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In The Words Of Anne Dahle….

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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“Treasures Can Be Found Anywhere”… Charles Hester (my dad)

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Photo from Cote de Texas I have heard it said so many times… how lucky I am to be a designer…because of all the resources I have at my finger tips, that the general public doesn’t have access to, it must make it so easy to  put things together. While this is View More

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Photo from Cote de Texas

I have heard it said so many times… how lucky I am to be a designer…because of all

the resources I have at my finger tips, that the general public doesn’t have access to,

it must make it so easy to  put things together.

While this is true, I like to believe my ” luck”  is a keen eye to detail and knowing where

and how to look is how to put the “icing on the cake”.

Albert Hadley’s quote above really resonates with me because  it validates my feeling- that things don’t  have to always take

a lot of money to design or decorate a room.  It does, however, take a good eye

to find and see that special “sumpin’ sumpin'”…. despite the quality of the

piece, the place that it was found or the preconception it does not have the proper pedigree.

This is where a good designer does their job. In reality they can really save you money on your project and make your space

something unique, special and enhance your lifestyle.

As my dad taught me a long time ago,  you can find a “treasure” ANYWHERE!

Happy Words For The Day. . .

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

“Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s wellbeing.”-Albert Hadley Beverly Taylor Design

“Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world.
Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s wellbeing.”-Albert Hadley

Show House Dining

Beverly Taylor Design

Daily Inspiration

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

“Rooms without a view are prisons for the people who have to stay in them.” A PATTERN LANGUAGE Contemporary Living Room by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators 2 Design Group Happy Monday! Enjoy the view wherever you may be…….

“Rooms without a view are prisons for the people who have to stay in them.” A PATTERN LANGUAGE

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Happy Monday!

Enjoy the view wherever you may be…….

Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Via Veranda Magazine

Via Veranda Magazine

Fall Bliss

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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An Invisible Thread…

Monday, October 28th, 2013

A quote from one of our favorite exhibitors at High Point Furniture Market…Sugarboo Designs

A quote from one of our favorite exhibitors at High Point Furniture Market…Sugarboo Designs

Sugarboo Designs

Sugarboo Designs

A Parting Thought from our friends at RUE MAG

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Happy Friday! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Happy Friday! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Parting Thought

BE YOU

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Our weekend advice…

Our weekend advice…

Just living is not enough…

Monday, July 29th, 2013

“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” -Hans Christian Anderson We are loving this “Flower Potluck” hosted by Kinfolk. What an idea! Click on the images to view their short film Below are there tips to having your own flower potluck… View More

“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” -Hans Christian Anderson

We are loving this “Flower Potluck” hosted by Kinfolk. What an idea!

Click on the images to view their short film
Kinkfolk Flower Potluck

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Below are there tips to having your own flower potluck…

1. Make sure you have plenty of shears/scissors and buckets or vases on hand. It’s also nice to have some twine or ribbon for making little hand bouquets to bring to a friend.
2. Clear a table for all your flowers and greenery; order by shape, color, size, variety, scent—whatever makes the most sense to you.
3. The rules are: There are no rules. Some like to make really wild, frenzied bouquets; some like to make prim and proper posies. Let everyone pick their fancy and go with it. Flowers are personal.
4. One bit of helpful advice: Cut the stems at an angle for more water absorption and cut the leaves off the end of stems (anything below the waterline). This will keep your arrangements fresher for longer.
5. Now that everyone’s had their fill of flowers, enjoy a simple meal together with your bouquets strewn about. No need for anything fancy—your flowered setting will bring charm to your meal no matter how mundane.