need to provide some sense of different spaces by using headers, beams or even big ass chandeliers. To keep the space from having an identity crisis, add some of these features to help define different zones.
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New Master Bath sketches for a client. We are so programmed to see computer generated images of everything I wonder if people think sketches are refreshing or low brow? I find it therapeutic to work through a design on paper and adjust a line here or a proportion there all by eye. This client loves symmetry but I did not want it to be boring so I created an asymmetrical vanity that is symmetrical when paired with the other one. I think it's the best of both worlds! What do you think about hand sketches, inquiring minds want to know!
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My mother just got out of the hospital from knee surgery and it is so apparent how important accessible bathrooms are. I only design curbless showers and have nice wide doorways for my clients because I want them to be able to stay in their homes as long as they choose. It's hard to imagine but as I've seen first hand, walkers and wheelchairs are so clumsy they could easily create a fall. Consider these features in your bathroom!
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I've currently got kitchens on my mind as I am in the process of designing my own. Who knew a designer is her own worst client? I see so many amazing things every day I wonder if I am going to love what I design today for the long haul, oy it's a challenge! Plus Mr. D is not always as on board with my ideas (why isn't a black kitchen an option?!?). I did see this awesome mirrored treatment on a refrigerator door and quite frankly, thought it was brilliant. Why hadn't I seen anything like this before, I'm totally in love! What do you think, would you add something like this in your home or even have a better idea? Do tell!
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Your home should tell your story. This client loved her sculpture and existing dining room pieces but wanted it to fit her personality. We added silver leaf to boring table bases to highlight their beautiful lines. The high quality chairs were recovered in an amazing @kravetinc fabric and we added this awesome light from @hubbardtonforge. You can tell my client is an art lover who likes to mix and match the old with the new and is a sophisticated and fun lady!
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Loved the little details and mini shelf in the @wilsonart display. Super cool and sleek! .
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Crazy impressive new Signature Kitchen Suite line from LG. This 48" range has sous vie, gas AND convection on the top. True steam and convection cooking underneath. Wifi enabled and can talk with Alexa or Google. Send recipes, start remotely or store grandma's famous meat loaf recipe. Truly revolutionizing the cooking experience!
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New @Koehler finish, Blush Bronze paired with @AnnSack tile, amazing!
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Looking forward to checking out all the latest and greatest kitchen and bath trends at @kbis_official this week. Check out this tub made from quartz material, I can't wait to see this beauty in person!
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Daydreaming a bit today. I need to schedule down time for my brain or my mind will take over and run wild. I see a playful puppy, what do you see?
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A great example of texture, scale and asymmetry. Love the whole vibe of this space! Designer: unknown
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Relocating an existing piece to a new place can completely change how it looks. This commercial client had this piece of art and I moved it to a more significant place where it had greater impact. So many residents have asked if it is new! Try moving things around and see how it changes the vibe of a space.
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Top trends for 2018, Authenticity, Individuality and Personalization. You know what you love, what makes you happy in your home and that is the only trend you need!
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Amazing time discovering a local hidden gem with some incredible cars including Bugatti, Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Cunningham from 1896 to 1995 representing the impact the automobile had on 20th century society.
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Timeless, classic, dramatic, that's what I think of when I think of black. And yes, I even use it in my home. What's your go to power color? If you're not sure, look in your closet. It's the one that makes you feel a little taller, a little stronger and a little sassier!
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Merry merry Christmas! The 🎄 finally got decorated! It was fun having everyone pitch in to help. We put on just our most cherished ornaments and reminisced about how we got each one. Only broke a few this year... Lol!
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Making progress on the tree.... Took the pressure off and left it 'naked' (lights only) until today. We decided to decorate as a family tonight, a tradition my husband used to do as a kid. No presents under the tree until after everyone goes to bed, it keeps the wonder and excitement of Christmas alive and well, even with two teenagers!! 🎄 ❄️ 🎅
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Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, water's glistening. A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight. Walking in a sandy wonderland.....
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Photo via @sharealittlesunshine
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A night out with the girlz (z intended) which I must say, I'm pretty excited about! It's good to take care of ourselves once in awhile and I definitely need to get better at that. So in the spirit of true Joy, I'm going to do my best to dance and sing up a storm tonight!
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Trends can be a starting point for what look we want but I would never recommend taking a room you see and just replicating it. Determine what it is that you like about it and then customize it for how you live. Add little details that make it uniquely you, that really bring your personality to life. You will create something that you will love for a long time!
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"The spirit of the Season is that of love and generosity and goodness. It illuminates the window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than things." - Thomas Monson
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