JAN MOYER

(585) 473-0518

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ROCHESTER, NY US 
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2125 EAST AVE
ROCHESTER, NY 14610 
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Houzz Tour: A Historic House Gets a Feng Shui Adjustment

In a Massachusetts seaside town, a traditional home is redecorated in a playful style and with attention to flow and balance Full Story
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cynjess
Agh this home gives me feelings of confusion and chaos. Wanting to mix different colors and patterns is great but I feel like this home just doesn't do it right.
August 25, 2014 at 5:50PM     
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10 Recipes for Shabby Chic Style

Rustic furniture, floral fabrics, sparkling chandeliers. Here are 10 easy ways to bring the romantic cottage look into your home Full Story
     Comment   August 22, 2014
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JAN MOYER
mmmmmmmmm I guess the one word I don't like is "recipe" especially when it's applied to design. It often becomes synonymous with "cliche". It IS possible to extract the essence of what you love in ANY style, and make it your own, comfortably, stylishly, and practically for you and yours,, without slavery to the "look". And no......you don't need a chair with a sagged out bottom, at any price : )
August 22, 2014 at 6:45AM     
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melinda1977
My tastes are pretty eclectic, and there are some elements of shabby chic that I am really drawn to. However, I can not make myself like the look of slip covers. I am enchanted by their practicality but just can't embrace the look that always seems sloppy to me.
last Friday at 7:28AM     
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bonnieinflorida
I had some very attractive slip covers that fit my sofa well. But I was forever straightening them after people got up from the sofa, so I took them off, donated them to a hospice thrift shop, and bought some good upholstery cleaner just in case . . .
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31 True Tales of Remodeling Gone Wild

Drugs, sex, excess — the home design industry is rife with stories that will blow your mind, or at least leave you scratching your head Full Story
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@ cathiefintexas.........LOVE THAT!! I shall pray I don't recognize myself in a "story"? .......nah, not to
worry....too classy and STYLISH : )
@Norfolkgarden..... You my dear, have your head screwed on to perfection!! ( must be sleeping on YOUR sides!!! of the bed, and all is well in your universe?). You truly sound like someone we'd all LOVE to have in the midst of our crazier clients. Or perhaps just a decent lunch , a glass of grape, and forget the decorating!!!
August 21, 2014 at 5:13PM     
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kimba
I need some ideas for a back patio. We weren't sure if we should do a roof with posts or a pergola etc..... Any ideas? We have 3 kids and just need something pretty with shade. Thanks
Here's a few pics to give u an idea
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Kimba, your question has a much better chance of being responded to if you click above on the "advice" tab and post under "design dilemmas" topics. Best of luck!
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Home-Buying Checklist: 20 Things to Consider Beyond the Inspection

Quality of life is just as important as construction quality. Learn what to look for at open houses to ensure comfort in your new home Full Story
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JAN MOYER
I am possibly insane?. Once one begins with the amount one can spend, the best school system one can afford within that amount if one has or plans children, the property taxes which undoubtedly will be reflected in the quality of the school system, the number of bedrooms and baths, the basic size and layout of the house, its general look and if or if not that has an appealing quality outside and inside.......you get to the "goodies". The windows, floors, moldings, other "boney" things, the condition of kitchen and baths usually topping that list..........etc.
Most of the folks on this planet, those without unlimited resources, will finally SETTLE. Yes! That's the word. They will settle. There will be something less than desirable, and the fewer their resources relative to market prices in an area,, the more they will settle. It will matter if they are contingent or non contingent, if it is a first, second or third time buy, if they are handy or not, how much search time is involved, and the need, (or not) to move, be that sooner or later, or much much later.
I'm not a realtor, and while ALL of the above are certainly worthwhile considerations within comparable price points in any given locale,, having it all, means having it A $ $ L. L..
"Perfection" is usually elusive unless one finds the prefect lot, in a perfect spot, and builds the perfect house. Even then, perfection can be frustratingly elusive, simply because most homes are like the people who inhabit them. Even the very best, are just a teeny bit imperfect. Most are more seriously imperfect........! Hence the vast popularity of Houzz, and its advice of all types pertaining to "HOUZZES" , and the many and myriad ways we live within them. But as I said....I could just be nuts : )
August 20, 2014 at 3:02AM     
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huffers2
Our lovely home of seven years in a family friendly street perfect most times....two things we could not anticipate: the neighbors across the fence in back kept nervous large dogs who barked at night and their waste was not collected and smelled on most warm days when we used our pool. And the sweet neighbors on the other side began a brood of lively boys, gave them a fort taller than fence so our pool privacy was hampered not to mention the balls that came flying over fence.
The doggy neighbors left and the new buyers love weekend extended parties with lots of music and run an outdoor TV for the children with one cartoon over n over...... So perfect house, imperfect good neighbors we overlooked ...kept the peace and coexisted.
last Thursday at 7:21AM   
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lilyanddaisy
I wish I had fully understood the that we are on a flight path for an Air Force base in the next town over that now allows commercial use. It's otherworldly to live in a farm area/suburb and have planes stream by one after another some nights so close to the ground that I occasionally jump out of bed to see if it's going to hit anything!
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Simple Pleasures: Savor Summer’s Last Hurrah

Choose from 3 easy celebrations to close summer out in a soul-satisfying way Full Story
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And another bites the dust: ) But thanks for the reminder that the favorite local ending is "Ring of Fire" around one of the more populous Finger Lakes in NY State, Canandaigua Lake. The entire shoreline community dims the house and yard lighting and sets out flares to line their frontage one evening each and every Labor Day weekend. A bittersweet, fun and perfectly lovely!!! marker with a so long to that which we proclaim real summer. Yet again.
August 17, 2014 at 5:54PM     
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elenanoir
Looking forward to bundling up our newborn 3rd son & hitting the parks before it gets cold. With a little luck we'll be moving into our first house under renovation in time to ready it for hibernation. End of summer will be about spackling, painting, sanding & refinishing before the weather turns. Oh & finishing up the ice pops in the freezer before the kids lose excitement over them. Maybe some kite flying.
August 18, 2014 at 11:06AM     
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myspottyteapot
Sadly while you guys are mourning the end of summer, here in oz we are looking forward to the end of winter! Your sadness is our joy!! At even the slightest hint of warmth, I am outside having my coffee, getting excited about my garden coming to life again. And by the end of summer, I will be sick of the flies, tired of the 40'C days, and worn out by constantly trying to keep my garden alive!! Such fun! ☀️
August 20, 2014 at 2:17AM     
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8 Elegant Ideas for a Stairway Wall

Turn an awkward area into a graceful scene with low seating, a pretty wallpaper, just-right tables and more Full Story
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An entry hall should hint at the rest to come......whether you actually decorate it first, or last. In the pic below, (last "room" done in a move to a new home), the antique prints on the stair wall, I had chosen for their former powder room, chair for the living room, and the chest for the prior master bedroom. All found new welcoming spots at the front door. The pattern in the stair carpet, not visible in a photo, echoes the iron railing motif, in smaller scale.
August 17, 2014 at 5:18AM     
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Dear Christine: Great article, wonderful images and interesting ideas. There are several areas in interior spaces that are almost always awkward and challenging to solve in an elegant way. We look at these areas as great opportunities to be creative. You have shown here many ways that designers have artfully made something beautiful out of a problem. And ---- Thank you for including our work in your article!!!! We appreciate that so very much. Look forward to seeing more of your writing! All the Best, Tom and Amanda. Also, here is another awkward stair space that we recently did......
August 22, 2014 at 5:03AM     
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roxieks
Chicago Mosaics beautiful work. I don't know how anyone could choose between them, heck I will take one of each for different rooms. Thank you for sharing!
August 22, 2014 at 10:04AM   
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10 Top Plants to Grow Indoors

Brighten a room and clean the air with a houseplant that cascades artfully, stretches toward the ceiling or looks great on a wall Full Story
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JAN MOYER
A fabulous tall, healthy, glossy, fiddle leaf fig? Okie dokie! But please oh lord, may the rest stay outside, in their little pots with stringy little brown thingy's and withering little leaves and hodge podge of containers with little plastic drip trays or worse yet......hanging in a window 1970 style.
Truly my most vivid memory of client plant life was a cacti collecting gentleman. Hundreds of lethal "weapons" perched in a bay window in as many different pots as the varieties they contained. Some he had owned since he was 12.....but I knew I was in trouble when I pulled into the drive and was met with a blue grow light in the kitchen window, hovering over weak little begonias. I'd have run frankly......but they were just the loveliest couple. It all worked out . Made my hippie friend a greenhouse.
August 15, 2014 at 4:07AM     
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Laurie
@ Curt D'Onofrio - Sprinkle Red Pepper in the beds. Use a good amount and they will stay away. You will have to reapply it often so get the restaurant size bottles. It won't hurt the cats or the bushes.
August 25, 2014 at 12:24PM     
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Laurie
I moved from a house with big windows and lots of light to a 1966 Ranch with small windows and a lot less light (and space) and I have had a hard time with plants ever since. My living room faces west and the windows are shaded by the porch and large trees. I can hardly grow anything, unless I put in the kitchen (east side). I miss my old house (for a lot of reasons!). I have a few of the plants on this list but many won't do well in my dark home.
August 25, 2014 at 12:29PM   
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Catching Up With the Queen of Shabby Chic

Rachel Ashwell defined a style embraced by countless fans over the past 25 years. Find out what she’s turning her sights to now Full Story
     Comment   August 13, 2014
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Specific "looks" always seem best when there's a certain amount of authenticity. For instance, the richly layered library ala Ralph Lauren, loses oomph and credibility when attempted on builder beige carpet and drywall. Rather the same thing happens with Shabby Chic. To me, it always seemed to be an outgrowth from a time when everyone on the planet longed for authentic Irish pine tables and cupboards, and a certain east coast age.....and this became the sunny left coast evolution of that inimitable pine and faded floral style. Failing availability and soaring prices of the real thing, the lowly shop table, painted and scrubbed and nicked and dinged came out of the shop, got its legs cut off, and voila!!! instant coffee table. Similarly, Tuscan flavors....(an outgrowth of country french ala Pierre Deux popularity) look best in homes that echo those sentiments, with stone floors, and please "hold" the glossy granite and roosters!
All of which, is why I really don't like to do "looks". I want to provide personal, comfortable, beautiful rooms, not stamped with a time and date.....or a look. Rooms that can be enjoyed for a long long time, and grow with a client. I recommend extracting the "feel" of the look, rather than faithfully producing the look. Whether that is relaxed and warm , cozy and a bit cluttered, crisp and tailored or cheerful, sunny and summery, but there's nary a shoreline in sight. The important thing is, how do you want it to FEEL. AND THEN PERSONALIZE IT.
August 13, 2014 at 4:50AM     
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heatherbelle34
@ Martin Architect, I have always in the past risen above the urge to reply to people who seem to be trolling comment forums but sadly I really can't resist in this instance. The fact that you can't see how misongynistic and condescending your attitude is really astonishes me. It appears to me to only person really trying to stir things up and attract as much attention as possible is you - except when men do it presumably they are debating and discussing rather than being a cranky bunch of women?
That's enough for today! Time for me to stroll in the garden and enjoy a sunny spring morning in Wellington.
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Thank you, heatherbelle34 (I hope to visit NZ some day...although friends of mine had a rather harrowing ferry crossing between the two islands a few years ago).

I don't always make completely complementary comments, I'll admit. Although I try to be kind. But isn't a comments section meant to include all opinions?
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Yes, You Can Use Brick in the Kitchen

Quell your fears of cooking splashes, cleaning nightmares and dust with these tips from the pros Full Story
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It's JUST me, but the fourth photo especially, makes me want to nick a vein. On the patio? On a loft wall in a converted building? For your driveway? The exterior of your home Bring on brick!! But dreary, busy, dark, and more busy...in the kitchen. with the possible use of it on the floor, in an otherwise brightly lit white kitchen. As I said...... one person's cozy another's trip to the shrink?
August 11, 2014 at 4:50AM     
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Pictures of kitchens
August 21, 2014 at 6:58PM   
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Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Here is a great example of brick used in a modern transitional design. The brick backsplash is a beautiful contrast to the white cabinetry. Mandi @ Dura

Sleek & Simple Transitional Kitchen in West Chester 1
Sleek & Simple Transitional Kitchen in West Chester 2
August 22, 2014 at 1:06PM   
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How to Stage Your Kitchen for a Home Sale

Attract buyers with a kitchen that’s clean, bright and welcoming — no expensive overhaul required Full Story
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A "staged" kitchen is simply one that appears "READY" to be used and enjoyed. It's just a pared down version of what yours would look like at the moment of letting in guests for a spring luncheon, without the food or six place settings, and let's assume those guests are going to help you make the lunch, and thus will peek in your cabinets and your fridge, which btw......was not mentioned but should have been. It should be as clean and fresh, inside and out , as the rest of the kitchen, sans goo and tin foil, mystery food, and the x large pizza box your teenager jammed in there atop your plastic bagged chicken breasts from the market.
The mail, coupons, restaurant take out menus, kiddie art, brush to groom the pet, and hubby's jar of it's a screw, it goes with something, not sure what, the junk drawer of nobody knows what that is kind of stuff......OUT!! And actually, you may find this particular kitchen is very practical, and thus decide to keep the kitchen you are going to when you sell, in the same manner . If you add fresh flowers, don't be stingy, and remember the water changes. NOTHING but nothing kills the fresh look like yellowing stale water, and it stinks too! : )
The same advice applies to all the OTHER rooms. To the best of ability, what would you do if you were swapping with a friend and her family for a week? Trash gone, beds made, fresh towels, clean, dusted, shined, very personal items tucked out of sight, room in the closets for that family to hang a coat, or their clothes.....as much of the grunge of YOUR daily life, out of sight . Uh yes, the laundry room too lol. Nobody needs a before and after picture. You already know what you like, when YOU look at a house to potentially live in, right? Of course you do.
August 10, 2014 at 3:30AM     
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lynnatwings
Drawers!
August 16, 2014 at 3:22PM   
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Laurie
I am a naturally clean person who does not like a lot of clutter, but I cringe at the idea of staging a home. I won't do it, but then, my house probably doesn't need it. I sold my old house in 4 days with multiple offers. I think people need to have the ability to see past your stuff when looking at a house. After all, your stuff is going with you! I have that ability, I guess many don't. I also know some people aren't naturally clean and have a lot of clutter (decorations) out.
Good tips for those who need them.
August 25, 2014 at 11:27AM     
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Rethinking the Master Bedroom

Bigger isn’t always better. Use these ideas to discover what you really want and need from your bedroom Full Story
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All I would add is........ keep the useless crap and clutter out, hide as best you can the junk you feel you need, CLEAN it regularly, AIR it out regularly, buy the best sheets and towels you can afford, the best and most comfy mattress you can afford, and make it "by invitation only" .... as it pertains to kids. Hate to say how many master spaces I have re-done, from relatively modest retreats, to luxurious and "private" sanctuaries, only to find the teens/kids/dog prefer "that really cool shower" "those nice long vanities", "that television opposite the sprawling king sized bed". Drives me insane!!!. You can love your kids to death without sacrificing grown -ups- only!! private space. Let them learn that private sanctuaries, are usually hard earned, and are not a birthright. Particularly if they have their own little en- suite " buddy" versions right down the hall. ##@^^&&%%$##
August 9, 2014 at 4:00AM     
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Susanna
Bookmarking this will be back to read the comments :)
August 20, 2014 at 7:27AM     
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Valerie Baker
A couple of thoughts here. First off, don't most of you turn off your lights when you go to sleep? If so, why is the wall color such a big deal? Second, I am thinking that keeping the master bedroom (and the whole house for that matter) affordable might be the best sleep-inducing strategy for most of us. Less debt is definitely more relaxing!
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Room of the Day: Color Cheers Up a California Living Room

A couple’s eclectic city style brightens a suburban bungalow Full Story
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Fun, young, fresh and notice where the color went ? With the exception of the poufs, not one rug, or upholstered piece would require a change to zap it into a smooth sophisticated feel. Picture a mirror over the fireplace, and mentally add a few dabs of just deep plum, and inky navy.... .and it's a whole different room. Just as light, but serenity level elevated. Great job; they got their wish and the designer left them plenty of room for change, sans breaking the bank on all counts!
August 6, 2014 at 4:28AM     
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broquet - if you look closely, you will see the cushions on the single chairs are different which suggests they were recovered.
August 9, 2014 at 11:01PM     
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LIFESTYLE DESIGN
My daughter is 28. She absolutely loved this room. Very appealing to a generation who has a style of their own.
August 10, 2014 at 8:44AM     
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To-Dos: Your August Home Checklist

Transition smoothly from summer to fall by taking care of warm-weather gear, checking energy efficiency and more Full Story
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I am sort of laughing, in that FULLY enjoying every possible aspect of summer, does not to me, preclude accomplishing a future task. Plenty of days in plenty of climes, aren't 100 degrees. They are eightyish! You have jobless teens in your midst? .....what on EARTH would be wrong with "haul it out of the garage, purge, sweep,make the webs and spiders go away, hose it out, and to the curb with the useless junk, via the aid of a couple strapping 16 year olds at loose ends for some no tax cash? What does it matter if you might love making an xmas list or doing holiday cards out on your breezy porch, or with a cool one in the shade of your garden? Just thinking of snow could cool a brow!
The bonus? The avoidance of that "Sunday Night Oh OH" thing. Where all of a sudden.......you have the descending/doomy/gloomy end of the weekend feel we all used to get, and the one that becomes pervasive in adulthood right around Labor Day..........drumroll.....lol... bring on the rat race. How nice to begin the race, and have one or two things done, inside the pleasures of good weather and the more relaxed pace of summer. Don't forget the ice cream cone reward, and get sprinkles too.
August 3, 2014 at 8:22AM     
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@chookchook
Martinmittelmark,

Summer comes and
Summer goes.
Winter brings
a running nose.

Leaves are gone,
bikinis too.
Hawking coughs and
turning blue.

Thermal mugs
and underwear,
trousers hiding
long leg hair.

toenails morphed to a claw
sandpaper for skin
rough, raw, and itchy
aurrrggh!! the shape you are in!
August 4, 2014 at 4:25AM     
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Susan
I want this house.
August 9, 2014 at 3:15PM   
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kel121
The summer had truly gone in London UK, it's been so cold I've even put away my summer attire and have winter coats and woollies out, so all of you good people enjoy your august weather, very jealous.
August 23, 2014 at 2:00PM   
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Objects of Desire: Recliners That Don’t Look Like Recliners

Forget bulky, hulky eyesores. These 7 smart and svelte chairs — some without levers — have mastered the art of disguise Full Story
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I won't go so far as to say you absolutely can't tell it's a recliner. But trust me, one sit and you're sold. It's a trip to the womb. I personally don't have one, as I know I'd never make it to my bed in the evening, but it has proven to be a mans pleasure, and one the Mrs can bear to have in the family room: ) and it's of course, customizable.
http://www.taylorking.com/details.php?productid=50676524
August 2, 2014 at 4:30AM     
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scooterpig
We have two Stressless Space reclining sofas - one high backed and one low-backed. They are terrific. We opted for blue leather which looks great. Same the rest of the room doesn't look as good as the sofas!
August 10, 2014 at 4:52PM   
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The MotionCraft Recliners are photographed in front of a wonderful New York City view. Did anyone else spot the WTC in the view?
August 21, 2014 at 5:01AM   
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The Question That Can Make You Love Your Home More

Change your relationship with your house for the better by focusing on the answer to something designers often ask Full Story
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So true! We do ask!! And we ask over and over and over and over again in the selection process. Particularly when a client spots the dreaded OH I LOVE THAT thing over there, that is completely......ugh: )
Let us review......we want it to feel.......?? How?
It's a most helpful and often repeated question when it comes to pruning what works, and what does not. Whether your goal was warm and cluttered cozy, light and airy as a summer breeze, sleek and spare, or a flower bower......keep your "feeling" in front of you!
August 2, 2014 at 4:22AM     
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charlielou
Not for everyone, just for me... a wall in my kitchen... :)
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@charlielou - I love your kitchen wall; reminds of small family owned places in Italy.
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