The Little Things

Sometimes there are big projects to do and you expend so much mental energy trying to wrap your mind around those. Meanwhile, there are little projects to do that, the longer you wait, start to weigh on you as much as the big ones. That was our situation until this month when we knocked out …

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Friday Faves: What to See, Hear, and Buy this Presidents Day Weekend

Happy Fri-yay and happy three-day Presidents Day weekend! This Friday Faves has something for your eyes and ears and wallet, oh my! Let’s dive in.

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Client Project: #LivingLaLincolnCenter

Way back when, I introduced you to a new client project I’m working on, a full renovation and design of a condo near Lincoln Center in Manhattan. The couple moved from L.A. to NYC with no furniture, bought a one-bedroom apartment and have been having it renovated to turn it into a two-bedroom apartment to …

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Friday Faves: Black History Month

Happy Friday, folks! I wanted to talk about something that is near and dear to me. No, not Black History Month. Representation. When I first started exploring design (fashion, interior, etc.) on social media platforms, I noticed fairly quickly how monotone designers were. Of the influencers and designers who seemed to fill my social media …

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Friday Faves: Food for Thought

Am I the only one who feels like every week in January has been dragging? Now that it’s February and it’s the shortest month of the year, we are thismuch closer to being done with winter when I won’t care as much that the days are longer. But it’s Fri-YAY finally and I’m back with …

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Designer Spotlight: Liz Kamarul

I recently talked about my 2018 plans for the cozy cottage, client projects and the blog. One of those plans is a new series in which I showcase my favorite designers, their work and, hopefully get to talk to them about what makes them tick. I’m calling this new series Designer Spotlight and I’m so …

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Friday Faves: Psychology and Lots of Things to Love

I have so many things I’m loving this week, from some really cool design stories to reading about just how much psychology plays into home design. Also, thanks to some post-cooking research, I found out I don’t suck at making souffles after all! I’m sharing this all with you in this week’s Friday Faves.

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Recipe: Souffle au Fromage

Hey, guys, I don’t mean to brag or anything, but I just made one of my grandmother’s recipes and I actually did a pretty good job! The recipe is for souffle au fromage, aka cheese souffle. It involves cheese and eggs and milk and, get this, even my very picky dad who fondly remembers this …

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2018 Design Trends

In case you don’t obsessively read about design and trends like I do (I feel like I haven’t read a book in ages…I should get on that!), then you may not be up on what are expected to be the design trends for 2018. But guess what? I am and I’m here to share with …

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Friday Faves: Into the Details

Really the only thing on my mind all week has been Oprah’s Golden Globes speech and the entire Time’s Up movement but that has nothing to do with interior design and food so…have no fear as I still have plenty of relevant stories to share with you for this week. Today’s Friday Faves is all …

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