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Clearwater Festival, Croton Point, NY

A great time was had listening to music at the Clearwater Festival held at Croton Point Park on the Hudson River late June. An estimated 25,000 people attended this fundraiser originally founded by the late legendary musician Pete Seeger to clean up the Hudson River and gain awareness.

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Gurney’s Inn, Montauk NY

We love to visit the beach off season. Montauk in Long Island, NY is one of our favorite places to go. A great place to stay is Gurneys Inn located right on the water. The views are spectacular, from when you turn into the parking lot off of Old Montauk Highway, to walking down the steps to the beach. And then, watch a sunset from a private deck…

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Hidden Treasures in Aspen

If I was a designer in the 1960’s I like to think I could have designed a house as creative as this! My family and I stayed in this beautiful log house located in the woods in Aspen, Colorado last week. It was originally designed by Herb & Marcy Balderson many years ago. Herb, who passed away a few years ago, was a master wood worker. His artwork in the form of carved bowls, statues and iron work, graces the walls of this home and the scenic outdoors.

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Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow, NY

I joined my son’s class on a recent trip to the Historical Philipsburg Manor, as part of his studies on Colonial times. The tour and activity center teaches about the thriving farming, milling and trading center owned by the Philips family in the 18th century…

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Design Retreat

A few months ago, I had a wonderful opportunity to meet with some top designers from around the country, to discuss the business of design. The 3 day retreat was located in beautiful sunny Tucson Arizona.

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Fall Fun

Treat yourself to the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor, or one of the many local Fall Festivals like the Warwick Applefest. Just get outside with friends & family and have some Fall Fun!

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The common element throughout is good design. There’s always a reason why an element is chosen for a certain place, whether it’s a colorful painting in a room or a specific fabric on a chair. There’s also a functionality to every item that is unique to each project’s solution. It’s sort of like an oversized jigsaw puzzle with a place and reason for each piece.

“Your rooms are like a painting. Each component is a brushstroke to create the whole picture. It’s magic every time!”