Tag Archives: decorating no-nos

How to create an unfriendly home

Minimalism taken to the extreme in this Amsterdam apartment is just plain depressing. Continue reading

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Transforming an empty white loft apartment

Me, the color queen… and I find myself renting a stark white loft apartment in a converted turn-of-the-century warehouse in NW Portland’s Pearl District. Time for another makeover – my first in a home I do not own. Most tenants and … Continue reading

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Granite & marble in the home: sublime or ridiculous

This weekend I toured the Getty Villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, CA. Spectacular collection of Greek and Roman antiquities in a spectacular setting. But the extravagant use of marble got me thinking. Humans have loved colorful polished stone, like … Continue reading

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Art on the walls – 6 rules to consider

At 75% of my site visits I see major art problems.  If you’re going to hang art, let it work FOR you, not against you.  Some things to think about: Your art should bear some relationship to your current life … Continue reading

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