A Change in Direction…

Date: 05 Apr 2017   Comments: 0

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The last few months have been so different for me…we closed our store in South Tampa at the end of 2016 and I had this great plan to move to another, possibly larger, location.  Well, after a short vacation in January (sick as ever)…one I hadn’t had in 6 years…and a few weeks to myself […]

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I’VE GOT FRIENDS IN LOW COUNTRY! EXPLORING DESIGN IN THE COASTAL REGION OF LOWCOUNTRY

Date: 28 Mar 2015   Comments: 3

Just as Garth Brooks sings, “I’ve got friends in low places”… I can say, “I’ve got friends in Low Country!” Whether you prefer to spell it Lowcountry…Low Country…or low country, all three refer to the same area and are often used interchangeably. For the sake of consistency, I’m using this “Lowcountry” version, the most popular […]

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DESIGN AND DECOR ELEMENTS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC COASTAL REGION

Date: 30 Oct 2014   Comments: 0

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This portion of the East Coast encompasses parts of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Two estuaries dominate the Mid-Atlantic region:  the Delaware Bay and the Chesapeake Bay.  Busy harbors have necessitated the need for development of coastal cities.  However, due to strict conservation laws, many parts of the coastline still remain undeveloped, […]

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SO YOU LIKE AMERICAN COASTAL DESIGN…BUT WHICH COAST?

Date: 27 Sep 2014   Comments: 1

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Let’s take a look at the East Coast first: Heading south from old New England to the Mid-Atlantic Coast, down to Carolina Lowcountry past the Florida bi-coast boasts. To the distant Southernmost Point of our Continental U.S., where the East Coast meets its ending at the island of Key West! Okay, “America the Beautiful” it’s […]

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BICOASTAL COASTAL DESIGN!

Date: 29 Jul 2014   Comments: 0

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I recently had the privilege of attending a presentation in Tampa by visiting Los Angeles celebrity designer, Mark Brunetz.  Mark is “an expert at conveying designs that are well-edited, timeless and distinctly comfortable.” (source: Design & Dine Event ad) He is most recognizable as the Emmy Award winning co-host of the reality show Clean House […]

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The Coffee Table…from Humble Beginnings to Star Status!

Date: 26 Jun 2014   Comments: 0

It was a humble beginning for the “low”-ly coffee table in the early 1900s.  But the coffee table has come a long way since then, evolving beautifully with the ever-changing design trends of the times.  Regardless of whether your home décor is traditional, ultra-modern, coastal or otherwise, the coffee table could be deemed as one […]

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MORE DECORATING BY NUMBERS…

Date: 23 May 2014   Comments: 0

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In part one of Decorating by Numbers, we discussed #1 Furniture Placement.  In this post, part two, we will focus on selecting the proper size and shape dining tables for your home as well as choosing and hanging the ideal light fixtures and chandeliers.                       […]

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Decorating by Numbers

Date: 14 May 2014   Comments: 0

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For the most part, decorating, like beauty, “is in the eye of the beholder.”  There are no hard and steadfast rules that MUST be obeyed when you are creating the living spaces in your own home.  It really all comes down to personal preference. Beautifully arranged living room Southern Living Magazine Having said that, I […]

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