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Wednesday
Jan092013

Kravet's new Metropolitan collection: beautiful and ideal solution for open floor plans 

Kravet chaiseKravet one-arm chaise lounge.It's no secret that I love Kravet

As a Fort Myers interior decorator, I can always find beautiful fabrics, furnishings, wall coverings,  trimmings, hardware, accessories and much more for my clients. It is where I often go for decorating inspiration when I need an idea for a new project. From traditional to transitional to contemporary and everything in between for the southwest Florida lifestyle...it always has the most wonderful, fresh ideas. 

And every now and then, Kravet unveils a new line that makes me want to completely start over in my own home! Something so great that I can't wait to share it with my clients. And here it is:  New from Kravet Furniture, the Metropolitan collection features sofas, sectionals and chairs made with soft, graceful upholstery and finished with exotic metals and materials. It can be upholstered with with any fabric, vinyl or leather and there is a selection of wood finishes and sleek nailhead trim to complete the look.  Which allows for lots of creativity in designing your own pieces.

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Monday
Dec312012

New Year's Eve: Finding peace at home as we wait for 2013 to arrive

Artwork by Sarah Kiser

Courtesy of artist Sarah Kiser who creates beautiful, dreamlike works. I am fortunate to have two of her famous "Mermaids" in my own home and they are a treasure. Thank you, Sarah for sharing this today.   

Two weeks ago, I decided to take a break from blogging and facebooking.

I was feeling a little sad and tired.

So unspeakably sad about the Newtown school shooting. Tired of listening to the politicizing of gun control. Worried about where our country is going and who is going to stand up and be a real leader.

With all of these overwhelming things swirling around, I decided that the color of the year and the latest decorating tips were just not that important. So I took some time off from information overload and tried to recenter myself.

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Tuesday
Dec112012

Holiday decorating tips: Make an entrance!

Ready or not Christmas is coming! If you are waiting for inspiration to motivate you to start (or finish) your holiday decorating, there are lots of ideas this season for easy and beautiful designs that will have you decorating your home like a pro!

As a Fort Myers interior decorator, one of my favorite tips is easy and inexpensive:

Start at the front door and take your door from drab to fab with a fresh pop of color!  Think greens, reds, turquoise (if you are bold). Remember, it is only paint, so don’t be afraid! 

Is your front door a little boring? This beige entry needed a holiday makeover!

Photo of beige door before makeover 

Voila! Turquoise door and new color scheme make all the difference for this holiday home.

Photo of holiday turquoise door after makeover

 

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Monday
Dec102012

Holiday decorating tips: Use what you have!

Sure, it is Dec. 10 and you may be procrastinating about decorating but a few easy and affordable tips will have the job done in no time at all!

As a Fort Myers interior decorator, one of my favorites is to start with what you have.

Don’t put everything away and transform your home into a winter wonderland.  Use what you have in your home as your stage.  If you have a piece of artwork that you love over a mantle or table, start there and add holiday decorations that compliment it. And don’t forget: what comes from nature works best!

My friend and travel writer, Jane Ockershause,  incorporated this (Florida-like) artwork over her fireplace in her riverfront, Pittsburgh townhouse.  A nature-lover, she decided to use it as her theme and incorporated a driftwood tree, shells (some from her recent visit to Upper Capitva) and pieces of coral.

Photo of watercolor over fireplace mantle

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