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Catherine French Design - My dog on the Couch
When my husband and I moved late last summer, I already had a plan for where I wanted all the furniture to go. Some things were easy, like the crib and master bedroom suite. The piano had to be in the entryway because oh-my-goodness-it’s-heavy. In the bonus room, the couch we’ve had since we got...
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I was spending this past Friday night squeezing in a bit of self-care after getting the kids in bed, reading Eloisa James’ latest novel, and these two sentences gave me pause:  “You are a brilliant woman, who sees the world as an artist does: in color, light, and shape. And like any other artist, you...
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How to do orange decor and accents.
Orange as a color strategy isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. Let’s face it, the color can often come off as a LITTLE MUCH. But you know what? We’re gonna go ahead and say that you should give it a chance. Depending on how you do it, orange can bring a great...
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Material Crush Velvet Blog Post
If you’ve been following trends in interior design recently, you’ve probably noticed that we are loving furnishings and fixtures that are a bit more luxe. One of the trends we’ve been falling for lately is velvet. Are you crushing as much as we are? Pillows – Ok, maybe you’re just starting small. Layering in velvet...
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One of the many perks of being an interior designer is the availability of furniture and decor companies to source from. As a designer, you have a special relationship with many companies – known as “trade access” – that affords you a much wider selection of products than the average consumer. You get to know...
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Living Room Layouts
Oh the dilemma of arranging your living room. You want it to look like it was ripped from the pages of a magazine but you don’t want guests to feel like they can’t touch anything. You want it to not completely center around that rectangle on the wall but let’s get real – someone in...
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Every client has a design problem that leads them to reach out for help. In the case of this client, it all started with their living room. A long, rectangular formal living room in a traditional historic house is often resolved here in the South with a traditional color palette and endless symmetry. For this  accomplished, artistic...
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