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From Drabulous to Fabulous: A Recap My six core design principles are truly the cure for all design dilemmas. These Casual Luxury principles did not come to me in a dream. I did not glean them from other designers. I came to these design principles through trial and error, my genetic predisposition, and intuition. I hope the results inspire...Read more
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Ghosts, goblins, witches and more...what do you fear showing up at your door? Maybe like some people I've met it's decorating for Halloween that truly sends a chill up your spine. "Monsters, schmonsters; how can I get through the haunted day with clever decorations but without sending my wallet to the morgue?"Read more
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A car is indispensable in our everyday lives. No longer is car simply way to get from point A and to point B. Today's cars offer every variety of luxury and pure excess in the world of technology. One need never gets lost thanks to navigation systems that not only tell us how to get where we are going but even when to make a turn.Read more
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Wait - this year don’t toss those greeting cards! You can do your part to recycle and be cleverly creative at the same time with these simple and yet effective tips and tricks for turning holiday mail into something useful and decorative again for next year—and who knows, perhaps even inspiring more creativity from your family in the process.Read more
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As seen on The Today Show, I was given the design challenge of re-doing a family's deck for under $250. Read on to see how I did it--and scroll down to see Before and After photos, and click the link to watch the segment. I designed the space to maximize how the family could use it--not just to eat, or sit, or grill, but all three. The overall...Read more
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Ever since I can remember, I‘ve always tried to be incredibly resourceful and innovative with things that were, oftentimes, ready for the trash. I relish the beauty of finding old things and making them into something new.Read more
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I love to entertain, and setting a fabulous table is an essential part of establishing the ambiance, creating anticipation for a memorable experience that is to come—and at times can even pardon any food faux pas that may occur. Recently, I decided that I would focus on creating a complete tabletop design dedicated to Mother Earth.Read more
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As I pondered this years’ garden parties, I found myself wondering how I could create even more visual interest and design detail in my garden whilst offering clever function and purpose at the same time. Strolling back to my pergola, I searched to see what new signature MARk could be added that would capture the eye and offer an element of the...Read more
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I'm all about rethinking the traditional ways of doing things. I call it a modern way of life and I make sure there are no rules to inhibit my creativity. I’m open-minded and I consider fresh new ideas that bring back the past in new creative ways. That said, here is a great way to create some reflection, conversation and illumination to something...Read more
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Rosebrook Gardens is no different than any other home as it, too, requires maintenance and attention to maintain it’s distinctive charm. Nothing last forever and the elements of mother earth continue to knock on my door. Maintaining our homes is part of the price we pay to enjoy them for years to come. Without us their future is undoubtedly at...Read more