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Why Won’t This Fabric Work?

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

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When I saw this Robert Allen fabric, I was excited to finally find a fabric for my kitchen that I loved:

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Isn’t it beautiful? I love the colors and this fabric would have made perfect chair cushions. BUT, when I laid the fabric sample on the new countertops:

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I saw that it would not work. Can you tell why the fabric is not working well with the countertop?

This photo shows why better:

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The background of the fabric is beige, the countertop is white! The ‘dirty’ beige was not even noticeable,(the background looked white) until I compared and put it against the ‘clean’ white. I will need a fabric with a white background, not beige, to work together with the rest of the room.  Another great example why you should always try a sample of the fabric or paint first before purchasing.

That is too bad because I really loved the fabric. Back on the fabric hunt! Have a great summer weekend everyone!

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Saturday, May 24th, 2014

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I am happy to announce that I now have professional photographs of my work!

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Thanks to the talented Eric Roth, who visited here and took gorgeous photographs:

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I am beyond thrilled to be able to show my work so beautifully:

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I could not wait to share with you all!

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The overall goal now of course is to be booked up with even more color and design appointments, doing what I love best!

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What do you think my friends? Didn’t Eric do a great job?

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Eric Roth Is In The House!

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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It was my extreme honor and pleasure to meet and work with one of the top photographers in the country, Eric Roth. I have always been a big fan of his beautiful work:

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Eric Roth

Although Eric’s home base is near Boston, he travels often taking photographs for such design magazines as House Beautiful, New England Home, Traditional Home and Elle Décor.

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Eric Roth

It was a beautiful, sunny day in the mountains when Eric came to my home in New Hampshire last week. He came to take photographs of my design work for my portfolio. I want professional photos for a couple projects I am working on as well as having a physical book of my work that I can show potential clients.

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He took interior photos and well as exterior shots, upstairs, downstairs and all my little vignettes he loved! Eric was kind enough to let me follow him all around asking him a million questions:

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I was a little nervous taking photos of the great photographer! Watch for Eric’s latest project in the new June issue of House Beautiful with photos for ‘The Bath Of The Month’!

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Dreams do come true! Eric Roth was in the house! I can’t wait to show you the photographs in a couple weeks!

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I hope you all, (especially moms) have a wonderful Mother’s Day! You deserve it!

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Jazzy Statement Chairs

Monday, November 18th, 2013

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Don’t you just love one-of-a-kind statement chairs? A chair that is full of personality and uniqueness?:

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I have to admit I was pretty excited when One Kings Lane contacted me last week to help introduce their new Decor Resource Center to my blog readers. They knew I loved accent statement chairs and asked if I would share one of my favorite chairs. Here is a chair I just finished painting and had reupholstered:

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I have always loved the shape of this chair. According to the resource guide, my chair is similar to Renaissance Revival Chair, 1870. Their resource guide is great that you can look up the history of your chair from Ancient civilizations to Modern American Design. There are illustrations of each chair that includes a detailed history:

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When designing a statement chair, the first step is finding a chair that you love, a piece that gets you excited(no matter what it looks like before):

 

Then I decide where the chair will be going, so I can work with the existing furnishings. I put together this fabric palette that will work well:

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I think statement chairs add life to a room by being a centerpiece that accents the rest of the decor. When people enter the room, their eyes are drawn to it. Here are a couple of my favorite chairs I have saved:

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Sometimes a room needs a chair as a finishing touch once everything is in place. Do you have any statement chairs in your home? Now is the time to search the internet or flea markets for a signature chair that can be reupholstered, repainted or restored to finish off the room!

PS I wanted to add a couple pictures of the whole fireplace that a reader requested. She wanted to see the whole thing. Here you go Terri!

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