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How fancy do you want your cake frosting?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
It is not the size of a home or the stuff in the home that matters. What really matters it how the space is used, and if the “stuff” has meaning, importance, or serves a purpose. People often get caught up in making homes bigger than they need.
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Bathroom Makeover

Monday, April 4th, 2016
This is a project that kept the fixture locations since the space was limited. All of the finishes and fixtures were upgraded to be a current style. Safety features included several attractive grab bars placed thoughtfully to accommodate an aging client. 
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Brick House Makeover

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
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The Brick House was our design showroom for many years. It is now in the process of becoming a showhouse and vacation rental. When not occupied by vacationers and travelers, the home will be used as a showhouse to meet with clients.
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Brick House / Showroom - Changes Coming

Friday, July 31st, 2015
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The brick house is a beautiful building that has evolved over the years to change with retail trends and to complement the products and services I offer. Technology over the past five years have changed quite a bit how work with clients.
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The TV vs. Fireplace Challenge. What is the focus?

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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So where do you place the TV in your main living space when you have a fireplace? Based on the research I have done (in addition to extensive television viewing), the proper mounting height for a TV, for viewing from a seated position, is at your seated eye level.
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Conveying Design Ideas

Monday, June 1st, 2015
Most of my projects are vacation homes which means that my clients are not local. Much of our communication is via email or text. In order to convey ideas I create visuals to communicate clearly so that they can see the options. 
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Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
There are several interior design mistakes that one can make. I am going to focus on some that I think are the most common. If you take these steps one by one you will have a successful interior.
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