Hello Beautiful! ……. Blogging is Hard!

Blogging is hard… Blogging is hard!  (Insert a little foot stomping).  Seriously this “blog’n thing” is launching like a disjointed twitch!  Hee hee! …. fascinated to dive in Under different circumstances I have absolutely no problem stringing together words to express myself.  Blogging is a genre I am fascinated to dive into to share and express my love of life, my interests, design and the adventures of my day as the Design Lead & Client Liaison of McNeil Design Group Interiors.   I am imagining that every novice blogger is experiencing my same stumblers, reading the how-tos and the do-nots, getting mired down in where to start and is that the best keyword.  A brain so full of shoulda woulda coulda that I just can’t launch.  So today I’m giving myself permission to write my blog the way it writes itself off the tips of my fingers.  Some days a mere paragraph and a half, other days who knows. So if you are along for the ride…..get ready to witness my stumbles.  And feel free to chime in : ) …. kindly. Sincerely Lori

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Design Happy to make you Smile on this Sunny Weekend!

Design happy… Design for happy is a concept I fully understand and aspire to bring to each project I design and craft for my Clients.   I understand that the physical spaces within your “home” hold great power over how you feel, how productive you are, how joy filled you can live, how robust your life can be.  My design impacts my Clients and I focus my solutions on designing for happy exuberance.   If you have experienced a sunshine filled day after a dreary slew of winter days you know the energy and spiritually positive shift you experience deep within your being.  Residential design and renovation has that same power over your being.  The positive feelings we experience as humans in a beam of sunlight is much like the reactions of my Clients at the reveal of their new space(s).  I focus to design for happiness and betterment within my Client’s lives and that is exactly why I love what I do.  Presently, I’m so jazzed to move out of winter and into Spring!  Bring it on baby!  Let that sunshine sing!  The beams of fresh sunlight and these inspiring images below have great power over my enthusiasm and create design […]

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The Bold Contemporization of a Victorian Beauty

The re-invention of these traditional Victorian rooms to attain the Bold Contemporization of this Victorian Beauty was a collaborative endevour with extreme results the Clients are elated to live within. The opening of spaces created an expansive space to live and entertain. The quality appliances of Wolf, SubZero and Miele have elevated the Cooking experience for our Clients while the open comfort of the seating at the Island and the Dining Table is inviting to all. The Kitchen captures good natural light by day and dramatic light beams from the Sculptural Light Fixtures by night. The tension created between the nod to the traditional and the bold touches of contemporary make for a visually unique Heart of this Home! Photography credits: The talented Nicole Aubrey Photography  

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Pretty Grey & White Master Bathroom

This pretty remodel of a Century Home Bathroom is a little jewel. The space houses a Custom Vanity in a tender shade of grey, Counter Top in Cambria quartz with white under mount Kohler Sink, Grohe single handle Faucet in clean chrome, a Standing Shower with custom Tile & Stone details and chrome Grohe Shower system, a white Japanese soaker Tub with sculptural Tub filler Plumbing Fixture, Classic finishes and a compact simplified layout. Photography by the talented Nicole Aubrey Photography

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Classic Blue-Grey Bathroom

This compact high functioning Bathroom with classic details houses a custom solid wood Vanity paint finished in a muted Blue-Grey, Stone & White Tile surround the surfaces of the Transitional styled Shower, the Toilet is housed in a private niche, whites abound, hits of light grey, Classic Lighting, Cambria quartz Counter Tops, Kohler under mount Sink and a single handle Grohe Faucet round out this lovely space. Stream lined, quality finishes and beauty . Photographed by the talented Nicole Aubrey Photography

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