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It’s down right cold here in Atlanta today, and these images from Sweet Paul magazine really struck a chord with me. I just adore how Paul turned an old sweater into stylish decorative statements for the winter season. The sweater covered lamp shades add a real sense of warmth and coziness above this table.  I can feel  my toes thawing…

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I’ve always been someone who reads, decorates with and is motivated by quotes with an inspiring, uplifting and thought-provoking message. Often I run across quotes on the internet, sometimes I find them in books and sometimes they are spoken by someone who has lived a full life, experienced both good and bad things, had failures, along with great successes and…

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Anxiously Awaiting High Gloss

The world of virtual design and style magazines is expanding like wildfire.  Come January, there will be another wonderful publication that we’ll be able to savor and enjoy.  Here comes High Gloss Magazine! Concepted and founded by Paloma Contreras, the talent behind the wonderful blog La Dolce Vita, Paloma has developed High Gloss to be “a fresh, new magazine rooted in interior design,…

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Style Essential: Garden Stools

  What is it about Garden Stools that make them so desired and versatile for decorating a room?  How about these benefits to start: *  They can work as both a seat or table *  They don’t take up much room *  They are portable *  They can be used indoors and out *  They are sculptural and add substance…

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There are two ways of spreading the light…. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it! Edith Wharton  

Gifted–A Holiday Gift Guide

I just finished up a full weekend of teaching holiday decorating classes at my store and decorated  the first of many homes I have scheduled over the next month, so needless to say, I have Christmas ( and a bit of glitter) on the brain. On the personal home front, I’m slowly moving into full gear, beginning to decorate my home and flushing out my…

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Blog Love

I follow many blogs, but there are always a few that stand out in crowd, ones that I look forward to reading every day.  One of my favorite blogs is High Heel Foot In The Door, penned by the very talented New York designer Camila.  Camila writes about many different subjects related to interior design, but one of my favorite elements of her…

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