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EASYdesigns Recieves Best of Houzz 2014 Award

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Published Articles | 0 comments

EASYdesigns Recieves Best of Houzz 2014 Award

EASYdesigns of Cherry Hill, NJ Receives Best of Houzz 2014 Award Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals Cherry Hill, NJ February 4, 2014 – EASYdesigns of Cherry Hill, NJ has been awarded “Best of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The local Interior Design & Real Estate Staging firm was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. The Best of Houzz award is given in two categories:...

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Radiant Orchid – Color of the Year

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Radiant Orchid – Color of the Year

Pantone Color of the Year                             Radiant Orchid is Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year!  You’ll see it on the runway and in interior design this year and beyond.  It is the magical blend of pink, fuchsia and purple, a feel good color that radiates a modern confidence. As bold as this color is it pairs beautifully with so many color choices.  Let’s consider some of these delicious pairings: Radiant Orchid and orange walls for a young girl’s bedroom – sounds and looks perfect together.    Radiant Orchid and neutral gray for...

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Decorating with Burlap

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Decorating with Burlap

https://www.flickr.com/photos/esecosky/10727873214/ Decorating with BurlapNovember 7, 2013 The holidays are fast approaching and it got me thinking about what is trending this year.  Those of us who have been around a while know what’s old becomes new at some point and right now – burlap is all the rage!  It is a great, inexpensive & multifunctional fabric. Most people think of burlap as a fall fabric, but you can use it all year long.  Lately, I’ve seen it used in weddings, upholstery, picture matting, table setting, lamp shades, drapes,...

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Redecorating a Theta House

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Redecorating a Theta House

Updating Theta House Redecorating a Theta House I had the pleasure of joining the design team for the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation to redecorate the Zeta Tau house on the University of Delaware campus yesterday.   The team, headed by Karen Ledbetter and joined by designers who are all Theta alums, provide their expertise pro bono to redecorate various Theta houses throughout the country.  What fun to create a beautiful new living space for the sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta.  Our theme was based our colors of gold and black and designed in a...

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How to Stage a Dining Table

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Real Estate Staging | 0 comments

How to Stage a Dining Table

If you are selling your home and looking for some staging tips, here is one on staging a dining table.  Because you are not setting the table for a meal, you can have some fun creating an appealing look whether your style is minimalist or traditional.   If simplicity is the look you are seeking, try a minimalist approach.  A simple centerpiece – think large glass vase with blooming dogwood branches or a row of small simple vases with one flower in each are great examples.  This style works well with a home that has a modern vibe.   Try...

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Mix in Acrylic Furniture for a Cool Vibe!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Mix in Acrylic Furniture for a Cool Vibe!

I saw a picture today of acrylic chairs with a farm table and thought – How cool is that look?  Mixing in Lucite or acrylic furniture with traditional pieces give a room such a modern vibe!  I love it! Many people would hesitate to use acrylic furniture because it looks so contemporary and that may not be their style.  But mixing it in as an accent with traditional or transitional pieces provides that decorating edge that makes the space look so current. For example, I like to use either a Lucite table with upholstered pieces or a wood table...

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Current Trends in Home Staging

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Real Estate Staging | 0 comments

Current Trends in Home Staging

Current Trends in Home Staging Spring has FINALLY arrived in the Northeast – and not a minute too soon!  It is the season when many homeowners plan to place their property on the market.  The latest real estate news is positive!  The inventories are lower and housing prices are rising.  Could real estate finally be out of its long time slump?  Let’s count on it!  If you are  considering placing your home on the market  you’ll want to think about  some of the ways you can  “gain an edge” on the competition and sell your home quickly and for...

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Guest of Creative Living with Sheryl Borden

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Guest of Creative Living with Sheryl Borden

I just returned from filming 3 segments on Creative Living with Sheryl Borden.  Creative Living is part of PBS programming and is filmed at KENW in Portales, New Mexico.  Beyond the fact, that Portales is not very easy to get to from Philadelphia, I really enjoyed the experience.   Sheryl was a wonderful host and it was loads of fun to be a guest on TV – Lights, Camera, Action!  My segments included Creative and Inexpensive Decorating Tips, How to Creative beautiful Window Treatments by Color Blocking, and finally How to Select the...

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EASYdesigns receives Houzz’s 2013 “Best Of Houzz’ Award!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Interior Design - Personal, Published Articles | 0 comments

EASYdesigns receives Houzz’s 2013 “Best Of Houzz’ Award!

EASYdesigns of Cherry Hill, NJ Receives Houzz’s 2013 ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award                                                      Annual Survey and Analysis of 11 Million Monthly Users  Reveals Top-Rated U.S. Professionals   Cherry Hill, NJ — January 21, 2013 – EASYdesigns of Cherry Hill, NJ has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.  The Interior Design and Real Estate Staging firm was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz...

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How to Whitewash Brick

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Interior Design - Personal | 0 comments

How to Whitewash Brick

I received more questions and comments about my white washed brick fireplace than I would have ever expected.  I admit – I love the rustic feel of this look and I also love how it lightens the overall appearance of our family room.  So, I thought I would share how quick and easy it is to white wash brick.   There are a number of ways to white wash brick but we chose the old fashioned approach of “lime white washing”.  This approach gives you that weathered look that changes over time.  If too much color wears away – you can just reapply to...

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