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Relocation Alert: 3 Hot Spots for the Finest in Furnishings

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 07/26/2017
Relocation Alert: 3 Hot Spots for the Finest in Furnishings

When moving to a new state or city, the decor is often an afterthought. If moving due to a corporate relocation, finding a suitable living space close to the new office is your top priority. If the family has children, prime school districts are front and center in living choices. The fact is, finding that…

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4 Tips for Making an Instagram-worthy Image

Posted By: Savannah Blitch Published: 07/17/2017
4 Tips for Making an Instagram-worthy Image

Whether you’re looking to curate a business account or spruce up your personal one, here are some ways to make sure that every photo in your Instagram feed is on point. Balance & Composition @burtoo Instagram’s built-in photo editor has a very handy tool called “Adjust,” which lets you crop and rotate your photos with…

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How to Make Your Home Sell

Posted By: Savannah Blitch Published: 07/12/2017
How to Make Your Home Sell

Looking to start prepping your home for its big debut? Here are 5 tips to selling your home the smart way. Summer may not be the best season for selling, but early autumn comes up quicker than you think, and it’s important to take the necessary time so that when the time is right your…

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Prime Time for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 07/11/2017
Prime Time for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

As most retailers will tell you, or as you have personally witnessed by the consistently closing doors, the extraordinarily successful brick-and-mortar retail economy of the 20th century has become a casualty of the internet. Most fitting, on Amazon Prime day, we recognize Amazon as the continuing, unstoppable force in this steady disruptive march against retailers.…

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Colormix® It Up! 3 Color Palettes for 2018

Posted By: Savannah Blitch Published: 07/19/2017
Colormix® It Up! 3 Color Palettes for 2018

Sherwin-Williams predicts a year of new beginnings and productivity with its color palette forecast for 2018. In the Valley of the Sun, the summer weather forecasts can sound like a broken record, stuck on “sunny” and “in the 100s,” and you soon find you'll do just about anything to find a distraction from the monotony…

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5 Tips for the Best Outdoor Kitchen for Entertaining

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 07/19/2017
5 Tips for the Best Outdoor Kitchen for Entertaining

What’s the best recipe for a great outdoor kitchen for entertaining? Of course, the grill is the main ingredient in an outdoor kitchen -- but it doesn’t begin and end there. Designing an outdoor kitchen starts with complementing a home’s architectural aesthetic and environmental considerations, includes functionality and ends with years of enjoyment. Location. Location.…

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Does Brand Loyalty Have a Future?

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/28/2017
Does Brand Loyalty Have a Future?

The evolution of technology is shaping consumer lifestyle and affecting brand loyalty. Woven into the fabric of everyday living, changing how we communicate, how we absorb media, interact with our friends, and how we perceive technology itself. Time is not as readily spent on learning new gadgets simply because it looks fun, consumers question the…

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The Rise of Content & Commerce

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/30/2017
The Rise of Content & Commerce

Future of Brick-and-Mortar The retail industry has been seeing an increase in e-commerce with an underlying fear the business model is suffering a slow but eventual demise. The fact is, the retail industry has been slow but steady, and rather than a decline in brick-and-mortar we have been seeing a fusion of online sales and…

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Price Like a Luxury Professional

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/15/2017
Price Like a Luxury Professional

When just starting a new business, or revamping the pricing model for an existing business, one of the more difficult decisions is whether to bill hourly or charge a flat fee. It can be far less stressful if you keep in mind one overriding principle, you are a luxury professional and your pricing should reflect…

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Marsden Hartley, Still Life with Flowers, 1941

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/10/2017
Marsden Hartley, Still Life with Flowers, 1941

The compositional symmetry, black outlining of forms, infilling of intense color, and two-dimensional rendering of space and forms reminiscent of folk art, all reference the Marsden Hartley’s studies in Germany during 1913-1915 of Bavarian hinterglasmalerei (reverse painting on glass). He was subsequently exposed to early American reverse painting on glass at the Ogunquit art colony…

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