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Design Books that Inspire

I Love Books! And even though I’m purging like crazy right now- one thing I rarely give up are design books. And of course, running across one of my favorite books, Berlin Interiors, reminded me that my trip to that beautiful city was destiny. And Decorate by Holly Becker is my newest favorite. Most of the walls are white, but beyond that- it’s current and cool. [caption id="attachment_127" align="aligncenter" width="380" caption="Published by Taschen, this is just one book in an incredible collection"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_128" align="aligncenter" width="336" caption="Holly Becker and Joann Copestick have created this beautiful book that I refer to all the time. Holly is founder/editor of her gorgeous blog, Decor8 and Joann has authored 10 lifestyle and decor books,...

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Escape to Berlin!

[caption id="attachment_98" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Berlin or Bust!"][/caption] I Have the Best Friends. And one of my nearest and dearest, who travels extensively for work, called me up with news that she was going to Munich and London. “If you can come up with the plane ticket, you can stay in my hotel and share dinners, cab rides, and anything else my expense account can handle.” “Um, let me think abo—yes!” As luck would have it, another great friend, Mateo, lives in Berlin. So I skipped Munich for a visit with him and his wife then caught up with my galpal in London a few days later. Sure, I was just getting started on my room re-dos, but leaving my house...

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Design Rooms for Living Your Life

Over the past couple of years I tried to ignore the news about the economy and sinking interest in television weren't getting me down. I was cutting back and letting go, all the while telling myself I was being practical, being smart. Then it hit me-I was hiding, hunkering down, hoping to get by without anyone noticing I was struggling to adjust to the times. Startled by the awareness that I was moving further away than ever from the life I was trying to create, I blurted out, like Talking Heads, “How did I get here?!” [caption id="attachment_67" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Would David Byrne wear this hat?"][/caption] So the past year has been about re-building- my career, my business, my home,...

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