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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Davenport Bellini … Color Me LDD February

About four years ago I hosted an intimate event at LDD headquarters in downtown Durham.  It was a night to celebrate our first year and the beginning of … the LDD Experience.  That night my daughter designed and introduced the ‘Davenport Bellini’,  now the LDD Signature Bellini.  This delightful beverage, which took the sweet yet tangy flavor of pomegranate...

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Dazzling Doors

Doors fascinate me.  Maybe it all started with my wild childhood imagination and my reading of “The Secret Garden”.  In my young, innovative mind the door was an intricate carved design, aged with a rich patina, and tightly embraced by spidery legs of ivy masking its beauty. I’ve always believed doors offer opportunity. As a mindset, I’ve always tried to walk up to doors, both...

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Color Me LDD for 2017

“Color Me LDD for 2017” is a new spin on my LDD Color of the Month.  Since 2014 I’ve filled our social media platforms with the LDD Color of the Month, pairing delightful, fresh, fun images with specific Benjamin Moore colors. This exercise has affected how the entire LDD team and I see color.   Analyzing and scrutinizing the values,...

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Starry Night Blue

There is nothing quite as crisp as the blue horizon on a starry night in December. The blues that rise from the horizon and blend into the star filled sky can’t be matched any other time of the year.  I often wonder if it’s the newness of the winter season, the correlation I make between the star of Bethlehem and...

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Mommy … I know you’re Santa

The wood stove crackled and popped as I stood at the tree carefully wrapping ornaments.  Another Christmas season behind us.  Reaching for my steaming cup of coffee, taking a sip and enjoying the feeling of the warm liquid sliding down my throat, I was in my own world probably remembering my bridal shower when I had received many of...

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2016 My Favorite Things … Detoured

  Every year since 2012 I have spent time searching for great ‘things’ that eventually became My Favorite Things which I shared with you each holiday season.  This year, though, has been quite different here at LDD.  It has been a year of various journeys and changes.  For example, we expanded into the Southwest Florida market, which came with...

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