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The Wellbred Closet

We have gathered our most favorite closets with pedigrees in style. We love them for their color, lack of color, grandeur, minimalism, innovation and good ol’ fashion awesomeness. (more…)

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Editors Note Polished

Polished is so much more than a descriptive designer word, it is an attitude about life. “To polish things,” “Get something polished,” or “To be polished,” requires dedication, diligence, and effort. (more…)

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Devil in the Details

What qualifies something as polished? The deliberate, differentiating details. Today we find ourselves tired of unintentional, generic and frankly unmemorable design.  We’ve grown bored with uninspired interiors and home furnishings devoid of any real distinguishing detail or panache. (more…)

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Make the Ultimate Statement with High-Gloss Walls

The laws of good taste are definitely subjective and always changing. Remember when it was frowned upon to wear black and brown together? Or how about the old rule of not mixing golds and silvers? Even as we type this, wallpaper is making a comeback. Now we ask, must walls always be painted in a subtle satin or eggshell finish? The thought of high-gloss paint sends most people running in fear. Walls are supposed to be painted in eggshell, the [...]

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Polished vs. Matte

This month is all about achieving a sophisticated polished look, but a touch of matte should never be underestimated. When it comes to choosing between the two, both come out on top. The truth is (more…)

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J. Kent Martin

The author and activist, Maya Angelou’s words give us a measure of confidence regarding creativity.  She assures us, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” That is a relief to those of us that have long anticipated J. Kent Martin’s Home Collection.  Call us crazy, selfish or just impatient, (more…)

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Small Spaces We Love

Some of the best thought out designs are small spaces. As designers, our job is to listen to a space and turn it into a beautiful, yet functional environment. Sometimes limitations on space make this more challenging, but when done just right, the outcome (more…)

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Fashion’s Biggest Birthday Month

August is a month full of birthdays for some of the biggest icons in fashion. Not only have these people redefined what elegance is, they have become symbols of it. From Coco Chanel’s redefinition of femininity, to Tom Ford’s undeniable contributions to rethinking of what masculine means, then Iris Apfel’s daring looks, each of these birthday beauties have more in common than the month they were born, they all dared to be completely (more…)

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Creating the Collected Look in 3 Steps

A home is a reflection of the person living there. It’s not just a home, it’s a story that tells the uniqueness of our tastes and styles. Think about this, what do your favorite photos of rooms have in common? They all appear to have been collected – put together and evolved over time. Great rooms aren’t collected overnight. Or (more…)

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The Art of Collecting People

I come from a huge extended family. Big and boisterous, warm and caring, we were taught to open our hearts to others. My father is not only the head of our immediate family– but is the elder of a large religious community. He collected people. Interacting with all kinds of folks, (more…)

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