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Friday Five 2.8.19

I’m back with a new Friday Five! This week I’m obsessed with trim, Kips Bay Showhouse, amazing creatives and new Spring releases from one of our favorite vendors.

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2019 Interior Design Trends

As I’ve grown older, I’ve realized that I can have a more balanced approach to trends. I think it is important to carefully consider trends and see how they may affect your life. I always ask myself- does this ‘trend’ have staying power? Will this element or thing enhance my life? Do I truly love it or do I just love it for the moment?

When I can answer these questions, I know if it is worth picking up a low-price point trend item or if it is worth implementing the trend in a bigger way because I truly love it and feel that it will affect my life in a positive way.

In this post, I’m sharing trends that I feel have lasting power and will make a difference within interiors when utilized properly.

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Realtor.com Article- De-Stress Your Nest: 7 Things in Your Bedroom Making You Anxious

It is always a pleasure to be interviewed for an article, and I’m excited when I can contribute to articles that promote wellness in people’s lives. Realtor.com interviewed me for an article on ways to reduce stress in the bedroom. Bedroom design is often neglected, but it is important to create a space that can best help you relax and recharge to tackle your day.

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Favorite Interior Design + Decorating Books

I’ve been a bookworm all of my life, so it’s no surprise that I love to decorate with books as well! Coffee table books a great way to display your taste and typically feature beautiful covers that can add interest to your room’s design.

Below I’ve listed my favorite coffee table books books. I’ve read many of them several times and love their covers!

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Friday Five 12.28.18

This has been quite a busy week- filled with holiday parties, family get togethers, and of course wrapping up our client’s projects and planning for 2019. It has been a wonderful week and we are looking forward to more celebrating this weekend!

This week I’m sharing textile crushes, must have shoes, a favorite book and some amazing interior design inspo!

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Encouraging Wellness Through Interior Design

Most of us are aware that our environments have a direct impact on how we function and feel. Environmental Psychologists have been studying this since the 70s. I was really curious about this as a young adult, as I had observed the effect of my environment on my own well being as a teenager. As a result, when I was in college studying psychology I read many books on the topic to find out more.

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Friday Five- 12.21.18

Every Friday, I’ll be sharing my 5 favorite things I’ve come across over the course of the week! This is definitely not limited to interior design- I’m always finding new and inspiring things that light up my life and pique my interest.

Of course, I’ll definitely be sharing inspirational interiors, furnishings, textiles, materials and other design elements that I can’t get out of my head!

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Best Life Online Feature: Transform Your Home Into a Winter Wonderland

When decorating for the holidays, I like to have a more seasonal approach. When your decorating transcends the holiday, it is easy to have a festive home all Winter long.

Best Life Online interviewed me for their piece 15 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like a Winter Wonderland. Several of my favorite and easy tips to transform interiors during the Winter are included in the article.

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Meet Jessica

My design perspective is a unique convergence of the inspirations I encounter in nature, other cultures and in my daily life as an artist, wife and mother. I believe that design should promote wellness within your life and that your space should truly feel like you! I'm passionate about health and wellness, textiles, pattern, parenting and fashion. This journal features my musings and behind the scenes at our studio.

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