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Feb 10, 2022

Happy February! I hope you’re thriving and surviving the winter weather.  I’m no longer in my beautiful, magical storefront, and instead I’m working from my converted sunroom.  I’m struggling to feel inspired here, and things have felt really uncertain.  I’m sure you all can empathize with that feeling of being unsettled - but as an interior designer it is extra unsettling because everything from the office is in my basement in boxes. 

When everything feels uncertain, it can be hard to feel confident or to feel joy.  I realized the other day, though, that this could be a time of exploration and curiosity. This could be a time when I find something new rather than lose something, and I’m really excited to think of it that way. You all have been sending me wonderful questions, and I’m excited to dive into them!

This episode, I answer questions about...

[5:59] Home office desk solutions (Debbie)

[13:18] Designing a warm and homey laundry room (Pia)

[19:19] Updating stair railing posts and handrails (Allison)

[28:34] Alternatives to interior design options (Latoyia)

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