The Power of Editing

…. or, how less is really more. Recently we got new carpeting upstairs at our house. When you get new carpet, you have to pack up and move out. In moving back into my office/ sewing room/ spare bedroom, it was time to reassess. I had long been frustrated with the functioning of the room. […]

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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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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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