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Ormolulu Vintage Works is Beautifully Designed Interior Space

    Ormolulu Vintage Works is a beautifully designed and absolutely stunning antique and vintage treasures emporium which has opened in Bellingham, WA.  It is the collaborative efforts of Debi Burton and her partner, Jim Blondeau. The pair, having done antique … Continue reading

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Some New Ways to work with an Interior Designer

  The interior design profession has been changing and morphing in the last decade. As a result, there are many more options of how you can work with an interior designer. Working with a designer can range from full service … Continue reading

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CUSTOM BUILT HOME LIBRARY IN CHERRY WOOD: A CASE STUDY

  What’s involved in transforming a small, nondescript room into a stunning home library? One thing that I discovered through the process is that the more I understood I was designing a three dimensional puzzle the easier the entire process … Continue reading

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WHY YOU NEED A MASTER PLAN FOR YOUR HOME REMODEL PROJECT

  I met with some clients last week who remodeled their previous house themselves. They were unhappy with some of the results. Not wanting to make the same mistakes with their new home they wanted to know how they should … Continue reading

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HOME FURNISHINGS MADE OF NATURAL MATERIALS

  On a recent shopping trip for a client I was in search of home furnishings made of natural materials to furnish their beach side home. I discovered some interesting finds at Designer Furniture Gallery at the Seattle Design Center … Continue reading

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BEAUTIFUL AND WELCOMING FRONT DOORS WITH CANADIAN FLAIR!

    On a recent Saturday afternoon, I spent a sun splashed afternoon in Surrey, British Columbia. Welcoming front doors was the object of my desire. Crescent Beach was my destination—a charming sea side village with a fine collection of … Continue reading

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CONSIDER THIS WHEN DESIGNING A MULTI-FUNCTIONAL GUEST BEDROOM

In a multi-purpose guestroom which is also a video watching room, would a Murphy bed or a sleep sofa be the best choice?  I started the project assuming that the Murphy bed was the logical choice. I became familiar with … Continue reading

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Exterior Paint Consultation—Special Pricing for the Month of May

In honor of May Day and the ‘promise of Spring’, I am offering special pricing for the month of May on our expert color assistance in selecting an exterior [or interior] paint color palette for your home or office. Inspired … Continue reading

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‘A SENSE OF PLACE’ IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF INTERIOR DESIGN

    Creating a ‘sense of place’ is, I believe, the ultimate achievement of a well conceived and executed interior design project. Why? Simply because a space that embodies a ‘sense of place’ is so enjoyable to experience, because it’s … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A MASTER BATH REMODEL

When I meet with clients, they are often unclear as to what is involved with a master bath remodel. Each remodel is unique. Some clients want to take two bedrooms and a bath and develop a new master bath suite. … Continue reading

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