Category Archives: Design Dilemma

In a recent article, Remodelista proclaimed zellige tile to be “the trendiest tile of 2019.” I usually don’t care about trends. I like timeless, and zellige is anything BUT trendy. The laborious art of making these luminous, variegated tiles has been passed from generation to generation in Morocco by master craftsmen called maâlems. To make […]

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  Small bedrooms can be delightfully cozy, but pragmatically difficult in this era of shoe closets.     My clients in Project HGD Lake Camp wanted to maximize the small cottage’s sleeping capacity with queen beds in every room (and a queen and a twin in the biggest room!), but the bedrooms are all pretty […]

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Sometimes I tire of seeing people/bloggers design the same space over and over again because things aren’t “quite working, but hey, that’s part of the fun!” Personally, I don’t believe that it’s fun trying out a ton of things and ordering and returning over and over. At least it isn’t for me. I think it’s called hell and […]

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Hello and Happy New Year! I’m back, and thankful that after a 3-Saturday break, you’re here reading today! I never, and I mean ever, watch reality TV. In fact, we really don’t watch that much TV at all but reality shows, no way! But then yesterday, I was about to cue up a favorite episode of […]

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In addition to full-house and whole room decoration jobs, now and then I’ll help a client with smaller jobs — smaller but no less satisfying! Projects such as these may include color plans, E-design plans (where I specify items clients can buy through retail sources according to their own timeline), window treatments, and custom upholstery. […]

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