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    Home Is Where the Heart Is

    What do you want your home to be? A Sanctuary, a gathering place, a showcase, an entertainment hub and command central, a welcoming place to “hang your hat,” or a legacy for family? “Home” can mean grounding.  It can also define personal goals, tastes and needs, and we all want a home that is beautiful

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    Floor Plans: A Designer’s Starting Point

    Everyone wants a welcoming, comfortable, lovely home.   Achieving a space that looks like it fell perfectly into place, however, is usually the result of plenty of preparation and a lot of thought. Knowing how the space is going to be used is essential, as is its connection to other adjacent rooms.  Color, style, and function

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    Elegant Kitchen Designs: a Dream or a Reality?

    Our world is in constant change.  Some changes are slow, others fast. In general, we are resistant to changes. We prefer the certainty of the known. The world of interior design does not escape the trend of changes.  Styles, colors, materials and fashion come and go. However, kitchen designs probably stand among the most drastic

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    Retirement & Downsizing

    With the abundance of baby boomers looking to make the move into retirement living, thoughts turn to the daunting task of downsizing the years of accumulated “stuff” that occupies our homes.  All the wonderful furniture and accessories that we have carefully selected over many years suddenly becomes unmanageable when we think about downsizing. Just the

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    3 Steps to Spring Cleaning

    Before you tackle any interior decorating project, make sure your home is free of last year’s clutter. Cue the Spring Cleaning music! Follow these simple (read: “dreaded”) steps and ensure your spring clean is a success! Step 1. Purge. What knick knacks have you accumulated over the past year (or – gasp! – since your

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    Repurpose for Custom Upholstery

    Alexandria interior decorator Janet Bertin went to see a new client regarding reupholstering some chairs. After Janet showed her a variety of upholstery options, the client opened a cupboard in her living room which was home to a number of antique textiles. “The great options pale in comparison to the fabulous antique textiles she has

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