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How & Why Luxury Interior Designers Charge for their Services
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Interiors, like cocktails, must be carefully crafted. From selecting the perfect glassware (or wall color) that sets the luxurious backdrop for the rest of the design, to the final artistic garnish (or home accessory) that enhances the aesthetic experience, every little detail is important.
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Cocktails & Interiors: The Washington Appletini & A Toast to the New VP
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At the start of this new year, I’m proud to present to you this bold and beautiful site that perfectly displays not only the accomplishments of the past, but also opens doors for new projects, continued growth, and endless possibilities in the future.
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How to Be Smart with Your Home Furnishings Investment
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Furnishings are a worthwhile investment that will transform your space from beautiful to bespoke...blending all aspects of you into a cohesive design that represents who you are, where you’ve been, and the dreams you have for the future... 
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Cocktails & Interiors: Earl Grey MarTEAni
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The Earl Grey MarTEAni - warm, surprising, motivating, and in line with those health-filled New Years resolutions (sort of) - shows us that a touch of the unexpected, an attempt at something new, and the belief in thinking outside the box are the keys to jaw-dropping and inspiring results, whether in craft cocktails or interior design...
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What’s it Really Like to Work with R/terior Studio?
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I’m pulling back the curtain, sharing every bit of insider information, and hoping that in doing so, we’ll get better acquainted with one another, taking the first step in embarking on this design journey together.
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Cocktails & Interiors: Holiday Mulled Wine
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Now, while you bask in the aroma of that intoxicating beverage and slowly savor each warm sip, let’s chat interiors — spaces inspired by this concoction that simultaneously meld a sense of adventure with the purely blissful feeling of being home for the holidays.
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Magnificent Moodboards and Realistic Renderings: What You Need to Know
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As a designer, I am both an artist and a storyteller. It is my job and my joy to weave beauty, function, and style together in a way that creates a narrative. This is where visuals play a crucial role: moodboards and renderings.
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Cocktails & Interiors: Tom & Jerry
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...a drink this good inspires a myriad of design ideas...I’m thinking dark and moody, seductively cozy rooms with smooth finishes and a hint of the unexpected that leaves a lasting impression.
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What I Love About Holiday Celebrations Around the World
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The tradition and culture I grew up surrounded by impacted me deeply and shaped me into the person that I am today. Personally, it instilled in me a reverence for the past and a desire to keep tradition alive, no matter where I might find myself. Professionally, it taught me to admire and appreciate colors, textures, moods, and design from around the world.
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Cocktails & Interiors: The Sidecar
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The sidecar’s mysterious origins may be lost to history, but the fact remains that this cocktail is a simple blend of few ingredients that have stood the test of time. With its robust citrus flavor and a hint of smokiness, this accessible drink feels luxurious, in part because of its unknown past.
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How Color Psychology Changes the Way You Feel At Home
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Imagine your favorite clothing boutique… how do you feel when you walk in? Do vibrant colors fill you with energy and excitement? Do dark hues make you feel sexy and confident before you even hit the dressing room? (I’ll take that!) Or maybe soft pastels put you instantly at ease? Ask yourself the same questions about your favorite bar, and I think you’ll see a theme… Color isn’t just what our eyes see. Color is feeling. How to Set a "Mood" in your Home The psychological impact of color is fascinating, isn’t it? Color goes so much deeper than just what our eyes see as “beautiful.” Color has the ability to reduce stress, excite and energize, assist in relaxation, and so much more. Colors make us feel... they force a reaction... they prompt us to action... they set. the. mood. Put simply, color is a powerful tool with a profound...
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What Your Favorite Cocktail Says About Your Interior Design Style
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Interiors, like cocktails, must be carefully crafted. From selecting the perfect glassware (or wall color) that sets the luxurious backdrop for the rest of the design, to the final artistic garnish (or home accessory) that enhances the aesthetic experience, every little detail is important.
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How to Find Inspiration in the 7 Wonders of the International Design World
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Many, many years ago, my mother purchased a delicate wooden keepsake box at a local souk in Kuwait. This box lay around the house for as long as I can remember, and it was one of those small pillars of my childhood. It was simply always there, and, at least for me, it never went unnoticed. One day…
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Cocktails & Interiors: The Vesper Martini
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When I think of a martini, I think 007 James Bond. I see luxury cars in pursuit, heroic slow motion shootouts (in 8K obviously), dimly lit rooms full of larger-than-life characters, and a tuxedoed icon with an exquisite drink in hand. Sleek. Sexy. Classy. Elegant. Broody…
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How to Know if You’re Ready to Work with an Interior Designer
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Whether you’re loving your space or you’re losing your mind over it, it is likely that interior design has crossed your mind at some point. But the dilemma is...when should you make that all-important call to your designer? If you can honestly say “yes!” to each of these 5 questions, then you are definitely ready. Ready to take “the quiz”?!
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