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Where do winning color schemes come from?

Nature is a my greatest inspiration. This spring's new vibrant flowers are pure joy. When starting a room, I ask my clients to show me pictures of rooms they like and a few they hate. Sharing pictures is an accurate way to set goals for a room, understand my client's taste and most importantly, help my clients discover their own style. To simplify the process,

Eco-friendly Design Inspirations

Often when looking for design inspiration, I look to nature, but it has been so frozen here in Boston that I have turned inward to the heated, world class showrooms of the The Boston Design Center for eco-friendly design inspirations. Artfully displayed products are shown in the latest Pantone color projections. Cool winter colors of silver, blue, brown and gray are both outside and in

Emotional Effects of Winter Color Schemes

These are the cool and cerebral colors we New Englanders from Bedford, Lincoln and Lexington, MA are living with this winter. Nature is glorious and my major design influence, but it is important to also understand the emotional effects of winter color schemes and include a balance of colors. Here is a local show of chilly snow, a bright blue sky and grounded gray and

Nina Campbell, Design Icon inspired me at the Boston Design Center today!

Nina Campbell's gayly designed fabrics and wallpapers at Osborne and Little have been my go-to fabric collection when using patterns in bold purple, bright orange, and pink combinations for clients who want a color scheme inspired by their world travels. Nina Campbell, design icon, is also a dog lover. She kindly greeted my shadow Jesse Lee before giving a lecture at The Boston Design Center.

Cozy, Warm, and Stylish Bedroom Designs

Get cozy, warm and stylish, climb into a well made bed. From coordinated pillows to art work, there are so many ways to personalize your bedroom. Here are a few ideas from the Boston Design Center. The art work over the bed anchors the room and will be the first thing you see when you walk into your bedroom From France, Grange furniture combines contemporary

Current Design Trends at the Boston Design Center, Fall 2012

The showroom windows at The Boston Design Center are designed by the most creative people to highlight their World class fabrics and furniture. Choose your favorite window vignette amongst the wildly varied offerings of color schemes. Highlighted are furniture and fabric fashions ranging from contemporary to traditional designs. Traditional furniture with a twist at the Brunschwig and Fils showroom Stark Carpet and Old World Weavers

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Family photos displayed to enrich a home

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Fabric choice is key when decorating family-friendly spaces

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