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In keeping with my latest home design details in MAR silver, gold and brass, I have a doozy of a s MAR t tip for you, MAR tians— and a few personal MAR mories too. When I was growing up, I had my very own "designing women." My very creative mother and grandmother were sticklers for good design. In fact, my mother always said,...Read more
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This week’s s MAR t tip is all about the centerpiece! Now that I have teamed up with 1-800Flowers.com in their movement to bring back the centerpiece, I was motivated and inspired to create fun projects that use the traditional pumpkin as something decorative, fresh and new. This time of year it’s pretty traditional to carve a pumpkin...Read more
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Yes, it’s true, but it’s not what you think. As a creative person with a Casual Luxury lifestyle brand, I have long been a fan of decals and wall stencils, but not a fan of the boring, standard patterns and the damage they do to surfaces and paint. Recently I discovered RoomMates , the peel and stick wall decals made here in the USA. I...Read more
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Area rugs offer both protection and style to hardwood flooring. But knowing how to use them to their best advantage can often be a secret that only the professionals know. Here are a few s MAR t tips to keep in mind. Most people think of throw rugs as a replacement for wall-to-wall carpeting; this is the biggest error. Rugs are accent pieces, not...Read more
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Presentation counts! We have all heard it. This week’s s MAR t tip is perfect for the spring Real Estate market: Staging your home to sell quickly in a competitive market is all about creating space, ambiance, and drive-by appeal. SPACE : Remove furnishings in order to open up floor space and allow easy flow through the house and yard. Do...Read more
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A well-appointed entrance hall closet should offer many storage solutions for today’s modern families. Coats, umbrellas, hats, scarves and of course the occasional shoes and boots all should have a convenient place to be stowed. Add a decorative tray for keys and incoming mail and now you have created a “Grand Central Station”...Read more