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Before & After: Office Makeover

Over the past year, I’ve been working with a local massage therapist who was looking for a change in her office and treatment room.  Check out the before and after photos to see what a difference some small changes can make! Continue reading

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Spring Preview 2013: Minnetonka Masterpiece

I had so much fun working on this modern masterpiece on Lake Minnetonka… Continue reading

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Model Home Open Weekends in September 2012

I have been working with the owner of this fabulous home, and I thought I’d show you a sneak peek of the finished product! Continue reading

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A New Project Underway

It has been FAR too long since my last post, and I’m so sorry to have been neglecting you all!  I’ve been hard at work writing for my other site, http://alittledesignhelp.com (check it out for all kinds of design advice and tips!).

But, I am going to pop in now and again to share some of my projects with you – like this one I’m working on in New Jersey.  Yes, New Jersey!

My client is just purchasing a condo along the river, across from Manhattan, NY, and asked me to help her finish and furnish it.  It’s definitely a blank slate (with great views):

empty living room

While it may not look like much right now, we are well on our way to creating a beautiful home for my clients.  We will be adding new shades, custom draperies, new paint colors throughout, upgraded lighting, rugs and furniture.  We’re hard at work and I can’t wait to show you the “after” photos when it’s done!

Modern technology makes designing something across the country very feasible – with no travel required….stay tuned for the final result!

 

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Next Step Backward in the Light Bulb Ban Saga

You may remember that I have been following the ban on incandescent (Edison) light bulbs over the past year or so (with an update found here).  Congress passed a law in 2007, which raises the standards on energy efficiency for light bulbs manufactured and imported into the US.  The new standards effectively banned the manufacture and sale of standard incandescent bulbs, since these do not meet the new standards for energy efficiency.

As a designer, I have been following this story because lighting is a HUGE part of any interior project.  Compact fluorescent bulbs just don’t have the warmth or the look of incandescent bulbs, and LED lights just don’t light surfaces effectively enough (yet) for my taste.

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Need Some DIY Gift Ideas?

I put together a list of 5 gift ideas for folks who LOVE to renovate their homes.  Everyone has a hammer; hopefully these ideas will give you inspiration for the people left on your gift list this holiday season!

What DIY tools would you have on your own wish list?

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Do You Tangerine Tango?

And….the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year is…..

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