Interior Designs With Soul Don’t Come From A Catalog

A Home Office Evolves With A Virtual Interior Design Consultation

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“I want what you have!” – AW

During an initial interior design consultation we ask our clients a simple question.  “What is your goal for this space?”  When a client is also a friend they often have seen our homes.  They don’t really want the same things we have.  They want a home like ours that uses design concepts and theory to offer a personalized decor that works for them.  There is nothing like walking into our own home and knowing it’s the best place in the world. 

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Little Black “domicile”! – An Interior Design Blog One Year Later

 

Good Design Is Everywhere And For Everyone!

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The Humble Orange Is How This Blog Started

Gorgeous color, refreshing fragrance, and an explosion of taste.  For me a white bowl of oranges on the table inexpensively adds to the decor and reminds us to take a few minutes out of our days and treat ourselves.  I like that oranges remain defiant in today’s constant on the go lifestyles.  No matter how you prepare….peeling, slicing, or segmenting….an orange takes a little time and is deliciously messy!

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The Sunday Spy 1.28.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

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See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  This week let’s look at this attractive bedroom via grillo-designs.  At first glance we see a casual, black and white decor with sort of Bohemian vibe that pulls us right in……

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Unconventional Closets

Designing Dream Dressing Areas

The Container Store Black and White Wall Unit Closet

Today on Friday Favorites we share the many ways to think beyond the constructed closets in our homes.  Before we do, a quick reminder that the January 2018 digital issue of the LBD Magazine is available as a gift to new subscribers, and available by request for those already following LBD every week. Do you know the difference between Staging and Styling our homes?

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How Our Homes Can Reduce Our Stress

 

Now My Closet Loves Me!

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“To say my closet transformation was life changing is an understatement! I must admit it took some soul searching and motivation (thank you, Laurel) to part with clothes that were from the “working” chapter of my life. I’m very glad I did! (I did keep a few skirts just in case!) I am now so organized I know exactly where to go to get what I need every day. No more stressing out! Now on to the rest of my house!”-KO

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Time To Rethink Your Closet System?

What Works Best For Your Wardrobe

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While this quote is true for many aspects of design, we believe it goes double when it comes to our closets.  Or as our friends across the pond call them, our wardrobes.  As long as we all wear clothes, we are going to have to keep coming up with closet systems that work for each of us everyday.

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The Sunday Spy 1.21.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

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Savor Sunday

See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  This week let’s look at this comfy and design savvy living room via mydomaine.  At first glance we see another great example of a black & white decor…..

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The One Element Every Kitchen Needs Can Be Easy To Upgrade

Are You A Faucet Snob?

Sabon Home White Kitchen with Chrome Connected Deck Mount Faucet

More people dream about a kitchen redo than any other type of project in our homes.  We scroll online resources, look at endless home decor magazines and have date nights at the big box stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot drooling over the possibilities.  Sound familiar?  Choices for cabinets, counters and appliances are endless and can be overwhelming.  How about we start with the one element every kitchen needs and perhaps even start our upgrade with the sink faucet.

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If It’s Not Broke…Just Improve It

A Vintage Kitchen Storage System That Still Works

 

A place for everything and everything in its place. Benjamin Franklin

We depend on our kitchens to do so many things.  In addition to feeding our families and being the central hub of our home, kitchens have to house all our stuff.  And boy do we have stuff!  New ideas and storage systems come along often and are touted to change our lives.  However, freshening a tried and true idea is really what can work best.  If an idea is not broke, perhaps we can simply improve it.

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Building A Better Bookcase

Bookcase

“A set of shelves for books set in a surrounding frame or cabinet.”

This dictionary definition of a bookcase quickly shows us how we are evolving as a society.  For those who do still relish the feel and smell of some pulp fiction, do you have bookcases dedicated entirely to the storage of these treasures?  If not, what are you doing with the empty bookshelves?

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