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The Making of an Upscale Furniture Line

The SORELLA Furniture line by Denver interior designer Margarita Bravo is an elegant collection of handcrafted pieces that are on my must-have list. I love the artistic contours and geometric accents on the SORELLA Furniture line. The furniture has a timeless aesthetic made with modern materials, and the story behind the brand is inspirational. Sisters …
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Chic Pieds-à-Terre in NYC

NYC interior designer Darci Hether caught my eye for her clean-lined, sophisticated design. Darci caters to busy, urban professionals and designs pieds-à-terre for her high-end clients. These spaces might be a home away from home, but she designs them to include all the luxury and comfort you’d expect in a permanent residence. These are my …
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Design Through the Generations

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how design changes across generations. Design and furniture trends are usually classified according to style or era, but rarely as per generation.   I’m fascinated by how design and furniture are shaped by each era’s social, economic, and political zeitgeist and how the history of design affects our present design decisions …
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KID SPACES

Especially in this period of social isolation, it is important for your kids to have multiple spaces at home to live their lives–whether playing or studying, Zooming for school or doing crafts. (Yes, my list intentionally left off spending hours lost on TikTok and Snapchat). Take a look at all of these calming, yet functional, …
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A California-Cool Cottage in Pasadena

I found this elegant cottage in HGTV magazine and discovered the design of California and Virginia-based interior designer Amy Peltier. The bi-coastal designer unites California-casual with a hint of Midwestern tradition and uses natural, bold accents like the floral wallpaper featured in the above image. The Source of My Inspiration The above is the cover …
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How to Plant an Indoor Garden

I’ve spent my time being sheltered-at-home browsing great design, catching up on reading, and thinking about how I want to change my interiors. I started researching indoor gardens and discovered a treasure trove of possibilities. There is so much we can do to create greenery inside our home — from herbs and decorative plants to …
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Sheltered-In and Inspired

Being sheltered-in-place can be daunting, but you can also use it as an opportunity to find new inspiration and create original art and design. It is only your body that is limited in this lockdown. In fact, stillness opens up new doorways to perception and can unleash a lot of creativity. This is the perfect …
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Fun Ways to Use Wallpaper

I recently came upon this gorgeous, printed wallpaper and noticed that the same wallpaper had been used by two designers whose work I follow. Denver’s Margarita Bravo (left image) and Oakland’s Joy Street Design (right image) have both used this wallpaper in their projects. While Margarita used it in her office, Kelly Finley (Principal Designer …
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