Tag Archives | Design

Enjoying the Rainbow With Lamps Plus

Hi – my name is Courtney and I like color. I love a beautiful neutral space, but color gets my heart racing. Color gets me excited. Color is my equivalent of “design MSG” – I think everything looks better with a touch of it. Thankfully, the folks at Lamps Plus think the same thing because […]

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Weekend Reading…..


If you have some free time this weekend and want a healthy dose of design, check out some of the articles I have written this month as well as one I was featured in…… I remember my first apartment. It was in the basement of a very lovely home in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, […]

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Motivational Mondays: Luck….


Luck is a strange thing. Some people seem to mired in it — seriously they walk out the door and find a $20 bill. They buy a lottery ticket and win the grand prize. They walk into a bar and Ryan Gosling starts buying them drinks. Luck is their wing man….. I on the other […]

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Joy & Revelry Launch & Contest……

If you noticed a disturbance in the “design force” yesterday, it was because we had a game changer occur……. Joy & Revelry officially opened and debuted the Style Maven Shops. As a refresher, Joy & Revelry works with social media influencers and bloggers to create their own online retail experiences. I was lucky enough to […]

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Pen To Paper: Oakland Kitchen….

I am working on a kitchen remodel in my backyard…..figuratively and literally since the clients are my neighbors. They have asked me to help them rethink the small and outdated kitchen in their bungalow. They love modern mixed with classic and want something that feels warm but not overly traditional. We talked alot about the […]

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New Series: “Breathing Room” With Kelly…..

Space planning is essential when it comes to creating an inviting space. However, I think many people are thwarted when it comes to furniture placement. Awkward layouts thanks to lack of walls, window placement or the odd angle can make creating the perfect space challenging if not frustrating. It’s one of the top things I […]

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Loving Out Loud: Muji Cotton Canvas Back

I have hit the age where carrying heavy loads hurt my shoulders. Between schlepping fabric swatches, design boards, my computer, tile samples and everything in between my neck and back ache for days. Vainness prevents me from getting a rolly bag, so the only option left is a backpack. Before you get visions of me […]

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Talking Out Loud With Beth Dotolo…

I wouldn’t call myself jealous but there are times the green-eyed monster pops up. I don’t understand how the Kardashians are famous (jealous). I am annoyed by how handsome Chatum Tanning appears to be in magazines – I pray it’s just lighting and air brushing (royally jealous). However, when it comes to talented people, like […]

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