Save on Graber Crystalpleat Cellular and Pleated Shades Through September 2012

From now until September 30, 2012, save 50% on the most popular lifting upgrade:  Cordless!  This offer is good on Graber Crystalpleat Cellular Shades and Pleated Shades.  The Cordless lifting option enhances the child and pet safety of your window treatments, eliminating the hanging cords from the window.  If you are looking for a great-quality window treatment at a great price, you will definitely want to check into Graber products.  I have had many happy Graber customers…contact me for a quote today!



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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, (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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Save an Extra 5% on Hunter Douglas Luminette During June 2012

Oh, my gracious – it’s been too long since my last post! I have been hard at work on my new website, where I post interior design tips and photos nearly everyday. So, be sure to check it out for the latest! (

But, I wanted to share a recently-released promotion from Hunter Douglas.  For the month of June, you can save an extra 5% on Hunter Douglas Luminettes!  These versatile vertical window treatments are perfect for patio doors and very wide windows.  While the vanes twist open and closed for the ultimate in flexibility, they also move across the window and offer complete privacy.

Hunter Douglas Luminette shade

If you are interested in this or any other window treatment product, be sure to contact me for a quote.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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Need a Little Design Help?

I am very excited to announce the launch of my new website, A Little Design Help!A Little Design Help Continue reading

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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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Save on Robert Allen Fabrics Through December 29!

Do you have some decorating projects coming up after the new year begins?  You may want to shop for your fabrics now!

From now until December 29, I am offering an extra 15% off any fabric available through Robert Allen!  Visit their website and check out their gorgeous patterns – from modern to traditional, they have something for everyone.  Contact me for pricing – I’m happy to help.

What plans do you have for fabric next year?  New decorative pillows?  Bedding?  Window treatments?  Leave a comment and let us know!

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