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This is an interesting part of the year.  We go from the excitement and wonder of the Holidays, setting goals to ensure our success and constant gatherings to keep us engaged—to putting away the decorations that brought the sparkle, settling into the arduous pursuit of our goals and going back into empty houses away from parties, gatherings and shared meals that filled our homes with laughter and warmth.  Though “normal” is a striking contrast to “festive”, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the shimmer and excitement is not there, it just means maybe we need to look a little bit harder....

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CHEERFUL is an amazing word because its outworking can have a positive impact on others.  To be CHEERFUL is to be “noticeably happy and optimistic”, which reminds us that we can not just feel CHEERFUL, we can also look CHEERFUL. . CHEERFUL can also mean “causing happiness by its nature or appearance”, and in the interior design realm that means it gives us an opportunity to have CHEERFUL rooms by design, which puts a fun spin on design decisions and material selections.  Living in the Northeastern part of the United States, one can see many overcast days in the winter,...

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“Leadership is to be that calm force in the center.”  I was sitting in a meeting where idesigner Lawrence Levy ushered these words and they’ve been very impactful to us.  As we’re choosing to feel RELAXED this week, this quote is once again resonating with us.  With the Holiday Season in full swing, whenever we hear the word “RELAX” it’s easy to default to thinking it’s about slowing down or away from the hustle and bustle of the season, because so often we put so much pressure on ourselves to having to make everything perfect.  It’s a pressure that is hard to...

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The welcoming of winter can be such a magical time.  With holiday decorations going up and string lights adorning our homes and our towns, the winter season can turn the every-day into a time of wonder and excitement. As we get closer to the Holidays, we can also count on the temperature getting a lot cooler with the season of winter settling in.  During the winter, we tend to spend more time indoors so it’s important to make our home as comfortable, and as weatherproof, as we can.  Here’s a few of our favorite products which you can find at...

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Being GENEROUS translates into an action that makes an impact.  Whether you are being generous with your time, your money or your emotions, GENEROSITY is something that has the ability to impact people in a positive way.  It’s an action done with someone in mind, it extends beyond our normal routines and transforms something for someone to a better state. As we head into the Holiday Season, we want to do so by being intentionally GENEROUS through our actions.  That’s why we’ve partnered with My Neighbor PR and will be donating 20% of all our Made in Puerto Rico artprint...

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