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Fancy Some Fondue?

It’s been a slow reentry after the holidays here. I’d become accustomed to the kids’ schedule – late nights playing games (liar’s dice was the obsession this year) or watching movies and lazy mornings sleeping in. As I put my older daughter on the bus back to school yesterday, I reluctantly acknowledged that vacation is over.…
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Traveler’s Tips and Treats Redux

I didn’t get a chance to finish the post I had planned for today so I am reissuing some handy (updated) info from last year that I’m sure only a few have seen and/or remember. I’m sure many of you will be traveling during the holiday season – whether on vacation or to visit friends or family.…
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Royal Oak Timeless Design

Last week I had the honor of being invited to attend the Timeless Design Gala for the Royal Oak Foundation. I love their mission and have written before about this very worthy organization. In addition to free entry to the over 300 historic houses in England, the Royal Oak also offers wonderful programs in several cities here in the states, which are so popular, many sell out well ahead of time.…
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Decorex Delights – Part 2

DecorexOne of the singular pieces that I was excited to see in real life at Decorex was Boca do Lobo‘s spectacular Heritage cabinet. This limited edition piece represents the Portuguese company’s artistic craftsmanship inspired by its country’s heritage. This firm is another perfect example of the merging of past and present, of respecting history and interpreting it through modern design in both style and technique.…
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Decorex Delights – Part 1

Although it has been several weeks since my BlogTour trip to London, there just hasn’t been enough time to cover all that we saw. I will be moving on here, but would feel totally remiss if I didn’t share with you at least some of the fabulous finds from the grande dame of the shows, Decorex. …
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Chic Chelsea Harbour

It would be impossible to discuss interior design in London without mentioning the beautiful Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. Our trip there coordinated with the opening day of FOCUS, their annual design show. This is when we visited the beautiful showrooms of sponsors Samuel Heath and Victoria + Baths, covered here.…
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Color Mix at 100% Design

Have you ever wondered how it is that different designers and manufacturers all seem to be on the same color page for a season? Many of you already know about color forecasting but at 100% Design in London, we had a fascinating presentation by Mark Woodman of Global Color Research who took it a step further.…
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Welcome to BlogTour

Dedicated to Modenus, our sponsors and all my fabulous fellow BlogTour attendees – I miss you all! And to you arm chair travelers, come join us on our wonderful adventure! View on Vimeo or YouTube
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Taking it to the Streets on BlogTour

BlogTour Taking a little editorial break today, here are just a few visuals of how some of the design themes translated out and about in London on my recent trip with BlogTour. The Apple Store in Covent Garden is a fabulous architectural design fusion of old and new.…
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Trending at Tramshed

Another smaller show celebrating innovative design and authenticity was Tramshed. Located on Rivington Street in the heart of the artsy Shoreditch Design Triangle, this was the second year for the event during the London Design Festival. Although Tramshed offered many seminars and interactive lifestyle discussions, we just managed a quick whirlwind tour through the loft-like space to become familiar with some of the exhibitors. …
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