Dab, Don’t Rub

I will never forget a call from a client early on in my career. She had spilled something on her living room rug, and poured one cleaner after another on it. Between the toxic cleaners and her vigorous rubbing, she created a hole in the rug, and then called me out of...

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Apples to Apples

Finding a contractor who best fits your needs is critical to a successful project and, just as importantly, having a good experience along the way.  Renovation doesn't have to be torture.  With good communication and the right team, it should be both manageable and...

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Love It Or Let It Go

As an interior designer, I often deal with people who are moving from one home to another or need to get organized in preparation for a renovation.  In doing so, I am faced with the opportunity of going through everything with them and helping them decide what...

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