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The Mary McDonald Collection for Chaddock is a designer & furniture maker match made in heaven. Classic Glamour is her signature approach.  Solidly rooted in traditional style and design, it is surprisingly unstuffy and emotionally comforting, her idea of livable luxury.  If you ever meet her in person, you are sure to be a fan for life. Continue reading →


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To state the obvious, I just love interior design books.  Books that have big glorious pictures that feed my never ending visual addiction.  I imagine some of you enjoy them too.  Therefore, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite interior design books and how they speak to me..  My “most favorite’ books are usually infused with color, focus heavily on the  architectural, and incorporate a mix of intriguing objects.  There is a whole batch of great new interior design books too that I’ll have to share with you another day.

Shop Books And Read More When You Click On The Book Cover

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Navy and mint room combination - Tobi Fairley Collection - Living With Color Designs

It’s been a busy but great week at the High Point Market.  I’m really excited about sharing some beautiful new products which will be available for your home.  I have to start with the new bright and bold collection launched by Tobi Fairley in a partnership with CR Laine and Sochier Marin.  I have to give it my “Best New Collection” award for it’s stellar use of color, attention to detail, and clever design.

Bright and Bold Orange sofas and art prints- Tobi Fairley Collection - Living With Color Designs

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Studio Visit With Gale Jewelry

Custom necklace Gale Jewelry - Living With Color DesignsIt is so fun to get to take a peek inside the private artistic spaces of creatives.  I love what I call creative clutter, the beauty of the tools of the trade, the pieces, parts, and materials there in wait, ready to create something new.   Continue reading →


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 One Of A Kind Jewelry From Old PiecesThere is something magical about wearing a piece of jewelry that will take you back to times and places in your life.  Each time I wear these pieces I am taken to tender places.  I really am an old soul at heart.  Don’t get me wrong, I get excited by everything new.  I’m always on board to give new things a try.  But, I truly and deeply cherish the old.  Especially anything that reminds me of someone I love, the way something was done, cherished memories, traditions and values. Continue reading →


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I had the happy coincidence of getting to meet up with Bryan Keith Parker at the last furniture market. Turns out our long time family friend Jill, who is fabulous fun, is also a friend of his, a stylist, and had come down to market with him to help set up.  Jill and my sister have been BFF’s since the third grade and they love to get together when Jill is in town.  Anyway, a call from Jill for some local resource suggestions lead to me finding out about Bryan and them learning about my blog.  Of course, when offered, I was interested in the opportunity to drop by the Style Craft showroom to meet Brian and see the line up close and personal. Continue reading →