“word to the wise” wednesday — estee stanley

Estee Stanley Beverly Hills Home Vignette

Accessories do a great job of adding a lot of style without emptying your bank account.  Carefully selected items like rugs and artwork can bring your decorating to the next level while still staying within your budget.

Estee Stanley (as quoted in Better Homes and Gardens, September 2014)

How do you “level up?”  

Photo of Beverly Hills project designed by Estee Stanley via her website.  

“word to the wise” wednesday — ted kennedy watson

Ted Kennedy Watson Vashon Island Guesthouse

My advice about handing art:  You, the owner, must like it.  Period.  You are living with it each day.  Keep moving it around until it makes your heart sing.  Then you are done.

Ted Kennedy Watson (as quoted in Better Homes and Gardens, September 2014)

Do you need art that makes your heart sing?  At tonight’s Grand Opening, Lisa Mende and I will be delighted to share gorgeous work by Julie Robinson, Lucy Williams, Harrison Blackford, Alexis Walter and many more amazing artists.  Can’t make it to the Grand Opening?  Enter to win fabulous prizes by making a donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island … and come visit us in person another day!

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Photo by Benjamin Benschneider for The Seattle Times of the Vashon Island home Ted shares with his husband.  Be sure to order your copy of Ted’s new book, Style and Simplicity.  It is one of my new favorites!  

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