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June, 2018
My NYC apartment was my first grown-up space. The furnishings were minimal and often DIY, but it was clean, quiet and mine. Then, I got a dog. I traded in clean for half-chewed shoes and ransacked trash cans. Quiet got replaced by the crazy-lady-who-talks-to-her-dog and...
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June, 2018
“What’s your interior design style?” Do you know? I mean, do you really know? This question always seems so straight-forward. And it is…until you sit down to find it. Chances are you like and dislike lots of elements from lots of different design styles so picking...
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June, 2018
Stretch, take a breath and a small walk-about. We are halfway through the process. Hooray! It can seem daunting, but I want to deliver all the info up front in all its detailed glory, so there are no “ions” later: confusion, frustration, distraction. In the...
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May, 2018
You are staring down the remodel abyss debating whether or not moving houses would be easier than tackling your outdated kitchen and cramped Family Room/Breakfast nook layout. You know enough not to want to go it alone or leave design decisions to your well-meaning mother-in-law, but...
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May, 2018
You want to build a house that better reflects and works for you and your families needs. You know the process will be a lengthy one and requires a huge number of decisions be made in quick succession. Just thinking about it gives you a mild...
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May, 2018
Candles are lovely. Flowers, thank you. But, if this Mom is honest, the gifts that mean the most are the experiential ones. And, if I’m really honest, it isn’t always with my kids (or the biggest kid of all, my hubby). Any child with a...
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April, 2018
I know. Who has time to style a bookshelf? On the list of “get more sleep”, “finish field trip slips” and “buy more socks” bookshelf styling is a distant, distant priority. Maybe, though, with spring cleaning, it’s time to give them a second chance.  And not...
Green With Envy Dutch Style Door
March, 2018
St. Patty’s Day green may not light your design heart on fire, but the day’s nod to leprechauns, mischief and a pint or two puts me in the mood to talk about this resurgent color. Navy and charcoal cabinets have not finished their kitchen debuts,...
La Cañada's top interior designs by Courtney Thomas Design
January, 2018
I am still learning to love the parts of myself that no one claps for. – Rudy Francisco Adulting is hard. Add parenting to the mix and it’s not a stretch to see why we demand that our kids be the people we should be,...
La Cañada's gorgeous living room interior design
January, 2018
No house, however well designed, will protect you from the sounds of toddler meltdowns, the teenage “I hate you’s” or general marital squabbling. Sometimes, though, a well designed room can help restore your sanity. After a day riding the emotional highs and lows, I crave...