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Fabric, Glorious Fabric

Posted by Suzanne on June 5, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I love fabric. It's an obsession, really. I consider it to be a byproduct of being a Designer, akin to an mechanic who collects antique cars or an accountant who loves spreadsheets (I'm told people like this actually exist, though I'm skeptical).

A significant portion of the work that I do entails textiles of some sort, be it rugs, furnishings, accessories, or window treatments. As a fan...

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Shutters Shutters Everywhere!

Posted by Suzanne on July 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Let's face it. Shutters are in. Whether you use old charactered shutters, or pick up new ones from the hardware store, the ideas are endless when it comes to using shutters as a design element in your space. Here are some ideas on how you can incorporate shutters into your decor.

Create an accent wall. By using a variety of sizes and colors, this wall becomes a remarkable focal point in the room. Place the shutters like a puzzle along the wall. Select a handful of col...

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How to Paint Your Own Subway Art Dresser

Posted by Suzanne on November 15, 2011 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Creating your own artistic subway art dresser is easier than you think. No intricate stenciling here! Here's how you can re-create your own piece of art.

1.  Paint the base coat on the entire piece of furniture. In this example, the base coat is the creamy color you see with the lettering.

2. Gather vinyl letters from your favorite hobby story a...

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Fall Mantel

Posted by Suzanne on November 14, 2011 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Create a charming and inexpensive fall mantel by bringing the outdoors in.

Pine cones are the inspiration for this mantel. Start with a large mirror. Get a twig wreath from your favorite hobby store and add a couple of painted-tipped pine cones. Hot glue is your friend here. Glue pine cones on a wooden or styrofoam frame and make a pine cone ball to place atop a candle stick holder. Incorporate several of your favo...

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