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Fall in the City | New York

Fall in the City | New York
Posted by Gina Fonseca  in The Drawing Board   Comments Off

One of my favorite movies, You’ve Got Mail, says it best, “Don’t you just love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies.” True there is something about the Big Apple that just sends me swimming with ideas of scarves and mittens, hot cocoa, and a book by the fire in a cozy little brownstone.

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Fall in the City | Miami

Fall in the City | Miami
Posted by Gina Fonseca  in The Drawing Board   Comments Off

 As we kiss the warm glow of the summer sun goodbye, let’s get some indoor inspiration from a city that is always sunny. Miami is a culture unique unto itself. Style is just another extension of the wild and vibrant personalities that live there. Neon colored buildings echo the tropical atmosphere that billows out of every corner like an eastern sea breeze.

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It’s a Jungle Out There | How to Bring Animal Prints into Your Home Without Going All Snooki

It’s a Jungle Out There | How to Bring Animal Prints into Your Home Without Going All Snooki
Posted by Gina Fonseca  in Design Ideas, Tips & Tricks   Comments Off

Animal prints are a classic look to accent your home with, and by classic I mean prehistoric. Earliest historical findings show that animal pelts were worn as clothing. As we learned how to weave and make textiles, furs became more of a source of warmth in the winter months; fur coats, blankets, rugs kept us cozy during harsh cold spells. As we began building permanent structures for shelter and bringing fire indoors with us, furs became more of a sign of wealth and status. Fast-forwarding to the last 60+ decades where wearing fur was fashionable to now when we are much more conscious of our furry friends – we have a lot of options when it comes to incorporating animal prints and faux furs into our homes.

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Pad V. Cushion

Pad V. Cushion
Posted by Gina Fonseca  in Tips & Tricks   Comments Off

 There is a lot of ambiguity when it comes to finding the perfect replacement for your chair, chaise, or rocker. What is the difference between a pad and a cushion? What would meet my needs most? What is more comfortable?

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