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Archive: August, 2013

POSTED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 12:56 PM

Designers are perfectionists by nature with an eye for detail and an ability to visualize a desired outcome. We are also like anthropologists, interviewing clients to dissect the information we gather. How do you want your home to look? What is your lifestyle? What do you want your home to say about you? How do you want it to make you feel?

The point of hiring a decorator is to give you the perfect backdrop to then personalize your home, your way. I sometimes hear, “I don’t want my home to look like a designer did it.” We need to be careful and respectful of not “overdecorating.” You know, those homes where everything looks so perfect. “A place for everything and everything in its place” thinking. If everything is too perfect there is a fear of looking sterile; furniture you’re afraid to sit on, accessories that say do not touch.

Since our home is a reflection of who we are, our narrative should be, “What is it we want it to say to the world?” We want our home to reflect comfort and joy, create a sense of well being, and envelope us in harmony. However, life can be messy. Lives are not perfect, neat, or tidy all the time and it would be unrealistic to think our homes would not follow suit. Therefore, I embrace things being a little eschew. I build in things that might be interpreted as “slightly off.” Finding the line between perfection and a little chaos is a challenge and frankly, that’s where the interest in the space lies.

POSTED: Thursday, August 8, 2013, 3:00 AM
Don't miss stadler-Kahn's amazing summer sale.

Philly boutique stadler-Kahn is hosting a three-day summer sale that will make your closet and wallet happy.

Designer Alexander Stadler’s signature scarves, as well as jewelry, furniture and select glassware will be marked down to unbeatable prices.

The fabulous price reductions include:

POSTED: Thursday, August 1, 2013, 10:45 AM
You can make your dorm cozy, functional and matching to you and your roommates personalities!

It’s that time of year when high school graduates are contemplating the all-important rite of passage: going off to college.

What will it be like? Will I make new friends? Will my classes be hard? And most importantly, what is my roommate like and how will we decorate the dorm?

So many good ideas abound, there’s no reason why “the dreaded dorm room” can’t be warm, colorful, and reflect the personalities of its occupants. Don’t let the small quarters cramp your design style. Here are some tips and tricks to take your dorm room from bland to beautiful.

About this blog
There’s a difference between a house and a home. A house is a building that stands on a foundation. A home is an evolving space that reflects your life and personality. This blog is dedicated to the home and the stories that begin there.

Gab Bonghi Staff Writer
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