Gracious Living

Mark D. Sikes: Land's End Background

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The following post "Land's End Background" is from Mark D. Sikes: Chic People, Glamorous Places, Stylish Things, originally posted on on July 29, 2017. DR: One of my favorite things about the design industry is the incredible support from fellow designers, like my good friend Mark D Sikes! My last post was on land’s end, the magnificent summer home Of[...]

Join Me For "Love It or Hate It" at LCDQ Legends 2017

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I am so excited to be participating in the fun & funny game of Love It or Hate It during the LCDQ Blogger Breakfast, at Hollyhock on Wednesday, May 10. Chairish Co-Founder, Anna Brockway, will be leading the game along with the fabulous Nate Berkus! Grab your coffee for an early morning laughter filled wake up session! Learn more about the event and r[...]

Maintain a Pristine Landscape With ForeverLawn

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Recently, Danielle sat down with Debbie Thompson from ForeverLawn to discuss how her company has helped shape the landscape of lawns across the North and Central Georgia areas. ForeverLawn of North Central Georgia transforms a tired yard into a landscaped paradise that looks lush year-round. Imagine, no more watering, mowing, fertilizing, sodding, or mud tra[...]

John Howard's 12 Top Tips for Garden Design

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My friend and landscape architect, John Howard, has been awarded a number of awards for his contribution in the field of  landscape/garden design. He recently took the time to share some garden design tips with us! Keep it simple – A panel of lawn with a border of shrubs can be quite dramatic and provide a great place for recreation and entertaining. One[...]

Paint It Pretty

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This article was originally posted on Diamonds Unleashed. I am a designer known for my absolute unadulterated, unabashed sheer and utter love of color and paint. Peppered throughout my well followed Instagram feed you’ll find my coined phrases #paintitpretty and #colormehappy in the editorial of my photo feed and now reused all over in the unofficially acce[...]

Miles Redd's Tips for Decorating

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Miles Redd, my dear friend, the most amazing interior designer and author of “The Big Book of Chic”, is known for bold color combinations tempered by old world antiques with a touch of Alice in Wonderland magic.  So we asked him to share with us his top 12 decorating tips for adding a dash of glamour to any room.  P.S. - To my fellow Piscean and man that sha[...]

For Festive Floral Occasions

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What do you get when you are blessed with the incredible talent of Veranda Magazine, floral decor in honor of The New York Botanical Garden, a bevy of exclusive design houses and creative entrepreneurs at the top of their game? The Star of the Party Being a part of the Veranda New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner is always a thrill. It is an exciting [...]