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A Practical Guide for Planning a Move

From Bedlam to Brilliance – Practical Guide for Planning a Move You’ve finally made the decision to move, but you are looking around at your present surroundings and wondering where to begin.  No matter how long you’ve lived in a place, you most likely have accumulated items, saved things, and…

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Do People Still Need Interior Designers?

Did you know, back in the day, your barber might also be your dentist? He might even be your undertaker! Sounds like the old west. Thank God things have changed…or have they?  Today people are doing a lot of things themselves that they may or may not have the education, training,…

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Spring Projects: Is it already too late?

I had a conversation with my right-hand-man and contractor, Rufus yesterday. Rufus told me that he is already seeing the signs that he is going to be booked up fast for all of those projects people put off because of this lousy winter. I have to wonder where that is…

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Samaritan Gatsby Gala

It was a great night of giving, mingling, eating and dancing, all to raise money for Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice. Samaritan raises money so that everyone is able to have special care at end of life, regardless of their ability to pay. I know first-hand how valuable hospice is to…

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Patricia Worley Photography – A Great Local Find

A New Discovery I was participating in the Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Gala last week where I met Patricia Worley of Medford. Patricia is an award winning photographer. I am sharing a small sample of her work with you today. It so impressed me that I can’t wait to find…

Pet-Friendly Fabric Options

There are plenty of pet-friendly fabric options for the home including contract fabrics (especially with a Crypton finish), ultrasuedes, vinyls, and outdoor fabrics.  Outdoor fabrics that are solution dyed can be cleaned with bleach and the color will be retained, so they are a great choice. In addition to the…

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12 Tips to Remove Unwelcome Odors in the Home

Household odors can be unpleasant, embarrassing and ultimately deteriorate your design investments. Our sense of smell is incredibly strong and has a powerful lasting memory – cooking, smoking, animals and even body odors are the usual culprits of odors, however, odors can be controlled and remedied. If you are buying or…

Color Schemes Inspired By Pictures of Grace Kelly

My mom’s birthday is the day after Christmas so I surprised her with a trip to see the Grace Kelly exhibit at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA. My mom had no clue where we were going and did not figure it out until she read the sign in front…

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There Is More Than One Color Of The Year 2014

Pantone’s pick for color of the year is Royal Orchid. My mom is ahead of the trend. She has had this color on her Christmas tree for years. Benjamin Moore and other paint companies come up with their own color of the year and a series of colors to go…

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A 1980’s Bathroom Updated

Bathroom Remodel My clients in Hammonton NJ moved into their home in the 80’s and they are in the process of updating their home room by room. This is the second bathroom redo we have done together. As you can see, no more harvest gold sink, shower and toilet! A…