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A Living Room Transformation: Awesome Before & After

I had the privilege of helping decorate a living room from top-to-bottom recently.  My clients Gali and Mark have the most incredible house - beautiful molding!  Natural light!  High ceilings!  Basically my dream. But their living room needed some love.  Actually, A LOT of love. This is what we...

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An Inexpensive Kitchen Refresh: Before & After

  I always love a little Before & After, don't you?   A while back I did a little kitchen "refresh" for Carolyn and Jed, some lovely clients of mine, who wanted to freshen up the space but didn't want to go crazy spending money. This is what we...

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Baby Girl Room: Before & After

Decorating a baby nursery or little girl's room is a guilty pleasure - it's the one place you can really lay on the cute factor!   For my daughter Caroline's room, we went heavy on the pink & green, a color combo near and dear to my heart. To...

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The Genius in Swapping Out Knobs

Ready to hear one of the easiest and cheapest decorating secrets I've ever come across?   It is simply this:  as often as you can, swap out boring knobs for something really special. This is the TV console in our family room. Both my husband and I can't STAND...

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Girl's Bedroom: A Navy and Pink Re-do

I just love this re-do I'm about to share with you.  This is successful e-decorating* in action! *What is e-decorating?  Well, it's long-distance decorating with a heavy use of photos, Pinterest boards and marathon emails. My California clients Will and Jen wanted to freshen up their daughter's room but...

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"Decorating Light" in Action

  Here's a fun Before & After from one of my recent clients:   Before:   And After! Can you spot the differences?  Well, the answer is "not a whole lot" - but it still looks a lot nicer, right? This is what I call "Decorating Light" in action - I really...

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Just a Girl in Search of a Red Bamboo Chair

  Ever since I first laid eyes on Michelle Adams' living room in an old issue of Domino Magazine, I just knew I would have a red bamboo chair in my life some day: When I started to decorate my new dining room, I finally decided it was time to...

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DIY Dining Chairs

Don't you just love a good DIY project?  I love how something mundane can be transformed into something dazzling with a little ingenuity and elbow grease (and a can of spraypaint).   Case in point, check out these amazing dining room chairs: Which used to look like this: This...

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