Category Archives: International

Put Down the Glue Gun: Christmas Edition

Holiday decorating festive christmas mantle

As of December 1st, we are well into the Christmas season.  Time to decorate! Lets start with the mantel: Before you bust out the glitter and Popsicle sticks, lets take a moment to consider some alternative ways of creating a festive atmosphere that is both cheerful and classy.  While DIY decorations are a fun and […]

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The Shanghai Project

interior design style for shanghai kitchen rendering interior designers

An upscale design for an industrial setting. Having worked in China previously on a western-themed resort community, Jackson Hole, I already had a feeling for how to work through the language barrier.  When working on new construction in the States we’re able to focus on the details and oversee the implementation of our designs in […]

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Choosing a paint palette that works for you

Interior design services from Allison Smith

Make it simple, personal, fun… For more than two decades, I have decorated hundreds of homes, from million dollar mansions to modest bungalows.  Almost every time, the owners call me for one primary reason–they are overwhelmed.  There are just too many choices in paint colors, furniture styles, artwork, lighting.  And thats only the beginning! As […]

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Put Down The Glue Gun: Christmas Edition Vol. 2

Pomegranates and ornaments make a delightful centerpiece

Who says ornaments are only allowed on trees?   So the tree is decorated and presents are wrapped, but what about the rest of your house?  I say, get creative with your ornament placement!  Candles and evergreen sprigs are a great way to bring some twinkle and fragrance to the other rooms of your home; this […]

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Inspiration is the Highest Form of Flattery

Resort style vacation home americana in China

Something really exciting happened the other day, this fantastic writer from The Atlantic, Garnet Henderson, called me up and asked to do an interview about a project from 2006.  Her home town, Jackson Hole, Wyoming was the inspiration for this upscale community of vacation homes in the rural hills about two hours outside of Beijing, China. […]

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