distressed cabinet

January 20, 2012

Sometimes, all a piece of furniture needs is a coat of paint, some glaze and a little sanding to give it new life, so that’s exactly what I did to this cabinet.  It’s pretty heavy and I love the shutter doors, but even though the wood was in great shape, it had an orange tint…

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luxe for less: jill rosenwald trellis rug

October 6, 2011

I’ve been smitten with the Surya rug in blue by Jill Rosenwald since I first laid eyes on it, and when a client was looking for a large rug for her family room, I immediately thought it would be the perfect fit.  Fortunately and unfortunately, we have lots of decorating planned for the whole house,…

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the power of paint

August 12, 2011

Every client, naturally, wants the biggest bang for their decorating buck and one of the best places to start is with paint.  It’s amazing how something as simple as a few coats of paint can completely transform a space or a piece of furniture, giving it a fresh new feel.  This is especially important for…

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casual elegance on a budget

August 4, 2011

Working on a tight budget allows me to really get creative in my approach to a project, so when a friend asked me to help her revamp her “builder beige” kitchen, I jumped at the chance!  The only catch was that we were working with a very tight budget.  Here is what I came up…

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when a plan comes together…

August 2, 2011

Last week, I posted this idea board for a master bedroom on which I’m slowly, but surely making headway: …and this week, we’ve been getting down to business, bringing everything together!  The Bellesol mirror is even more striking in person (and the Baroque bedding behind it isn’t too shabby, either!): The homeowner fell in love…

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serene retreat

July 25, 2011

A while back, I posted this idea board for a master bathroom in a new construction home I was working on.  The home was finally completed and the homeowners were able to move in a few weeks ago, so now it’s time for the real fun to begin-decorating and bringing in all those little details…

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vintage bamboo desk re-do

July 6, 2011

Remember this vintage faux bamboo desk I scored a few weeks ago at an estate sale?  Well, I finally had some free time last week to sand it down and give it a few coats of fresh paint and I’m loving how beautiful it turned out!  Way more chic than the cardboard moving box that…

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french gray

June 8, 2011

One of my absolute favorite things about refinishing furniture is transforming something older, perhaps a little unloved, into something beautiful and timeless.  While the prep work is never fun, it’s worth the time, effort and elbow grease, to give an old, ugly piece new life.  This oak dining table was no exception.  When I first…

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bathing beauties

June 6, 2011

I’ve had bathrooms on the brain lately, three in particular, to be exact.  With the help of a wonderfully talented tile guy and some fabulous materials, I’m thrilled with how well these babies are coming together, so I thought I’d give a little sneak peak. White carerra marble subway tile was our first choice for…

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moody blue beach bedroom

June 1, 2011

I love light, bright beach houses with plenty of crisp white paint as much as the next person, but who says you can’t get the same effect with dark, cozy colors?  Lately, I’ve been so inspired by spaces that can achieve a laid back, sophisticated beach feel without resorting to pastels and seashells, that I…

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