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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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Cocktails & Interiors: The Lavender Old Fashioned
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There is a time and a place for classics... For example, soaking in a hot bubble bath, salts effervescing, a glass of Cabernet nearby, candles flickering. In this ambiance, turning the pages of a classic romance novel makes total sense. But there’s also a time for innovation…
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Design Mixologist: How We Craft a Color Story for Your Home
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Color has a profound impact on our lives. The right hues can deeply resonate with you, inspire an emotional response, and help you live and feel exactly how you most want to. Here’s how we use color to create a livable experience in your home.
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