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Want best results? Don’t ask me for a square foot price on tile!

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(updated older post for 2018! At least am consistent- we still follow this process!) I have a rule about pricing tile. Don’t ask me what it costs “per square foot”. When faced with this question, I get out my tap dancing shoes, put on my tutu and start

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Dwell on Design: Highlighting the home tour!

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To say I was blown away might make you think I do not always stroll through 20 million plus homes. Of course I do – in magazines and in my mind! To be able to visit some of these stunning homes was such a treat- for sure the

Coastal remodel

“Before and After” Beach Cottage Coastal Design

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Beach house living is like no other! Not much to say about this coastal remodel and interior design that photos will not say much better! A client investor came to us in December of last year needing a quick turn around on a home on the beach. And

Small cottage kitchen reveal- on a budget- how did we do it?

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Who has a small kitchen that needs to be reworked? Raise your hand! It seems like we have calls daily needing small cottage kitchens remodeled on a budget – but most people do not understand even small kitchens can cost a bundle! The key is having a plan!

Fall High Point: Let’s talk cocktail tables. 18 versatile options you need to see!

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Unique cocktail tables ( or coffee tables for most) often will be the first case good item we need to source or design- mostly because  spaces we design for living, whether casual or formal, will involve conversation. A critical component to civilized society despite the evidence to the

High Point here we come!

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It has been a whirlwind of busyness the past few weeks. The EPIC install in New Jersey preceded by breaking my foot (ugh!) and then a major showroom move about….and High Point Market coming up THIS Friday! I never lose my excitement for High Point…truly I do not.

white kitchen with charcoal grey tile flooring stainless stell appliances white leather stools wood top island

5 mistakes people make when building a new home

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Building a home for your family is exciting! FUN, joyful. Or should be!  Not stressful and filled with enough anxiety to power your AC for the first year. After 18 years of working with homeowners and many, many new builds, without a doubt there are more than 5

Modern Safari…a bath on the wild side

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  Working on a fab home in southern California for a client who has many cherished possessions from across the globe. Only photograph safari’s for sure but we wanted the bathrooms to share a masculine, well traveled vibe. To achieve this look we selected strong neutrals paired with