Category: Paradigm – A Standard of Living

3 Tips for Mixing Patterns

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Mixing Patterns 101 I love mixing and blending patterns and materials. Woods. Stones. Natural Textures. Metals. One of my all time favorite materials to mix is patterned textiles. Pattern is

Should I Re-Upholster or Buy New?

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Should I re-upholster or buy new? It is decided. You’re going to remodel your downstairs. You’ve been living in the 90’s for way too long. You want a whole new

Good Design Takes Time

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The design process is tedious. Well, up front it’s exciting. It goes something like this: You hire your designer. It’s so exciting. He/she has fantastic ideas. You get your drawings

Is That a Trend or a Classic? Matte Brass/Gold

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My Client: “Wow! I just saw the most amazing kitchen! It had navy blue cabinets, marble countertops, white subway tile and gorgeous matte brass accents… I love those gold toned

Kitchen Cabinets: Reface or Replace?

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If you are in the market for a kitchen remodel, you may be wondering what to do with your kitchen cabinets. There are so many options out there: you can

Taking the “Pain” Out of Painting

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The Pain of Painting You’ve been thinking about painting again, haven’t you? I see you there, standing in front of a wall with at least a half-dozen paint samples painted

Awkward Rooms: Finding Balance

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Awkward rooms. Everybody has them. Even the most well designed custom homes. That one room where you just can’t figure out where to put the furniture to make the space

How Much Should I Spend on a Sofa?

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How much should I spend on …. a Sofa? You know the old saying “you get what you pay for?” When it comes to selecting furniture, a truer statement has

3 Tips for Styling a Nightstand

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Styling a Nightstand 101 Styling a nightstand should be easy right? You have seen them again in your favorite home decor magazine: beautifully styled nightstands and bedside tables. Have you ever

Wall Tile Design: Tips from an Expert

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Making a (Back)Splash with Your Next Wall Tile Project This week I had lunch with my friend Tracey Gulli. Lunches with her are a mix between a mom support group,