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LVFM Jan 13 242 LVFM Jan 13 210 LVFM Jan 13 177 LVFM Jan 13 119 LVFM Jan 13 14 LVFM Jan 13 4It is so exciting to see the changes that are coming in the design world. Technology is making a huge difference in the way we live, and with LED lighting becoming more affordable there are some really exciting changes coming in lighting and how we use light.

As a Lifestylist® it's really important to me that I keep up with changes and trends so Sunday I'm heading to the Las Vegas Market. Usually  go for a day or two, but there are so many great seminars this time I'm going to spend a few extra days to learn about what's new and what we'll be seeing in 2014.

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Decorating Details: Doorknobs

Doorknobs 7 Doorknobs 2We have been making some changes to The Home Idea Factory including creating a new test kitchen / dining space that I’m thrilled with! My contractor did an amazing job, and he really understood what the Lifestylist Design philosophy was all about.

Creating a great team is what can make a room go from ordinary to extraordinary, and finding the perfect doorknobs is a great example of the difference a designer can make. Mike our contractor kept things moving smoothly, and when it came time to buy and install the door hardware he went with a polished brass with a tulip doorknob. Just that small detail held back the overall look I was trying to achieve. the space is an open loft with block walls and its needs a little color and softness to make the space inviting instead of cold.

I decided to try and find glass doorknobs with satin nickel hardware and went to all of my local home improvement stores and architectural supply sources spending hours and hours in the car with no luck. But I know what I wanted and wouldn’t give up.

Then I remembered about amazon.com and decided to give it a try and sure enough, they had them at a great price – under $10.00 a set! I got them quickly and they are exactly what I was looking for.

Here’s a link to what I found – think of what a difference they could make in your home’s personality!