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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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Kitchen’s Latest Trends – Slate appliances/brick backsplashes

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Kitchen’s Latest Trends – Slate appliances/brick backsplashes

Everyone who loves to cook wants a beautiful new kitchen, right?  Even if you can’t afford the expense of a “gourmet” kitchen – what are some of the latest trends  you can add to make your kitchen look and feel updated? New appliances always improve the look of your kitchen and the latest trend is slate appliances.  I love stainless appliance but they are hard to keep clean and show scratches.   Also, many people don’t like stainless because they seem cold and commercial.  So check out the new slate appliances.  They have a similar look to...

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The Versatile Garden Stool

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Versatile Garden Stool

The Versatile Garden Stool                               Go ahead, put your feet up, your drink down or tuck it under, the garden stool is my favorite accent piece.  How did we live without it?  This little gem has changed the way occasional tables are designed and ushered in an era that adds a little joie de vivre to any room and any decorating style. Pick your style, pick your color, today’s garden stools are made of ceramic, wire, wood, plastic, various metals, even recycled/repurposed tires.  Even though the classic Chinese garden stool...

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Updating Window Treatments

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Updating Window Treatments

                                                I don’t believe in throwing out the old and redecorating a space with everything new – it disregards your client’s past and flies in the face of “green decorating” – which I am so fond. Case and point – the pinched-pleated moiré drape.  Moiré is a fabric with a wavy (watered) appearance made mainly from silk. It is also known as “watered silk”.   The popularity of moiré drapes has faded in recent years with so many other fabric and style choices. One of my favorite clients had dated cream...

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