Always a good time!

A good time seems like an understatement to me.  7.1.17 will be a night I will never forget.  The evening was designed to be a night of thanks, a night to celebrate those who have taken LDD, in July 2012, from a rickety old card table and a laptop to, in July 2017, two offices on the East Coast…in just...

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Blue Jeans … Color Me LDD July 2017

Blue Jeans…one half of my signature style, Cashmere & Blue Jeans®.  Since LDD celebrated 5 years on July 1st it only seemed fitting to use Blue Jeans as our Color of the Month.  The LDD team has had fun collecting images that reflect this combo.  Here are some of our favorites…   Skip on over to my Color Me...

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Sunshine … Color Me LDD June 2017

Well, we are just about halfway through June and honestly, I am wondering whether we selected the right title for this month’s Color Me LDD…Sunshine!  The month thus far has yielded more rain than sunshine in both of our LDD locations…Durham and Naples!  Maybe we should have named the month Raincoat Yellow!  Nevertheless, I do love this blend of our signature...

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Greenbacker Farm … Color Me LDD May 2017

May in my Mayberry brings an amazing range of luscious greens.  The rolling hills of Durham jump alive with color!  It’s only fitting that historic Greenbacker Farm would be the inspiration for my Color Me LDD for May! As I pass over the hills of Route 68, the landscape on each side of the road pops alive with chartreuse,...

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‘Southern Boy’ – Barry Dixon

I think it was about five years ago when I had the pleasure of personally meeting Barry Dixon. He was a guest panelist with Ronda Rice Carmen for her book Designers At Home at High Point Market.  While I followed Barry’s work and licensed products, I hadn’t a glimpse of who he was personally.  I truly enjoyed the afternoon filled with insight...

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Sweet Pea … Color Me LDD April 2017

Cold spring mornings in New England are getting warmer throughout the day which means…it’s time to start thinking about our gardens and sweet peas.  When I was a child, sweet peas were one of my favorites from my mother’s garden and they still are today.  Their delicate flowers coupled with those bright green leaves and curling tendrils are just the perfect...

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Coffee in Bed … A D Design Show Finds!

This Saturday morning’s “Coffee In Bed” post reflects back on the entire LDD team’s favorite finds from our visit to New York last week for the Architectural Digest Design Show! Grab your coffee and enjoy. The AD Design Show is a great way for my team to collaborate and find new, fun products and vendors, but it’s so much more...

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ARTO Brick – – Perfect Cashmere & Blue Jeans™

At the Design Bloggers Conference in Los Angeles earlier this month I casually browsed various vendors, many I knew or was well acquainted with.  At one point though, a hearty laugh behind me caused me to pause what I was doing and look over my shoulder.  I found a gentleman excitedly explaining a product I couldn’t see.  I did note that he...

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Friday Foodie – Tuscan Pork Roast & Parmesan Asparagus

In my little kitchen in Connecticut (that’s desperately in need of a remodel … a conversation for another day), something astonishing happens.  Any stresses, any worries, or emotional tests that I may be dealing with during the day seem to melt away as I tie on an apron.  The only thing better than the creative energy I express while cooking...

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Coffee in bed with LDD’s 5th Ave!

When I launched Color Me LDD 2017 in January I thought it would be a neat way to mix up our Color of the Month series here at LDD.  Little did I know my followers and clients would be over the moon for this new mix up!  On a trip to L.A. this week I was passing time in...

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From Graphics to Textiles … Thibaut’s hidden talent

  My studio door at LDD headquarters swung open on a brisk day last fall. Through the door came a vibrant woman filled with energy and the passion and excitement for my craft.  In Patricia Hoffman, Managing Designer of Wovens and Web for Thibaut (what a title!), I found a wealth of knowledge, an excitement to share new products,...

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5th Ave … Color Me LDD March 2017

This month’s Color Me LDD is inspired by our new office location which opened March 1st at 780 5th Ave South, Naples, Florida. So many images come to mind when I think of 5th Ave…luxury, style, class, and of course…Tiffany’s!  So it seemed  fitting that March’s Color Me LDD should be a nod to Tiffany’s signature blue paired with LDD’s...

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The Best Secret …

“The best way to keep a secret is to pretend there isn’t one.” ~Margaret Atwood I took Margaret’s quote and worked it into a design recently for a client’s kitchen.  Yes, you read that correctly, I created a secret and then pretended there wasn’t one there!  Last spring when long time clients Todd and Carol announced it was time...

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