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Art of Design: Dining Chairs Like Adjectives

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An elegant dinner party should be what we all live for. There is hardly any finer experience than being the guest of a gracious host, especially for dinner. And there is no greater opportunity for pomp and circumstance than in a dining room. Hands down, it is the one room of any home where rituals and protocol are at the forefront on any ...Read more

Art of Design: Think Beige or Gray is Boring? Think Again.

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Once upon a not-so-long time ago, you heard cocktail chatter that went something like this: "Oh! Not another all-beige room!" or "Ghastly gray" or "More white???" These disparaging comments are not what homeowners like to hear about their homes. However, some of these comments were not totally unwarranted. When a design scheme catches like ...Read more

Art of Design: Finishing Touches: Accessories

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Accessories are the accents that help personalize your home. Think of accessories like the jewelry one wears when dressing up. Accessories are decorative pillows, throws, objet d'art, vases, candy dishes, decanters, trays, cachepots and art. Surround yourselves with objects that are either meaningful, and that are things you love or reflect your...Read more

Art of Design: My Favorite Project

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Working on hundreds of interior design projects over the years, the question always comes up: What is my favorite project? Yes, there are projects that may have turned out better than others, some which received more praise and press than others. To be truthful, whichever project I am working on is my favorite. I relish in the design process, ...Read more

Art of Design: Making Your Home Unique

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The biggest fear that many homeowners have when decorating their home is to get it wrong and/or to end up with an interior that looks like a stage set, a furniture store or worse yet, like the Joneses. No matter how much you might like someone else's interior design, everyone wants a look of their own. Usually your home is your largest ...Read more

Art of Design: Design Destination is Miami's Wywood

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Miami has become one of America's most foreign cities. Stepping off an airplane or out of the comfort of your air-conditioned car immediately lets you know you really are in the South. The hot vapor, the smell of Cuban coffee wafting through the air, the cackle of Spanish, Creole, Portugese, French, Italian, German and the occasional English ...Read more

Art of Design: Let There Be Light

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When I walk into a room, I always tend to run to the window to either see the view or take a look at the light coming into the room and seeing how the room looks from that vantage point. I've always been this way. It's amazing how much lighting can change your perception of a room. If you don't get what I am saying, walk out of any room and walk...Read more

Art of Design: Trendy or Not?

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Are you more cool contemporary, shabby chic or traditional with a twist? Trying to define who we are within the vast world of interior decor can be mind-boggling. Once upon a time, it used to be so easy. The choices were pretty much crystal clear: classic or modern. Today, there are so many styles derived from these two original styles, and that...Read more

Art of Design: Monkey Business

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The old adage "what's old is new again" couldn't be more true. It wasn't too long ago that we saw monkeys in every accessory, lamp and dish towel. We all thought that it was a passing trend and exhaled as the next "trend" or theme in decor appeared. But how wrong we were, at the latest home accessories shows throughout the world, manufacturers ...Read more

Art of Design: White Kitchens

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White kitchens never go out of style. It seems every decade or so the famous All White Kitchen comes around voguing. Those that love all white kitchens are thrilled, and those who don't often criticize them for being monochromatic and boring. White kitchens are generally bright, tend to look bigger and are great for every season and compliment ...Read more

Art of Design: Perfect For You

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As a designer, I am often asked whether I like the interiors of the latest restaurant or the lobby of a hyped hotel. And when I am asked, I'm always cautious to answer. Not because I'm afraid to offend anyone, but rather because as a designer, my "likes" will possibly different. Since the 3rd Century BC in Greece, the expression "beauty is in ...Read more

 

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