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Mother Nature is Spring’s Tastemaker in Latest Design Launches

Filed in Art, Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors by on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mother Nature is Spring’s Tastemaker in Latest Design Launches

 Organic Design Dominates Many Debuts at The Architectural Digest Home Design Show I was in New York City for the first day of Spring to attend  The Architectural Digest Home Design Show, one of the major luxury design shows on my travel itinerary. I was encouraged to see artists, designers and product manufacturers go bold with […]

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New Social Media Site Debuts Today for Crowdsourced Design

Filed in Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors, Interviews by on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
New Social Media Site Debuts Today for Crowdsourced Design

nousDECOR Lets You Shop, Search, Share, Compare & Get Free Celebrity Designer Advice One of the most common mistakes in home decorating is to buy something that you don’t have a plan and a place for in your living space. Design-centric social media sites give us great ideas but when it comes time to search, […]

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Fashion, Art, Architecture & Interior Design Set The Table at DIFFA Event

Filed in Art, Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors by on March 23, 2014 0 Comments
Fashion, Art, Architecture & Interior Design Set The Table at DIFFA Event

Designer TableScapes Set the Scene for Artful Dining Fundraiser I just returned from The Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City, a design-centric event that brings together North America’s best known interior designers with global luxury brands and talented, emerging artists. It’s the place the professionals go for inspiration and the marquee attraction […]

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Bulldog Chic Bedroom Makeover

Filed in Homepage, Interiors by on March 16, 2014 1 Comment
Bulldog Chic Bedroom Makeover

Teen Bedroom Makeover Takes Bulldog Chic Fashion Forward   The muses in my household are two english bulldogs, Hope and Bosco—equal parts adorable and ugly depending on who you ask. Although my bulldogs’ aesthetic appeal is debatable, we think our bulldogs are the perfect design inspiration for my 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom makeover. My daughter Alexis […]

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The Smart Phone Becomes Today’s Chef in The Kitchen

Filed in Homepage, Kitchens by on March 7, 2014 0 Comments
The Smart Phone Becomes Today’s Chef in The Kitchen

Remote-Controlled Kitchen Appliances Make Cooking Smarter The latest essential kitchen appliance is the smart phone—ranked right up there with pots and pans. I just returned from the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) where I met the future of cooking and it looks a lot like your smart device. Dacor, a family-owned ultra-premium kitchen […]

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The 7th Surface of Interior Design

Filed in Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors, Kitchens by on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
The 7th Surface of Interior Design

Seamless Kitchen Design Creates Today’s Stealth Kitchen Using the 7th Surface of Interior Design There’s a saying in the design world, “Don’t neglect the 6th surface.”  It typically refers to the ceiling, the oft-overlooked opportunity to embellish a living space. Today, I say there is a 7th surface of interior design and it’s the fridge […]

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The Ultimate Kitchen Cooks Up Conveniences You Never Knew You Needed Until Now

Filed in Homepage, Interiors, Kitchens, New Home Construction by on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
The Ultimate Kitchen Cooks Up Conveniences You Never Knew You Needed Until Now

I recently toured the Ultimate Kitchen during Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas to check out the latest looks and technology. The showcase kitchen brought together some famous names and brains in home design. Nate Berkus was on hand to talk kitchen trends as the as artistic advisor to the high-end LG Studio appliance […]

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The Design Tourist Hits Las Vegas for Celebrity DIY Words to the Wise & Products Raising Your Home’s IQ

The Design Tourist Hits Las Vegas for Celebrity DIY Words to the Wise & Products Raising Your Home’s IQ

Check out my latest episode of The Design Tourist. I travel to Las Vegas where I scout the latest technology to raise your home’s IQ. Join me, Design Blogger Karen LeBlanc, for celebrity sightings and “DIY Words to the Wise” from home design TV stars including Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice) and Vern Yip, and […]

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Time to Shine for Copper—A Comeback in Home Interiors

Filed in Art, Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors, Kitchens by on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Time to Shine for Copper—A Comeback in Home Interiors

It’s copper’s time to shine again. At many recent design shows, I’ve noticed that copper is making a comeback—not the timeworn, aged patina version but rather a hipper, cooler contemporary incarnation. New product launches in this warm metal in recycled, painted, polished or hand-forged finishes fuel my prediction that copper is the metal of the moment […]

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5 Fresh Design Ideas With Quartz:

Filed in Art, Construction, Homepage, Interiors, Interviews by on February 16, 2014 0 Comments
5 Fresh Design Ideas With Quartz:

   TV Design Star Ramsin Khachi Shares His Innovative Techniques with Cambria Want to turn your quartz surfaces into sculptural showstoppers? Then learn from the Master—Canadian TV personality and Design & Construction Expert, Ramsin Khachi. He is a frequent guest on the popular Canadian TV program, The Marilyn Denis Show where he shares his design, […]

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