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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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Have You Discovered S.O.F.A.?

“It is the creative spirit of man, expressed in a thousand different ways, that pushes him forward.  And this is what makes craftsmanship so important in the present industrial sweep of our society.”  Aileen Osborn Webb, founder of the American Craft Council, 1968 I was reminded, recently,

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What do Antiques, Gardens, Kitchens and Steampunk Have In Common?

Spring has arrived! although the cold, sharp, winter weather continues to linger, March has kept me, and the rest of the design community, busy with interesting activities and events. These events are de rigueur for designers.  We network. We chat with suppliers, retailers and other designers. Let

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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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Holiday Decorating Tips, from me to you!

Deck the halls with boughs of holly…or so the song says.  However, you can mix traditional and contemporary decorations to bring holiday warmth and sophistication into your home.  Our natural instinct when decorating for the holiday is go with  red and green, or whatever belief you may

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Hello world!

I’ve been designing residential and commercial spaces for over 25 years and I still get asked, “Pat, how did you get started in this business?”  To be honest, I chuckle every time and say “It was an accident!” When I was in high school I enjoyed my

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