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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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In an ideal world, there would be world peace, sunny skies on every wedding day and chocolate would be a nutrient rich calorically empty super food.   AND, every designer-client relationship would be utopian. AH! I’m dreamin’ big here people! And now back to reality. Sometimes, the wrong client hires the wrong designer. Sometimes the designer…
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There was a time when Indoor-Outdoor fabrics looked and felt like, well, hell. You’d sooner wrap up your recyclables in them then sit on them, let alone in shorts. Sure they were pretty indestructible, plus UV, fade and mold resistant, but they were rough, scratchy or stiff. The game has been changing for a few…
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