Buying Our Own Mother’s Day Gifts

 

How To Get The Mother’s Day Gift You Want

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday.  And whether or not you are a mother, we’ve all got one thing in common, we came from one.  It’s a special day all around the world and with the celebrations comes the notion of gift giving. What kind of gifts does your mother like?  In our family this was a loaded question.  Maybe it is in your family as well?

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The “One In One Out” Rule To Staying Organized

A SIMPLE HABIT TO MAINTAIN THE LIFE YOU HAVE ORGANIZED

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You didn’t save the ferns from last summer…did you?  Probably not.  If you did how many times did you sweep up those miserable tiny leaves?  To me, there are two perfect days in a Boston Fern’s life.  The day we proudly admire the porch ready for summer and the day we get to toss them in the trash!  It’s a love/hate relationship but one with a lesson.   It’s the One In One Out theory in reverse.

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How To Find An Inspiring Decor

I’ll Have What She’s Having …In Her Decor That Is

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“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”-Oscar Wilde

 In our firm, laurelbledsoedesign, Kristen and I are privileged to work with so many wonderful and interesting clients that allow us to push the limits of conventional design.  We are always honored to help them achieve a design, and decor, that is the perfect LBD for them.  Our job is to develop and implement a concept that makes us all “want to have what she’s having”!

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

 DOWNSIZING MIGHT NOT BE NECESSARY

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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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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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Fashion Inspired By One Of Our Interior Designs

Fashion and Interior Design Are Soul Sisters!

 

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How to Take Room Inspiration for our Clothing Style

  You’ve gotta hop over to Jodie’s Touch Of Style Blog and learn more about how these outfits were inspired by one of our interior designs.  The comments on their blog show us all how much we love our fashions and designs.  Way too much fun for a Thursday!!

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Never Ask A Gal Her Age While She Is Decorating For Christmas

The Best Christmas Decorations To Use When You Love Your Home!

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It’s very hard to improve on a decor that has been lovingly curated over 20 years.  Especially one where the owner, our client, has the “touch” when it comes to the finishing touches that make every house a home.  So when she asked us to make some suggestions on how to freshen up her Christmas decorations, we had to tip toe outside the design box …again.

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