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The Kips Bay Show House is a much-watched event in my industry. This fundraiser is presided over by the current day design-world-rock-stars. They in turn select the house and the designers who will be privileged to flex their design muscles for public view. This year’s house, as compared to those past, had an outlier experience…
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I always warn excited bright eyed clients that a kitchen renovation is the single highest stress project any homeowner lives through (followed by refinishing wood floors…) Here is a FAQ tip sheet to help you in your kitchen renovation: 1). Do I hire a builder or a kitchen group? Either way, you’re paying mark up.…
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“#%}#%!!! We never even thought about that. Now what?!? ” “Are you #%}# kidding me?!? There’s no place for my flat screen, desk, or ‘fill in the blank’ now?” “Please help! Our builder needs our decisions now…and you seriously can’t start our job this Tuesday?” Wake up sleeping beauty. You snoozed at the very costly…
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I love builders. When they’re good, they’re oh so good, but when they’re bad, your renovation slips into the toilet. Try these (true stories) on for size… “Holy #!?%, the builder took 80% of our money and completely vanished after completing only 30% of the work. Turns out he was millions of $$ under water…
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Home is where the heart is not just a saying. It’s a seed truism. More than just your heart is nurtured in the sanctity of your home. Home is haven and nurturer to you and your family. It affects and supports your shared daily round; your individual and collective sense of wellbeing. Home is the…
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Forget the resolutions about food, weight loss and exercise. They’re all deprivation and a pain in the rear end. I suggest a feel good resolution: Make this your year to focus on great living – living your most beautiful life. A dose of self-acceptance, a dash of self-love, and giving yourself the daily gift of…
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Pinterest and interior design go hand and hand. Pinterest is the perfect place to explore inspiration images, new design trends, and DIY decor ideas. The one downside to Pinterest? EVERYONE IS ON IT! So, how do you find the great content amidst all the not-so-great? This week, we help point you in the right direction…
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We have a lot to be grateful for here at IDH, and high on that list are the clients we get to design for! Looking back, one of our all-time team favorites is Betty, an energetic and young-at-heart octogenarian for whom we had the pleasure of designing an In-Law Suite. Before & AftersBetty’s lighting fast…
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The results are in! As reported in Home Fashion Forecast summer 2016 edition… BLUE is now American’s favorite color. In fact, blue is the single most purchased décor color in 41 states and in over half of major US cities! (Yes, we noticed a clear uptick in blue requests from clients this year as well.)…
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Ever feel like life is spinning too fast, too hard or beyond your control? I feel ya sistah! The bad news is you’re probably right. The great news is that you have something wickedly delicious very much in your control and right at your fingertips. Use it and you can massively improve your daily rounds…
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