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Mar 01, 2013 | Post by: mnanda001 2 Comments

The Glass is Half Full.

Recently, I came across this really sophisticated , yet fun desk in one of my shopping adventures and started thinking about the use of glass in design mostly as it relates to glass furniture.  I feel like people are either really open to having glass furniture or a little skeptical.   I think the skepticism comes from the

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Feb 20, 2013 | Post by: mnanda001 3 Comments

“To ev’rything Turn, turn, turn There is a season Turn, turn, turn And a time for ev’ry purpose under heaven” — The Byrds

  I’ve always enjoyed the four seasons we experience here in the Midwest.  From a design perspective there’s nothing more beautiful and inspirational than the change in seasons.  From the lush textures, green and bright colors of summer foliage, to the vibrant yellow, orange and red hue of autumn leaves

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Feb 08, 2013 | Post by: mnanda001 3 Comments

Siona’s Space Blog Series Post #9: Sentimental Addition.

There are so many things I like about interior design, but I think if I had to pick why it’s my passion in life it probably comes down to the moment when a client says they love how they feel in their home after we’ve worked together.  The project could

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Feb 01, 2013 | Post by: mnanda001 No Comments

8 Guidelines to Accessorizing: Keep’in It Real.

  Have you ever said  ”My room just doesn’t look pulled together.    It’s not a reflection of who I am or my family.”  Often times people want their home to look like a magazine….who am I kidding?   So do I!  But let’s face it it’s just not realistic

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Jan 25, 2013 | Post by: mnanda001 4 Comments

Inspirational Color Combinations

Happy Friday!   It’s been a few crazy weeks for me, but super creative and exciting as well.   New projects have been secured, existing projects keep evolving and potential new projects are on the horizon!   I hope to share with you some of these creative adventures in the upcoming

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Jan 18, 2013 | Post by: mnanda001 1 Comments

The Story Behind Tin Ceiling Tiles

Recently, I’ve been working with a client with an old-world Tuscan design story.  Like many clients she wants updates to add some personality and warmth to their space.  One of my  client’s asks was to add accessories to her kitchen without breaking the bank.   Specifically, she wanted something decorative,

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Jan 14, 2013 | Post by: mnanda001 No Comments

Inner Beauty. My weekend project: An unofficial post to the Siona’s Space Blog Series

  So drawer liners….do people still use liner for their dresser drawers or kitchen cabinets anymore?  It’s pretty, right?  A nice surprise? Eclectic Home Office design by Sydney Media And Blogs Ish and Chi Eclectic Bedroom design by Dallas Media And Blogs Sarah Greenman I don’t think it’s as popular

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Jan 11, 2013 | Post by: mnanda001 1 Comments

Discover Your Light: A New Year to Explore your Passions

The phrase “Happy New Year” will be heard and said several times over the next coming weeks.  One may even think it could be overused  (I mean really when do you stop saying it anyway?).   However, when I say or hear ‘Happy New Year!’ it reminds me that I have

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Jan 04, 2013 | Post by: mnanda001 2 Comments

I’m back….

My last post was December 14th the day of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and I’ve had trouble coming back to blogging ever since.   I have a handful of draft posts started most of them Holiday related and just couldn’t find myself able to finish them or

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Dec 14, 2012 | Post by: mnanda001 2 Comments

Siona’s Space Blog Series Post # 8: Believe in Yourself

  A few years ago I was having dinner with my closest girlfriends and one of them asked the group “If you could teach your child one thing in life what would it be?”.   For a moment my initial thought was  ’Whoa, I don’t know.  There’s just so much.’,

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