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Renovating, How to, Who to Call, Where to Start, Pt 3.

Whether is a Residence, An Office or an Condominium Complex renovation, the Same steps should be taken for each. Make an outline of the items that need to be renovated. Create a Budget or Idea of cost for each phase.  Usually the true numbers are larger than you have allowed, so make sure you have […]

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RENOVATING? HOW TO, WHO TO CALL, WHERE TO START? Part 2

Wood and Trim Details can creatively accent the characteristics of a home renovation.  By emphasizing  interesting renditions of a coffered  ceiling with special lighting fixtures; a large window seat with secret storage and shelving; or a variation of a stair rail design, gives a special definition of marrying the grace and character of the original […]

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RENOVATING? HOW TO, WHO TO CALL, WHERE TO START? Part 1

RENOVATING? HOW TO, WHO TO CALL, WHERE TO START? Part 1

Bet you have Lots of questions when it comes to  Renovations, and/or Additions.  The easiest way to start is with a Professional who is experienced with knowledge to answer all your questions before starting a project. An example, is a 100 Year old beach Cottage that the client envisioned to restore to a place back […]

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Buyer Beware!! If you think its expensive to hire a Pro…

wait until you hire an amateur.   Hiring a Contractor is a very important part of your next renovation project.  Whether its a kitchen, bath or whole house, be very careful when hiring your Builder/Contractor. Follow these Recommendations: 1.    Always ask for License number for Contractor and each subcontractor.  For example, your Plumber should […]

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Furniture & Accessories!! Package Pricing.. the only way to Buy!!

Its time to decorate your new home, existing home or second home.  It does not matter where, ….it matters how.  Of course, you will be buying furniture for at least one room.  You will need area rugs, lamps, wall decor, and many more acccessories.  And quite importantly, you will need window treatments for privacy and color […]

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Our Pets and Interior Decorating

Our little furry family members become a major influence when decorating.   We can even match them to compliment their surroundings..

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Powder Room Beauty

Small Spaces love Drama!! Powder Room Renovations are Easy way to give your House a New Feeling. 

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Lighting: an Accessory & Necessity

Lighting is such an important part of interior Design.   Rightfully so, layers of lighting can complete your room by balancing the lighting.  By layers, I mean, lighting for different uses or moods.  Recessed lighting is for optimal full light display.  Ambience lighting can be sconces, under counter, or above cabinet lighting in kitchens.  Lighting can be placed […]

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Area Rugs: Indoor or Outdoor? Both

Todays area rugs are very user friendly because they are made ultra durable.  Those specifically classified as Indoor/Outdoor rugs are the winners.  They have  brilliant colors and patterns. and are  soft to the touch. Use them in a family room, bathroom, patio or deck.   Area rugs can be the focal point of your room.   A 2.6’x8′ Runner  in […]

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Contemporary Fun!!!!!  Experience it now..

Contemporary Fun!!!!! Experience it now..

Chic, Fun, Exciting Contemporary Dining makes its way to the front lines of Luxury High Rise Condo Living. City Life has a new look for the newer Generation of Buyers. Experience the simple lines of metal, glass and leather to a whole new level. Express yourself….  

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Window Fashions for the Home

Dressing your Windows is the same as accessorizing yourself.  The look and feel is complete with the correct accessory. So many choices, colors and styles.  Hard Treatments are for privacy, such as Woven Blinds, or Woven verticals. Soft Treatments can be added for color balance as valances, and drapery panels. The fabric selections for a valance or […]

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Outdoor Sanctuary…Pool, Deck or Back Yard.

    At Last….. Summertime activities consists of outdoor entertaining, relaxation and fun in the sun or shade.  Your pool, deck, or  back yard should be an extension of the comfort of your home. Todays outdoor furniture has fabulous fabrics with durable, weather resistancy.  Styles and colors are endless.   There is something very therapeutic as rocking […]

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Spring in Here!!! Recreate Yourself!!!

It’s time to  recreate yourself, … physically, emotionally, spiritually and of course, your environment, and surroundings. The place where you are in life that says “I need a change,…. I have reached my  time in life to enjoy, relax and create memories for myself and my family. Whether you are Generation X, Y or  Baby Boomers, we […]

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2013 Color Forecast

Originally published in STIR, a resource for color and creativity.   Today’s dynamic palettes reflect our diverse mindsets, lifestyles and design philosophies inspiring us to step up to the plate of colors. Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams, my two favorites, carry wipeable grades of paint, easy on for the Painting Contractor; & easy maintenance for […]

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Questions & Answers: Do I Need to Hire An Interior Designer?

A Reminder of Services.  This Blog was very helpful to many new clients.  I am displaying it again to address the potential buyers who are in need of assistance with the restoration of their shore houses or advice through their new construction.  This exciting segment addresses questions that you may have regarding interior design services, related subjects, […]

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Sincere Message to those effected by Hurricane

My Sincere Concern and Prayers are with the many people  effected by the recent storm that devastated our Jersey and New York coastal area as well as mainland.  Many of my clients have become  my extended family, whom I have worked so closely with them to create their Dream Home.  I am so emotionally attached because […]

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Calgon…..take me away!!!!

Thinking of renovating a bathroom, or building a new home, consider your very own private Suite Spa. We have so evolved since the days of the large Jacuzzi tubs taking up half the bath space.  The noise and maintenance alone, not to mention the water usage, discouraged us from using these tubs. Today, make room […]

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Dressing your Windows and Sliders..the new Way

Easy, Breezy, pretty and functional!!!  Creating a window treatment that meets all your expectations can be a timely adventure.   The need to  let the sun shine in and protect the furniture and floor sometimes becomes a challenge. There is a way to dress a Sliding Door without the use of dated vertical blinds.   Also great […]

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The Magic of Fabric!!!!! Can you tell which is Outdoor Upholstery Fabric?

Here we have three beautiful living rooms.  These are Beach Homes with lots of activity, including a pool, boat or other watercrafts, and sun bathing with suntan lotions…..all factors of concern when decorating a common area with family, guests, and pets.  Perhaps you rent your property.  In any case, the selection should demonstrate the wear and use […]

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