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Sitting With...Becki Owens

Sitting With...Becki Owens

Interior designer, home stager, and now lighting designer - Becki Owens is doing it all!  With both her her parents renovating houses, and her dad having a paint store, Becki was basically born into the world of interior design, so it’s no surprise that this is where life has taken her.  Now a popular designer, blogger, and trendsetter Becki Owens is well known for her fresh “Pinterest-worthy” designs. When the opportunity to collaborate with Hudson Valley Lighting arose she brought the same design approach to her collection of simple yet elegant lighting.  Excited to learn of this collaboration, we reached out to Becki to get some more insight on her collection and design philosophy.  Let’s see what she had to say.
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A Farewell to the Prince of Chintz: Remembering Mario Buatta

A Farewell to the Prince of Chintz: Remembering Mario Buatta

The interior design world lost a legend last week with the passing of Mario Buatta. Affectionately known as the “Prince of Chintz” Buatta passed away October 15th from complications of pneumonia. Mr. Buatta’s career spanned more than five decades, and he worked with numerous celebrities designing their homes. The list of his famous clients include Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Barbara Walters, and Malcolm Forbes. To honor his memory, today we’re going to look back at the life and work of Mario Buatta
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Sitting With...Katie & Ruben Gutierrez of Errez Design Studio

Sitting With...Katie & Ruben Gutierrez of Errez Design Studio

Based in South Florida, this husband and wife design team aim to make every project fun. They work closely with their clients, and want to tell your story through design, which is certainly an idea we can get behind. After making it through their busy season, Katie and Ruben finally got a chance to take a bit of a breather and answer some questions for us.
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Who You Gonna Call? How to Find the Right Interior Designer

Who You Gonna Call? How to Find the Right Interior Designer

While we’re all for DIY here at France & Son blog, sometimes you just need the help of a professional. The world of interior design is one of those realms where, if you don’t have any experience with it, you may feel like it’s best to call in a pro. But putting the fate of your interiors into a stranger’s hands can be a bit daunting. Hiring an interior designer that you don’t click with can cause headache and disappointment, but the right interior designer can make the process go smoothly and (relatively) stress-free. So today we’ll take a look at what steps to take to ensure that you hire the right interior designer for your job.
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Sitting With...Natalie Myers of Veneer Designs

Sitting With...Natalie Myers of Veneer Designs

As soon as we saw the work of Los Angeles-based Veneer Designs does we knew we had to feature them. Maintaining a reverence for architectural history, an appreciation for the natural environment, and an awareness of current design innovations, Veneer Designs creates stunning interiors that you instantly want to call home. We reached out to owner Natalie and she was nice enough to sit down and answer some design questions for us.
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