OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING: AN INTERVIEW WITH GEORGIE SMITH OF FRUGAL BUT FABULOUS

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING: AN INTERVIEW WITH GEORGIE SMITH OF FRUGAL BUT FABULOUS

One of the things that people love best about Georgie Smith, the Australian-born personality behind Frugal But Fabulous is that she can turn any meal into a celebration. She excels...
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THE POWDER ROOM: WHEN THE SMALLEST ROOM IN THE HOUSE MAKES THE BIGGEST IMPACT

THE POWDER ROOM: WHEN THE SMALLEST ROOM IN THE HOUSE MAKES THE BIGGEST IMPACT

Designers get very excited about working on a powder room. Why? It’s the smallest room in the house. Well, it turns out that many clients are willing to take risks...
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IT’S ALL DONE WITH MIRRORS: HOW DESIGNERS USE THEIR FAVORITE TRICKS OF THE TRADE

IT’S ALL DONE WITH MIRRORS: HOW DESIGNERS USE THEIR FAVORITE TRICKS OF THE TRADE

It turns out that the mirror is probably the single most flexible design tool in any design-savvy interior design tool box. Find out how to use this workhorse...
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EARTH DAY: HOW PRACTITIONERS IN THE DESIGN WORLD “GO GREEN.”

EARTH DAY: HOW PRACTITIONERS IN THE DESIGN WORLD “GO GREEN.”

One of the first things that strikes me every time that I pause to really look at the word “earth” is that “art” is at the very heart of it....

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SPRING CLEANING, A NEW TWIST: DON’T THROW IT OUT, TURN IT INTO A COLLECTION

SPRING CLEANING, A NEW TWIST: DON’T THROW IT OUT, TURN IT INTO A COLLECTION

Every spring I definitely get the bug. The spring cleaning bug. This year, I wondered if there might be another way to spring clean without the guilt-fest that so often...
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PARADISE by NAME and by EXPERIENCE

PARADISE by NAME and by EXPERIENCE

Nestled in the Engadine Valley of Switzerland Hotel Paradies is a successful example of how a distinctive local style is blended with contemporary design delivering an uplifting guest experience....
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THE ONCE HUMBLE BASKET IS NOW BACK IN FASHION

THE ONCE HUMBLE BASKET IS NOW BACK IN FASHION

However baskets have appeared in your life, you have probably not paid too much attention to them. The basket, which has been around for centuries, is back in fashion....
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LOOKING FOR ROMANCE AND GLAMOUR? CONSIDER THE CAPIZ

LOOKING FOR ROMANCE AND GLAMOUR? CONSIDER THE CAPIZ

This is the time of year when thoughts turn to romance and glamour—thanks to the presence of many a Valentine heart and Oscar™ gown. It’s also the time of year...
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SEVEN HOLIDAY TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD — WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT

SEVEN HOLIDAY TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD — WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT

Our rituals and traditions follow us as we move and adapt to new locations. Different celebrations can evolve into something similar, or vice versa. We live in a global economy...
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Fall for Leaves: How to Decorate with Leaves

Fall for Leaves: How to Decorate with Leaves

If you can walk out your front door and pick up colored leaves, I hope you know how lucky you are. It is delightful to be able to decorate your...
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Red Hot Fall: how to decorate using red accents

Red Hot Fall: how to decorate using red accents

I love the Fall. I recently had dinner with a good friend, a woman with an impeccable eye for interior design. I was inspired by her judicious but dramatic use...
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FALL CHANGE: HOW TO REDECORATE – THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

FALL CHANGE: HOW TO REDECORATE – THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

Well, it’s Labor Day weekend, the official beginning of Fall in the calendar. Kids are heading back to school and it’s time to think about taking those sweaters out of...
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