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Let's begin something beautiful.
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We hold on to decisions from the past. Usually, I imagine, because there’s a complicated series of (emotional) connections we have to the value of things, and more importantly, what our relationship is to money and how we choose to spend it. I’m in the…

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Let’s face it, regular ‘ole foam cushions are basic. And admittedly it’s my job to shed light on things you never knew you needed until I tell you so. But if you suffer from back pain, have trouble getting out of your seat or have mild to severe OCD, you…

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I’m many things, apparently. Originally (and I mean teenager-originally), chef tendencies shaped my future. If you follow my blog, you can see that is apparent here and here. Then, I got sidetracked in developing software for financial services, but that…

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And customization is killing the luxury mass production stars. Is an $8K purse really luxury? Really? Is it even made out of leather? Are they completely hand-stitched? Is the hardware and buckles one of a kind? Can you have a say in the dimensions or how…

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I get to dream up a lot of fun creations from project to project. I keep an informal list of all the fun things I’d love to do in a space. Of course not every project finds it appropriate or maybe they just end up on the cutting room floor due to…

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In this day of infinite selection at our fingertips, we have options, boy do we have options. Just take a stroll down the Soap and Body Care aisle of your local pharmacy and you’ll see cleansers for fragrance, no fragrance, super size, travel size, dry…

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Since we entertain a lot, I’d say we’re getting to be pro’s at orchestrating dinner parties. We even keep a dinner party journal to log the history of who we entertained, what we made and and a few notes about how it turned out. Though no matter how many…

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No one understands the love for pets as much as we do. And I’d say about half of our clients have pets and nice things at the same time. But I know it’s a sticking point for many to invest in fine furnishings if a pet rules the roost. All hope isn’t lost,…

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No room is completely styled without an essential symphony of pillows. It’s a key opportunity to pull together all the colors and textures that the furnishings, curtains and wall color are built upon. Except it’s hard to get right and of course it brings…

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We’re so impatient. Trust me, I’m the worst in that regard. Though ironically I’m perfectly suited for this job because I aim my shepherding powers directly at the vendors, service providers and manufacturers I work with on behalf of clients. There’s a…
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