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Dana Renee

Art + Culture Interiors

Solaz Los Cabos

During my recent travels in Los Cabo, I was afforded an opportunity to do a site visit to a new resort under construction – Solaz Los Cabo.   While many luxury vacation resorts often offer many onsite amenities to lure clientele (which you will certainly find here too), the nature environment of Solaz is the key here. Situated in the semi-desert environment of Baja Sur California, visitors will find a property that strives to blend in perfectly with the landscape.…

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Bliss List Interiors

Mexico Interior Style

Continuing our focus on the country of Mexico, our latest post focuses Mexico interior design. The beauty of this style is that it leaves one with a lot of creative liberties. Mexican design can feel eclectic, it can feel warm and rustic with its use wood tones, pottery clay, and heavy use of earth tones throughout.  Or it can be taken in the direction of using very bright, vivid colors on fabric, walls, and accessories. This wide-ranging variety of design elements…

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Creative's Spotlight The Business of Being Creative

Luis Barragán

My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience. Luis Ramiro Barragán Moffin was destined to create beautiful spaces. Having been born in 1902 into a family of well-to-do of builders and landowners, it is no surprise, that the landscape of his native home, Guadalajara (Jalisco), Mexico, and the influences around him would shape the course of his life. Barragán was a 20th century architect and engineer. While formally trained in civil engineering at Escuela…

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Art + Culture Interiors

México

México! Last month I escaped to Cabo San Lucas with my bestie for a mid-winter vacation. Anyone who knows me, knows that winters are usually hard for me to tolerate. I’d looked forward to this trip for weeks knowing that I would escape to a warm, sunny place, with a beach… my peace place!  Into San Jose Cabo we flew, and immediately the change of scenery lifted my soul. Gone was the cold, dreary rain of D.C. replaced with the…

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Art + Culture Color Crush Interiors

Hiding in the “Shadow” – 2017 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, Shadow 2117-30   “Shadow” has been crowned the 2017 Color of the Year by American paint company, Benjamin Moore & Company. A dramatic statement hue, this deep, rich shade of purple evokes an air of sophistication. Shadow can be used to make a room feel cozy.   I would recommend this splashing this color in a bedroom or living/entertaining area. The use of the color would also pair nicely with a neutral palette by…

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Dana's Musings

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Barack Obama

Tonight I find myself laying on the floor with my laptop not unlike any other night. As I started to scroll through my social media, I started seeing more and more inauguration posts. And I guess, I’ve started to feel a little weepy… 8 years ago, on the eve of the 56th Presidential Inauguration, I was in a major arts and crafts session. There at my dining room table along with my friends in town for the festivities, we were…

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Cloud Nine

Cozy Comfort for Wintertime Snuggles

Winter is officially amongst us. While I’m not really a fan of cold weather, ice, snow, wind, etc., as an introvert I can appreciate any opportunity that allows me to stay inside and curl up on my sofa. Warm hot chocolate or tea, along with a good book or movie sounds like the perfect retreat on a cold day! However, no sofa snuggle day would be complete without a good comfy blanket! Here are nine of cozy blankets that can not…

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Cloud Nine Color Crush

“Nature’s Neutral”

pantone greenery 2017

When Pantone announced its 2017 Color of the Year earlier this month, Greenery, it couldn’t have come at a better moment in life.  The color green is symbolic of many things – restoration, fresh beginnings, nature, life, growth, the environment, etc. As we mark the close of 2016, how amazing is it to have a color that reminds us to pause and take note of what’s around us. In the essence of our souls, green represents health and growth. At…

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Art + Culture Color Crush

Pantone Color of the Year 2017

Pantone Color of the Year 2017

The Pantone Color Institute has announced it color of 2017 – Greenery. Described as “a refreshing and revitalizing shade,”  Greenery, a yellowish-green hue, is all about [the need for] new beginnings.  2016 was definitely a year of anger, division, and  a rough season of politics throughout the world. We could all use a moment to rejuvenate and start anew in the new year. According to Pantone, “Greenery offers us self-assurance and boldness to live life on our own terms, during…

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Art + Culture Interiors The Business of Being Creative

Suites x Design

Over the last couple of years, a number of design fashion houses have tried their hands at hotel interior design.  Enjoying the luxury of these designers is no longer limited to the clothes that we place on our backs. We can now enjoy stylish fashion in the places where we rest our heads. Whether you’re in process of planning your next vacation and looking for a new luxurious experience, or you simply want to add a little something to your home…

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