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Thought provoking Exhibits at Brooklyn Museum of Art

This week I participated in an Art Tour offered by Artful Circle to the Brooklyn Museum specifically for a tour and lecture through two inspiring exhibits. The first was to explore the artwork of Ai Wei Wei, the activist who was held under house arrest for 81

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Why you need to Hire An Interior Designer

I know what you might be thinking. “Hire an interior designer? Heck, I can do it myself and save some money in the meantime.” Really? Is that what you honestly think? Well I’d like to try and set the record straight! Here are some things to think

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The Science of Light

I was able to attend a lecture at Benjamin Moore called The Science of Light. In it, was discussed how Light and Temperature Sources can affect the way a color is perceived. Selecting the proper color really is a science; many elements need to be considered and

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Your Room, Your Color- But Use Quality Paint!

A Terrific Space and Beautiful Furniture DESERVE Quality Paint It’s a fantastic space and the renovation is going well. You’ve selected some beautiful furniture and everything seems to be turning out just the way you envisioned it. Now you’re down to selecting the paint (possibly one of

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Bring the Outside in, and the Inside Out

Whether your home is a sprawling estate or a cramped apartment, you can open up your space, calm your senses and free your mind with a few design tweaks – and they’re all related to nature. This summer, focus on bringing the outside into your decor, or

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Try This Exercise to Get Inspired

One of my instructors from the Parsons design school, the world-famous interior designer John Saladino, taught me an especially important lesson: He pointed out that travel offers the most important influence a designer can have. Travel allows exposure to different cultures, histories, colors and textures that will

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It’s Time to Take Chances with Art

When I was a student at Parsons, one of my instructors said that there’s neither good design nor bad design – just a better solution. I think that’s true, and it can be true with the art you keep in your home or office, too. As both

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Simple Rules to Sell Your Home for More

Welcome to the holiday season – always an exciting time, in New York and beyond. One of the best parts of the holidays is catching up with friends and family, and I had a wonderful opportunity to do that last week. I traveled south over Thanksgiving to

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Inspirations from the Winter Weather

 We are entering the depth of the winter. The holiday frenzy is behind us and we were just hit with our second snowstorm – we came close to breaking the record for inches of now!    Since we are surrounded by all this snow, I highly recommend taking

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The Butterfly in the Room

    Have you ever walked through a butterfly house?  I remember doing it as a child and recently visited the Butterfly Conservatory and The Museum of Natural History.  What a wonderful experience!  Everyone should take some time to enjoy the delicate beauty of these fluttering creatures. 

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Pulling it Together

Sometimes inspiration comes from artwork, a theme or a individual’s personality.  Other times, it comes from working around a piece of furniture that is overwhelming a space.  There are some colors that I’m just not crazy about.  I don’t design rooms that use these colors on the

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Finding the Right Wall Color

Color selection is a thoughtful and sometimes time-consuming process.  As a designer, I cannot just pick any color!  In fact, some colors have so many nuances and undertones, that it can be challenging to select the right ones.  Some factors influencing wall color selection include: window direction

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