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Masculine, Modern Speak Easy

The real star of this bar is the tile: a mirrored tile with an antique patina. It provides a smoky, sleek atmosphere in the bar area that drives that Speak Easy feel home. Raise your hand if you’re ready to be invited to a party at this house!

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Southern Gentleman's Kitchen

We’ve already walked through the transformed foyer and dining room, and today we will FINALLY visit the kitchen. My client loves to cook, entertain, and have lots of friends over. Each year, he hosts an epic Friendsgiving. His kitchen just wasn’t reflecting his personality or lifestyle: enter Gina Sims Designs.

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ECLECTIC COLOR: REVISITED

Our neighbors moved. They were the kind of neighbors who you passed your kids back and forth over the fence and contemplated just putting in a gate. The kind of neighbors with whom you spent every second of snow days and happy hours and dinners on the regular.

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Guests arriving soon? eDesign!

My client just moved from Austin to Atlanta. She and her husband found themselves in a new house that needed some solid design to make it feel like home. She mentioned to me that normally, she enjoys decorating but with so much to do at once she was running out of ideas.

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Rustic, yet Refined Dining Room

The changes to the dining room were simple, but strategic. The paint was refreshed and window sashes were painted a dark charcoal (need new windows but can't afford them? #protip: consider painting them!). Instead of finding new art, we "shopped the house," moved things around, and completely changed the feel of the room.

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Krog Street Loft

Inspired by succulents, brass, copper, green, and contrasting finishes, this kitchen is really a showcase for this breathtaking, artisanal Seneca tile: an 8-inch fan (color way: water lily) each one is hand made when you order it. You can't just show up at Floor & Decor and get some of that. #benefitsofhiringadesigner

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2018 High Point Spring Market

My team and I prevailed upon High Point Market, in High Point, North Carolina. High Point Market happens twice a year and is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, with 2000 vendors in 180 buildings. We had a blast visiting showrooms, attending parties, meeting with our designer friends and finding out what the hot trends will be on the floors of our favorite showrooms in the coming year!

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New Life for an Old Bathroom

Most of the homes built in the 1960s have the same, functional bathroom footprint. When a bathroom like this needs an update, usually we don't have to tear down walls or rethink how the space is used. One of the many strengths of Mid-Century Design is that it is rooted in functionality. Space is used well: it is not wasted.

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The Best Family Patio

This patio was previously used for a swing and bike storage. That's pretty much it. You can see  that this porch provides amazing picture windows along the front of the home, but all you could see was a swing, some bikes, and anything else that found itself on the patio when people walked into the house. That made for a sad mom. We aim to make moms happy around these parts, especially ones who work from home and have to see their houses all day long!

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