How HGTV is Affecting Clients and Interior Designers – Janice Dietz

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Janice Dietz Owner of The Consulting House, Inc., Atlanta, GA Janice Dietz is an award winning interior designer with an architectural background who's been featured on HGTV and was named Best of HOUZZ 2016, 2015, & 2014. Janice has a long history of curating and purchasing museum quality art combined with business experience as executive of Fortune 500 companies. Join me as Janice shares her insights on how HGTV has changed client expectations, how interior designers are making better use of design technology and finding sources for more unique rugs, furniture, art, and fabrics... Read More

Why I Love Classic Traditional Design – Patricia McLean

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Patricia McLean Owner of Patricia McLean Interiors, Atlanta, GA Born in Atlanta and growing up in High Point, North Carolina home of the largest furnishings trade show in the world, it was not hard for Patricia McLean to fall in love with interior design. As a child she was deeply influenced when her parents were building their house. Her mother would take her to the Otto Zenke decorating studio. At this time Otto Zenke and his brother Henry were the preeminent designers of the southeast with offices in Palm Beach, Florida, Greensboro, North Carolina, and London, England. Her mom let her help select the furniture, wallpaper, fabrics and chandelier for her room. A graduate of the University of Georgia's renowned interior design program, Patricia established her business in 1985, two years after graduating. Her offices are in Buckhead, Atlanta. She has taken an active role in supporting her alma mater. She has received awards from the university including being recognized as one of the fastest growing businesses owned by an alumnus. Join me as Patricia explains what it means to be a true traditionalist, clears up common misconceptions about traditional style, and asserts how Atlanta's healthy economy has enhanced her business.   Read More

Traditional Home’s Top 6 Interiors with Designer Rugs in April 2016

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The April 2016 Traditional Home tops this month's interior design magazines so it was hard to pick the six best rooms with designer rugs. There is a seventh room that belongs here, but it was already published in yesterday's blog which you can see hereRead More

11 Blue Rugs Enliven Decorator Showhouses

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The April 2016 Traditional Home has such an eye catching selection of blue fabrics, trim and furniture, it inspired me to search out the best blue rooms and rugs in designer showhouses. Here is my selection of the 11 best blue rooms and blue rugs and in designer showhouses across America. Read More