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Inside The World Of Design With Amy Peltier

Pasadena and Virginia-based interior designer Amy Peltier’s unique style fuses California casual with Midwestern traditional and East Coast preppy. It’s this distinct look that drew me to her designs. I love how this bi-coastal designer unites East and West Coast aesthetics to create an original look that is simultaneously fresh, elegant, fun, and family-friendly. In …
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Inside The World Of Design With Lisa Peck

Minneapolis Interior Designer Lisa Peck’s design slogan is “bringing intention home,” and it’s this quality that lured me to LiLu Interiors. This designer’s client-centric work inspires homes that reflect and suit the way her clients live. Her designs intentionally serve a purpose, and she unites this functionality with a tasteful palette of cheerful color and …
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Living Rooms for Every Mood

These living rooms by bi-coastal design studio, Amy Peltier Interior Design & Home, flaunt a relaxed, coastal aesthetic with accents of Midwestern style. Here are some of my favorite living room looks from Amy’s designs. Minimal and Elegant The living rooms showcased above were designed for a family’s forever home in Pasadena, and I love …
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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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