Holiday Wreath

The garlands are stacked in front of the garden center.  Christmas trees are strapped to every third car on Saturdays and Sundays driving down Main Street.  Its common place to see holiday wreaths hung on doors, light posts and even a few grills of trucks!  It’s here in full force the glorious holiday season!  So it seemed quite fitting...

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Pigeon Key … Icon of Entrepreneurial Spirit

  Pigeon Key, rich in history and a icon of entrepreneurial spirit. So the story goes, Henry Flagler the resilient business man of Standard Oil had a dream.  To connect Biscayne Key with Key West by railway, he was met with wide spread skepticism, critics thought he had lost his mind, after all Henry was in his mid 70’s! “It is...

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Faro Blanco … the survivor

  Light houses have been guiding sailors to saftey since the third century B.C., and Faro Blanco of Marathon, FL is no exception.  By no means is it one of those postcard beauties I am familiar with in New England, where our lighthouses are filled with style and charm.  Faro Blanco lacks the typical anatomy of an New England Lighthouse, the railing...

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Lighten Up for the Holidays!

It’s right around the corner, the mad dash, the boiling pots on the stove, the long lines, the guests and the house needs a little something to just to update it!  I specify more lighting the month of November and December than probably any other time of year. Why?  Because its a perfect way to freshen up a space quickly and...

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Autumn Purple

  This month the LDD team and I chose Ben Moore’s Autumn Purple, for our Color of the Month … When most of us think of Autumn colors reds, yellows, orange and brown come immediately to mind. But if you look hard, purple is in that fall landscape more than you might realize! Look carefully at the tree branches,...

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Witching Hour

Contrary to popular belief ….. No, I haven’t dusted off my broom to fly into the studio this morning. Although there were a few jabs about that said broom as the team and I chose Ben Moore’s Witching Hour as LDD’s Color of the Month for October! Seriously I’m totally infatuated with this color. It is mysterious, seductive, enchanting...

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High Point Market …. Always New even when its Old

It’s always a whirlwind experience, the High Point Market. Remember that feeling as a child anticipating a huge event? Maybe it was your birthday, a family trip, even the first day of school. As the time drew closer your belly filled with butterflies, your toes would curl, then just moments before the big event, a shiver would run up your spine and...

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Design … Solo or Partnership?

Design … Solo or Partnership? It’s simple … a Partnership. As LDD grows and begins to further formulate who we are as a company, we are more and more mindful of how much we need to further know about our clients in order to execute the design partnership seamlessly. Since the late spring of 2015 new clients have received much more...

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Burnt Caramel ….. September’s Color of the Month

Raised in Durham, it is impossible for me to look at a calendar, see the month September and not think Durham Fair!  So in selecting LDD’s color of the month, Ben Mooore’s Burnt Caramel seemed like the perfect choice, after all what is a fair without a sticky gooey caramel apple?! I love this color, it is warm, rich and classic,...

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Watch out for that Twinkle

“Watch out for that twinkle!”, I giggled as I read that comment in Tuesday mornings text from my mom.  I was sharing with her the anxiety I was feeling that morning and hoping God was going to smile upon me during this big day.   It was an important day, a photo shoot in Boston, the weather man was forecasting...

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Blueberry Hill

Ben Moore’s Blueberry Hill, LDD’s color of the month … and might I just say it is perfect! It’s no secret I love my blueberries, and July brings a beautiful harvest all month long.  This months lovely color is cool, calming and cheerful.  I’ve been accumulating quite the Pinterest Board for Blueberry Hill this month, here’s some highlights!   Check...

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It’s all about Dad …

I have been blessed with great fathers in my life … My Grandpa, God rest his soul. He was the patriarch of the family, which sometimes sounds too powerful, cold, and distant.  No, he was none of that, he was warm, gentle  and always with a supply of Bazooka bubble gum. He believed in tradition, family first and giving...

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Kips Bay 2015

Life at LDD … which includes field trips! It is my way of continuing to educate and grow my team at LDD, and have a little fun while were at it! Our most recent field trip was to NYC, where we visited the 2105 Kips Bay Showhouse! Here is where 22 of the Nations top Designers showcase their creativity, talent...

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