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Grace's Favorite Design Trends for 2021

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Grace's Favorite Design Trends for 2021

As we reach the half-way mark on 2021, Grace Kaynor discusses her favorite design trends.  

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Putting Together a Dream Bedroom

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Putting Together a Dream Bedroom

When clients asked me to design their guest bedroom using their favorite family gift but otherwise allowed me to unleash my creativity, I jumped at the chance.

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LEE CUTRONE PROFILES KAZI

WEAVING A BETTER STORY

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The History of Valentine's Day

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The History of Valentine's Day

In our new Covid world, we’re all trying desperately to find creative ways to connect with one another.  Valentine’s Day offers the perfect occasion  to do just that, whether we are together or apart from our loved ones. Who doesn’t want to celebrate love, fun and romance these days? 

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Is it OK to Have a Blue Dining Room? Decorating with a Cool Color Palette

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Is it OK to Have a Blue Dining Room?  Decorating with a Cool Color Palette

A client looking for Zen in her life recently asked me if I could help her design her new home with cool and tranquil colors. On her wish list at our first meeting was a blue dining room but she was worried that it did not conform to the traditional notion of using warmer colors such as reds and oranges to stimulate appetite. 

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