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it’s time for a little madness

it’s time for a little madness

Opening today Alice Through The Looking Glass is sure to be as visually stunningly and quirky as — well— as only a trip through the looking glass could be! Want to bring some of that bold whimsy to your home, but in a sophisticated way?  Check out these finds that will have you exclaiming “Curiouser and curiouser! “   From Top left Clockwise: Handmade Ceramic Door Knobs – Souvnear | White Rabbit...

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how to decorate with throw pillows?

how to decorate with throw pillows?

I have been planning to use some amazing antique illustrations from my ephemera archives on a collection of throw pillows and thought long and hard about the best size pillows to create. Even though the designs have classic appeal, they have been reworked in contemporary organic cotton giving them a bold modern personality. So, there was to be no hiding in the background for these accent pieces. I needed a pillow design that would offer a...

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federal bullseye mirror | past but (still) present

federal bullseye mirror | past but (still) present

In honor of one of my English friends just becoming an American Citizen I thought we would take a quick look at a classic “All American” home design accent – the Federal Bullseye Mirror – which has popularly adorned the walls of residences in Europe and America since the 18th Century. These mirrors feature convex glass enabling you to get a 360 degree view of a space with one glance. Often positioned above the...

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{friday favorites} getting your five-a-day

{friday favorites} getting your five-a-day

Love this luminous wall display made with photographs of fresh fruit and vegetables at the Arclinea flagship showroom in Milan… I am pretty sure a kitchen like this would make me healthier! Do you have a favorite interior space or design element to share this...

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{design by numbers} distance of light switch from door

{design by numbers} distance of light switch from door

What is the correct light switch distance from the door casing? When renovating or designing a home it is important to consider all the details. By getting everything from light switches to shower heads in the right place you will not only make your life easier and more functional, but also add to the aesthetic (and hence resale value) of your home. I get asked these quick questions all the time and thought I might share the most common...

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{design tips} small entry space solutions

{design tips} small entry space solutions

If you are not blessed with an entry space big enough to swing a cat, then these quick tips might be for you. Mirrors are always a fabulous way to expand your space – amplifying walls and light – to give the impression of more wiggle room. Used in an entry hall they also have the added bonus of a offering “one last look” before you head confidently out of the door. It makes sense that a floating shelf would give you...

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