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Travel-inspired Interiors

Vacations are an opportunity to find appealing and unique treasures from your travels to decorate your home.  As I have mentioned many times, your home’s interior should tell a story. How do you add visual interest with vacation finds? Follow my three simple rules and you will be filling your suitcases with beautiful finds.  First,… Continue reading Travel-inspired Interiors

How to Boost Your Creativity

by Barbara Graceffa, Interior Decorator and Quilt ArtistSecretary of the Interior In his 2019 book, My Creative Space, Donald Rattner writes, “a creative thought is … the result of an intricate interplay of mind, body, and place.” In order to boost your creativity, focus on these three components. Adopt a creative mindset. Let your thoughts… Continue reading How to Boost Your Creativity

The Creativity Gene

Does everyone have the “creativity gene?” The answer is yes! With confidence and motivation, creativity can be learned and enhanced – just as a budding athlete or musician commits to training and practice to improve their ability. There is an art and science to creativity.  Think of right brain and left brain to better understand… Continue reading The Creativity Gene

Life is Too Short For Ugly

I am often asked, “What are some of the golden rules of decorating?” Here is my favorite; the title of this column comes from a quote from interior designer David Fuller, “Design because life is too short for ugly.” Over the years, I have collected some quotes from famous decorators and authors and blogger to… Continue reading Life is Too Short For Ugly

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