Recycling Stuff You Didn’t Think You Could

Who knew? Best Buy takes all kinds of things for recycling. The kiosks at the front of the store include drop-off containers for: plastic bags CDs, DVDs, cases           used gift cards wires, cords, cables remotes and controllers ink and toner cartridges rechargeable batteries But in addition, they take a ton of other stuff. Computers, printers, […]

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Time for Change!

Sometimes it’s just time for something new! The fireplace in our family room was a case in point. I’d gotten tired of the painting that was there; a print of a Fitz Hugh Lane painting depicting becalmed ships in Gloucester Harbor off of Cape Ann north of Boston. I was fond of it because we’d […]

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My Top Five Things that Make a House a Home

Working with clients to help them make their homes fit them better and making my own home into a place that feels right for my family has led me to these conclusions about what’s most important in creating a space that feels “right” to you. Other designers might have other priorities, but since mine is […]

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Keeping it Cool, Clear and Clean

As a girl growing up on Long Island, I always loved the summertime.  It was a time of open windows and breezes, hot sun and cool waves, expansive days that stretched out into long dusks, and freedom to explore, play and dream. What we called a “heat wave” was a hot humid spell that lasted […]

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Feng Shui : healing design

So, I have been going back and forth over whether or not to take an upcoming workshop about feng shui in Baltimore. Meaning “wind and water” in Chinese, feng shui today is practiced as sort of a “space healing” art.                         Briefly, for those who aren’t familiar with it, feng shui is […]

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