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This past weekend, I decided to make a trip to Scott Antique Market here in Atlanta.  I had not been to Scott’s in a while and didn’t know what types of things I’d find, but I did know that it would be a fun adventure. Scott Antique Market is housed in two buildings, plus there are outdoor exhibitors as well. I started by walking…

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DESIGN CRUSH: Caitlin Wilson

I’ve been seeing the name Caitlin Wilson’s show up on one blog after another recently, so I had to do some investigating to find out who this talented designer was.  Boy am I happy to have discovered Caitlin and her talent. Caitlin is an interior designer, currently living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with her husband and daughter. When I saw pictures…

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What’s the next best thing to having a “handy” husband? Having a good friend who is not only handy, but who is also a genius woodworker.  Meet Jeff!  He was working so fast the motion made the picture a bit blurry.   Jeff and I work next door to each other, and rarely does a day go by that I don’t have him fixing,…

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Juxtaposition HOME

If I could personally visit every great home decor and furniture store in America I would, but since miles, money, job, laundry and a host of other things make doing that impossible, I’ll have to visit as many as I can via the web.  Recently I learned about a wonderful store in Newport Coast, CA called Juxtaposition Home.  I can…

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When it comes to big box stores, some of them have their stuff together, and some of them don’t. Kohl’s is one of those stores that have their “style” radar pointed in the right direction.   One of the new additions to their home decor department is a collection by Elle Decor.  I was amazed at the stylish products and the fabulous price points. …

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I Heart Rings

I always turn to jewelry when I want to add a little pizzaz to a plain outfit.  Typically it is a bold necklace or a colorful pair of earrings, but recently, I’ve been attracted to vintage inspired rings. One of my fashion idols, Rachel Zoe has perfected the art of accessorizing with rings.  I love that she never leaves home without…

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In one of my recent design workshops, I was telling the group that one of the essential decorative accessory every home needs is a “decorative lamp”.  I’m not talking about a lamp in a unique color, or with a colorful shade, I’m talking about a lamp that is decorative in shape, color, finish,  style and detail.  A lamp that really makes…

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Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are. John B. Sheerin  

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