Symmetry Vs. Asymmetry in Interior Design

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Symmetry vs. asymmetry – is it an either or? Symmetry and asymmetry are two fundamental principles of design used to create balance and visual interest in a space. The reality is, we need both when creating a visually appealing environment. Too much symmetry can result in a boring room and too much asymmetry can result … Read more

Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2022 – Beautiful classic homes decked for the holidays

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  I went up to the sell out  Newburyport Holiday House Tour last weekend and wanted to share some of the photos I took. Due to a time crunch, I only made it to four houses and one wasn’t allowing photos (sadly, it was beautiful!). And as it happened, I’d been in two of the … Read more

Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2022

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One of my favorite annual events is this coming weekend – the Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2022 on Saturday December 10 from 10-4.  I wasn’t able to make it last year. In 2020 they turned the tour into an outdoor event which was hugely creative and successful. I believe it was outdoors last year as … Read more

Pantone Color of the Year and Color Trends 2023

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Pantone announced their Color Trends 2023 color of the year this week. Much to the applause of many – it’s a bright, beautiful color called Viva Magenta. Per their announcement video, they said: We’re living in “unconventional times” with all the changes that Covid brought. People are no longer satisfied with the “status quo” of … Read more

Raspberry Blush from Benjamin Moore – Neither raspberry nor blushing

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But Raspberry Blush IS Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year / COTY for 2023. And I am here for it! I guess I prefer a more declarative color of the year. “Never a backdrop, Raspberry Blush is the definition of charismatic color. This unapologetic shade of red orange had us thinking: bold, bolder, boldest. This … Read more

Fall Decor ideas on The Saturday List

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I’m pleased to share that I was interviewed for two stories in the newest issue of Coastal Home Life Magazine! One on kitchen design trends for 2023 and the other on fall decor ideas. The first article is on kitchen trends for 2023. (Click here to read)   And the second is a timely piece … Read more