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How to Crown a Kitchen; Elegant Crown Molding

Unless you desire a modern minimalist kitchen, the kitchen designer is faced with a dilemma when it comes to finishing off the top of wall cabinets. Do you add a crown or not? Do you go to the ceiling and caulk the crown in? Or do you leave space for the crown to stand out […]

Getting Organized: Time to Move into Fall

Summer is over, fall is imminent and for some, major holidays already came and went.  We have lived with a light wardrobe and spent more time outside than inside for the last 3 months, so it is no surprise that your house feels and looks neglected.  Now is the time to focus on the indoors […]

Delos WELLness Part 3

This concludes our three weeks of blogs inspired by a look into the ingredients of the Delos WELLness concept.  The last piece, which is ever present in all we do and think about when we design for our clients is about mind shifting, that we will not end where we started, that we will bring […]

Delos WELLness: Air, Touch, and Sound

This is the second in our three weeks of blogs inspired by a look into the ingredients of the Delos WELLness concept. AIR:  Air quality is enormously important.  Tighter built, newer houses often have poorer air quality than older leakier houses.  And, in houses without AC, doors and windows tend to be kept open, which […]

Delos WELLness and Luxury

Wellness can be luxurious, but luxury is not required for well-being. Introducing Delos WELLness and Luxury. The latest trend after LEED certification is bound to be WELLness Certification according to twin brothers Paul and Peter Scialla, who make up the real estate development group DELOS. They have dedicated the last five years to the science […]

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Design is alive and well in Denmark

Design is alive and well in Denmark. The two most exciting shops I visited on a recent trip to Copenhagen were Stilleben and HAY.  Both follow the tradition of Scandinavian furniture and product design with clean modern light lines, pale woods and strong textural accessories. Stilleben has one store in Copenhagen and offers original ceramic […]

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June to me is Vera Neumann Month

I started collecting Vera Neumann fabrics accidentally when I came across some of her scarves at an Upper East Side street fair in the early eighties.  That’s when street fairs were real community events organized by little old ladies with kidskin gloves and matching handbags.  Digging through their remnants of costume jewelry and scarves up for […]

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Outdoor Living: Brief Moments of Happiness

It is 7:30 on an early Sunday morning in May and I am pondering the near future of the summer ahead. This is the first of many mornings to come where it is truly warm enough to sit outside and sip that blissfully virgin first cup of coffee. I am not hallucinating; spring is finally […]

Air Quality: Breathe Easy This New Year

As part of your New Year’s resolution this year, add better air quality to the list of your home projects. There is an ever-growing problem with mold and mildew in basements that can lead to allergies such as asthma. Poor attic ventilation in an overheated, humid attic can deteriorate the structure of your house, not […]

Furniture Purchase With The Future In Mind

I recently returned from a trip to Toronto where I put the finishing touches on a client’s new home. I have worked with my client for over 10 years, and apart from having transformed her children’s bedrooms, we renovated a kitchen, refurbished a deck and worked on almost every room in their house. The best […]