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Set the Mood

June 22, 2016

Anyone I have ever lived with will tell you that I am a freak about lighting.  The first thing I do when I get home is turn off all the overhead lights and flick on every lamp in the apartment.  Something about the recessed lighting beaming down mercilessly from above makes me anxious: it reminds me of the terrible fluorescent lights embedded in drop-down ceilings at work, which give everyone a sad pale sheen and seem to emphasize forehead grease. Continue Reading

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Gallery Wall 101

March 28, 2016

Ah, yes: the “gallery wall.”  One of those phrases designers throw around constantly but offer little instruction on how to achieve.  Though I have had no expert training in the gallery wall (does such a thing exist?), I’ve picked up some tips and tricks from my own experiments that should be helpful for the everyday nester.   Continue Reading