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It’s all about the lighting

Lighting. It’s something you just can’t live without and yet is possibly the most overlooked when selecting items for your home. In the words of one of our favorite design … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Graduation Gifts They’ll Love

Graduations in Hawaii are celebrated with a piling of leis, huge family parties, packing, and moving onto another phase of life. Money as a gift is always nice, but there’s something about choosing … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

instyle magazine…

Courtesy of Angelo Surmelis (See original blog post) working with naya rivera, on designing her home, was the perfect example of my belief that everyone wants the same thing when it … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

To Market, To Market: A Fresh Perspective of April’s High Point Furniture Market

Recently, I had the chance to “talk story” with Marilyn Canas, HomeWorld Senior Merchandising Assistant about her recent visit to the April 2014 High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina. … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Designer Angelo Surmelis wants to meet YOU!

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to add SOLE to your room

One of the benefits of being an empty nester is a clean house. (Don’t tell my daughter.) Another benefit is a lower electric bill! With more time on my hands, … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 Ways to infuse sunset in your home

I don’t know when it happened. But lately, I’ve been drawn to anything and everything orange. And the timing couldn’t be better. Celosia Orange is one of Pantone’s top colors for … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to finish from the beginning: Artfully designing with area rugs

Last week while watching HGTV’s “House Hunters” I was perplexed when a future home owner refused to choose one of the proposed homes simply because it had tile and not … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hawaii’s Insider at furniture market – Part 3

Here are some final thoughts of my first visit to April’s High Point Furniture Market in High Point, NC. The Jonathan Louis showroom was one of our last stops before … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hawaii’s Insider at furniture market – Part 2

We are mid-way though our buying trip at High Point, NC and we’ve visited so many buildings and numerous vendors. Each showroom has its own personality and charm.  Natuzzi is … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment
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