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Stay Out All Summer!

This time of year all I want to do is be outside! On that note, I thought I’d share my cheat sheet for designing sublimely Al Fresco rooms:

Creating containment is always the first order of business, especially if the outdoor space has no architectural delineation. Ideally there is some sort of architectural element that gives it form: a pergola, sitting walls, raised planters, a fountain, garden shed or chicken coop... something that can anchor the space and allow it to feel like an extension of the house. Invest in structure if you can, it’s charm and function will pay dividends as your garden grows. If building a permanent framework is not an option, structure can also be established with large scale pots and planters, and then furniture can fill in the footprint you’ve created.

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High Point Highlight #2: “But I’m gonna need to sit on that sofa”

A Brief, Passionate Note from Your Designer After Her Highly Productive Visit to High Point:

Are you familiar with the concept of “ruining” something for yourself that you enjoy by doing it as a profession? Filmmakers can’t enjoy movies like you or I would, Graphic Designers can’t look at art with an objective eye, Architects can’t ignore an ugly building like the rest of us can...I cannot ignore any facet of interior design. This has a lot of benefits for my clients, but I want to highlight for you one of the areas where you can take total advantage of my inability to not absorb all aspects of the design around me at all times, which I am absolutely shocked is not the number one reason I’m hired.


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Inspired by Elements of Great Design - My Favorite LA resources

When you’re searching for design inspiration, you might look to magazines, Houzz or HGTV, but do you ever wonder where high-end designers get theirs?  The answer is, of course, everywhere- nature, art, architecture- but in this article I would like to share with you some of the sources for the goods we use to create the wonderful rooms that make the world swoon

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