10 Fresh Spring Holiday Table Settings

Our Friday Favorite Easter Table Settings

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driven by decor

No matter what the weather has been in your area, spring is always in our dining rooms during this special holiday.  Make your table setting special for the most important people in your family.  Happy Easter!

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Oh Holy Kitchen

Going To The Chapel And I’m Going To…Cook Dinner!

Converted Church To A Home Design by Jenn Hannotte    Photos by Lauren Kolyn

Mr. LBD has wanted to convert a church into our home on several occasions.  He has even seriously looked at two I can remember that were vast caverns of space complete with enough Sunday school rooms to be a hotel.  Except for picturing the baptismal tank as the most wonderful home spa, I just couldn’t warm up to the idea.  (pun intended)  In addition, I have memories of serving a hundred hungry men “prayer pancake breakfast” far to often in a dark church kitchen to imagine a kitchen like that as our own.

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How Designers Motivate Other Designers

Designers Can Look At Before And After Photos All Day Long!

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Last Friday we looked at some before and after photos of a home being updated to go to market. We received several emails, and comments on how you like to look at these transformations.  Designers are no different.  We may indeed be a little obsessed with work by fellow designers.  Good design, like the one we are sharing today from 2014, is always inspiring.

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The Sunday Spy 3.25.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

douglas friedman dining room in house beautiful

This 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.  With the Easter holiday coming up this week, let’s look at this dining room shared via house beautiful .  At first glance we see the amazing lacquered walls.  With a closer look, we also see all of the carefully chosen details that make this room so attractive.

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Selling A Home… Are You Reaching The Right Buyers?

 Marketing A Lifestyle Sells A Home

 

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Zig Ziglar

 

The spring real estate season is fast approaching and your buyer is scrolling thru listings right now.  Yes, this is often the best time to place a house on the market. However, it can also be the most competitive time and your home has to appeal to a buyer quickly.  Real estate agents have a standard list of what to do to prepare a home for sale.  Our design firm has assisted clients buying, and selling, homes for too many years to count.  Join us, this Friday, as we show you our Favorite way to market a home!

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Good Interior Design Starts With What You Already Own

Is Your Home Out Of Balance?

Something Is Out Of Balance In This Blue Marble Living Room via Vogue

Often in a home, that we otherwise love, there is a design feature that is a little “off”.  Something that just does not feel right to us.  The marble in the photo above could be one such feature.  Although there are some cool furnishings in this room, I’m not getting the urge to cuddle up yet.  Is the marble just “too blue”?  Is a costly renovation in the future?

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(5) Savvy Reasons To Rent Rather Than Buy A Home

 DOWNSIZING MIGHT NOT BE NECESSARY

breakfast table with blue and white dishes via coco lapine
Coco Lapine

A day does not go by where the term “downsizing” is not heard in our industry.    Even if someone is not looking to move from a larger abode, to a smaller one, in the near future, many are tossing around the idea.  What is refreshing to us is that it’s not just us “older baby boomers” pondering living larger in smaller homes.  We’ve got some pretty savvy younger groups who say why wait?

What if we never “upsized” our homes and therefore didn’t need to “downsize”?  We know just a group who has this figured out.  We are always excited to be asked to help them develop a plan to make their homes the perfect LBD for them!

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The Sunday Spy 3.18.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

homeswelove built in bunk beds with blue and white stripped linens

This 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 bunk room shared via homeswelove At first glance we see a sea of blue and white.  With a closer look, we also see so many other welcoming details!

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It’s Real Blarney…We Love Green In Interiors!

We’re Green With Envy Again

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Monsier Blue Restaurant

Ever been pinched because you misinterpreted the shade of green acceptable to wear on this upcoming holiday?  In honor of St. Patrick, we will be sharing some of our favorite interiors that know what it means to be “wearin ‘o the green”.  Go ahead and pinch us…we have thick skin!

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Do Blondes Have More Fun…In The Bathroom?

Thinking Outside The Big White “Bathroom” Box

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Has anyone noticed that in the last year or so, the idea of a minimalistic decor has evolved?  Not as many of us want an “all white” decor….even in the bathroom.

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