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Hello and happy Tuesday! This post has been a long time in the making. Every now and then I do a post on edesign and/or design in general

as a lot of people have questions about how edesign works and are both curious and intrigued by how this operates. I have done extensive

posts on edesign here, here and here. Nearly many if not all your questions can be answered in going through these past posts, as they

cover just about everything related to his increasingly popular design alternative.

Today is a recap on some very exciting and some “still on going” projects that I am particularly thrilled with. A little background on

each project so you know what the objectives were. This is a long post with a lot to read and see…so grab an extra cup of coffee:)

UTAH. This client is a repeat client and a dream to work with, it helps that she has great taste and loves blue and white! They bought a

very impressive home/horse farm that they knew they were going to give an overhaul to almost right away and recognized it was  in sore

need of some TLC.

They did do some construction right off the bat but a lot of the project involved redecorating. After we worked on the kitchen, breakfast

area, foyer and upstairs master/study, the master bath was next on the list! The master bath before I think we can all agree, was pretty

dismal.

She wanted a light and airy, spa like luxurious master bath and boy, is that what she got! So first a look at the “before” and then get

ready for the after

TEXAS. Another dream client, whom I have worked with before. An absolute delight!  This person wanted to reinvent furniture she already

owned (that her kids deemed out of date and old fashioned) and give this living room new life, with a few updated accessories to bring it

up to date.

So we chose a gorgeous soft cream velvet for the sofa, redid the two pairs of chairs in a fabulous toile and a beautiful pale blue/cream

leopard on the smaller chairs. Replaced the coffee table, had new drapes made, added lamps, brackets and some blue and white…..final

touch was the rug and it was a beautiful transformation indeed. Just love this space.

The old floral heavy chairs were reupholstered in a beautiful soft toile linen and the heavy blue drapes replaced with ivory panels with

a classic Greek Key trim, really lightened things up!

NEW YORK. This is an “in progress” project and a very exciting one. We have a ways to go. Love that my client and and I are completely

on the same page, she is such a pleasure to deal with. So she had made a mistake and bought an expensive secitonal that let’s say did

not come out quite as she had hoped. Since it was basically brand new,  she could not justify getting rid of it. So she had it split into

two sofas and we began our work!

Fabric redo to the rescue. We chose a gorgeous light tan tweedy fabric and redid the sofas. What an astounding difference!

We changed the floorplan to create two separate sitting areas, one facing the TV and the other the fireplace. Chairs have been ordered

along with cocktail tables. We are working on pillows now and added a beautiful side table/console for between the back to back sofas,

and added a pair of my signature blue and white jars. Looking so much better already!!

Ralph Lauren at RL Ranch

Ralph Lauren is the iconic America fashion designer of our time and his 17,000-acre RL Ranch creates a lifestyle that goes far beyond the

design of clothes and furniture.

Ralph Lauren’s ranch creates an authentic Old West atmosphere that blends natural beauty with classic comfort.

Born on October 14, 1939 in the Bronx, New York Ralph Lifshitz became interested in clothes at 12 years old while working part-time in

New York department stores and saved his money to buy clothes.

He changed his Jewish surname to Lauren in the mid-1950s and when he graduated from high school worked as a salesman at the same time

studying business at night.

He quit school after just a few months, then spent time in the army and there began working in fashion.

In 1967 Lauren was hired by Beau Brummell Ties as a tie designer.  His wide, colorful ties were the opposite of the narrow dark neckties

common at the time, which sold well and started a new trend.

Lauren began his own company and the following year launched a line of men’s clothing called Polo, offering styles that were a mix of

English and American styles that sold the image of class.

After a successful menswear launch, he introduced a women’s line in 1977, then after his initial success, Ralph continued to branch out

into children’s clothes, colognes, footwear and home merchandise.

Lauren’s take on life is straight up American.   His houses like his clothes have the patina of time and are timeless classics.

The thing that seems to have inspired him most, the rich at leisure, is a well-orchestrated look of perfection.

One visit to any Polo Ralph Lauren section of a store and you get the look and feel of an English club with casual perfection.

Lauren has the ability to envision an idealized world of class and persuades others to buy into the American image more than any other

fashion designer in history.

His images speak volumes, but more importantly Lauren not only believes in his vision, but lives it.

His idea of living well is, like his designs, is based on a culture he creates.