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Decorator Review: Susan Ferrier

Interior designer Susan Ferrier is one of the masterminds that make up the McAlpine Booth & Ferrier decorating firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Although Ferrier was born and raised in New York, she found her home in the deep south when she graduated from design school. Now, she uses the diversity to design stunning homes. Although her projects are managed from …

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Decorator Review: Jan Showers

Jan Showers Interior Design | Bestlaminate Designer Review

Interior designer, Jan Showers has a unique style. It’s glamorous, but it’s never over the top. It’s timely but it also incorporates traditional stylistic appeal. It’s comfortable yet chic. With such a diverse approach to décor, you might wonder where she gets her inspiration. According to her website, she finds it in art, travel, fashion, fine antiques and objects, and …

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Decorator Review: Alessandra Branca

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If you’ve ever wanted to marry traditional design elements with everyday luxury, then you’ll want to get to know interior designer Alessandra Branca. Branca was born in Rome. Perhaps it was her historic hometown that taught her the importance of living among art and elegance. Or perhaps it was her upbringing in the Italian city that inspired her to appreciate …

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Decorator Review: Thad Hayes

Thad Hayes - City, Country, Beach - Bestlaminate Designer Review

Some interior designers get carried away with their work. They fill rooms to the brim with sculptures, art, and color. When all is said and done, the homeowner is left with a style that’s not quite fitting with their taste. That’s not the case with Thad Hayes. Hayes’ designs have been described by Architectural Digest as, “… wielded restraint so …

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Decorator Review: Get to Know the Decorating Duo at JamesThomas

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Since 2003, JamesThomas LLC has brought comfortable, chic living to their clients. The interior design firm is named after the two founders, James Dolenc, and Thomas Riker. As a team, they have worked on projects both internationally and across the United States. Individually, they’ve each accomplished a tremendous amount in their careers. Meet James James started as a commercial designer, …

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Decorator Review: Up and Coming Designer, Margaret Kirkland

Margaret Kirkland

When Margaret Kirkland was named “15 under 40” by Atlanta Home’s and Lifestyle Magazine in 2014, she solidified her spot as an up and coming designer. Kirkland is the owner of Margaret Kirkland Interiors. Before she ventured out on her own she worked for 15 years in New York and Atlanta with Dan Carithers Design Consultants. During that time, Kirkland …

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Decorator Review: Candice Olson

Candice Olson_ Devine Design

Candice Olson is one of the most prolific interior designers in North America. Her Toronto-based home-makeover show on HGTV (or the W Network if you’re Canadian) called “Divine Design” is one of the top watched shows. Beyond the TV screen, Candice has years of design experience. She freely shares this experience and her tips in another TV show called “Candice …

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Designer Review: Master Craftsman, Tim McClellan

Tim Mclellan Designs

When you think of a designer, you probably don’t think of a master craftsman. But soon-to-be contestant on HGTV’s “Ellen’s Design Challenge” and founder of Western Heritage Furniture is just that. Tim McClellan did not aspire to become a designer. Interior decorating wasn’t a passion of his – until recently. One day, he bet his girlfriend that he could design a …

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Decorator Review: Creating a Home With Taylor & Taylor

Creating a home with Taylor & Taylor

Building a foundation, four walls, and a solid roof is easy. Creating a home takes passion, inspiration, and smarts. That’s the philosophy behind Taylor & Taylor, a design firm based in Florida and managed by William & Phyllis Taylor. The Taylors didn’t start their career together. Each designer in this power duo apprenticed separately in Florida with other leading design …

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Decorator Review: Caitlin McCarthy

Caitlin & Caitlin Design Co.

When a network, such as HGTV chooses a designer to watch, we listen! The Overall Winner in 2014 for HGTV’s Fresh Faces of Design was Caitlin McCarthy. This designer took a small space and turned it into a work of art using her chic style and smarts. Caitlin McCarthy isn’t new to the design world. Her firm, Caitlin & Caitlin …

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