Month: November 2015

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Happy Veteran’s Day

For a brief time, which lasted about 17 years, I was in a hurry. My active duty husband was always on the heels of a deployment or trip or an extended trip or a training or new orders that would mean lots of hours or tons of travel or something and it was always something. (I hear you saying Amen.) My life was defined by these catch phrases- …hurry up we need to get this in before you deploy. …hurry up we need to get this in before we move. …hurry up we need to do this before you leave. Time crawls for those who are missing someone. I know firsthand. And yet, how is it when the clock is counting down for the next departure–time speeds up and moments move at lightening speed? On our 10 year anniversary of being a couple I did the math and realized that in over 10 years—10 consecutive months was the longest we had ever been together, the rest of it was long distance. And all of that is normal for a military family. It’s been …

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Picture Frame Love

  Darn you inconvenient budget. Darn you fickle design trends. And darn you expensive-complicated-high-maintenance-picture-framing projects. I was trending once. Several years ago I carefully framed all of our family pictures in white mattes with wide black frames and artfully hung them on our stairwell in a manner that would make Pottery Barn proud. Then we moved, twice, and everything went into boxes. Now the whole mess sits in two large dish pack size moving boxes in the basement. Those heavy black frames are sooooo 2005. Insert eye rolling. I almost started replacing the frames with white wood but that would have been SO 2012. It’s maple now. If you don’t have maple on your walls then just quietly keep your drapes drawn. Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors & Design Inc.   Traditional Dining Room by Santa Monica Photographers Meghan bob Photography   It’s not maple but I will look the other way- Richmond Kitchen & Bath Designers Kelly Brown Interiors    New York Interior Designers & Decorators West Chin Architects & Interior Designers   Scandinavian Hall by …