How to mix a Colorful Sofa into a Neutral Room

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We had a pretty successful initial design presentation yesterday with our new Chestnut Hill clients and they surprised me by being pretty open to velvet teal sofa.  This space is going to be soft, pretty and fresh with a blend of …
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Green Velvet Sofas

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So you all know I adore blue, but lately I have been having a love affair with green.  Weirdly, its a color I actually avoided in the past, but now I find it popping up in the interiors we design. …
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Tiered Dresses and Sofas

I think I have a thing for the modern tiered ruffle.  Last week while reading my House Beautiful I spied this gorgeous skirted sofa with a waterfall pleat detailing.  It adds the perfect feminine touch to a modern sofa.  Then …
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my tips for a successful slipcover

Thank so much to everyone who checked out my guest post last week over on Amber Interiors.  In case you missed it, I revealed a new slipcover for my modern sofa.  I was able to completely change the look of …
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my own personal battle of traditional vs modern

I’m feeling a little bit bothered about the lack of traditional furniture in my home.  I’m craving softness, curves, tailored perfection and a bit of flash.  What I really want is a carved french sofa. French sofas.  Sigh.  Just thinking …
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