Functional vs. Decorative Kitchen Lighting

I love lighting! Decorative lighting can be seen as a form of artwork or an accent piece in a room or a functional aspect to modern living. Focusing on lighting elements can help define space or create a powerful vignette. I always tell my clients that the goal is to control the eye. We really… Continue reading Functional vs. Decorative Kitchen Lighting

There is Nothing Like a Hot Bath

Sometimes, there is nothing like a hot bath to take all the worries away! I find that typically my clients are passionate about their bathtubs if they want one. And now, there are several approaches to purchasing, designs for installing and locations to consider outside of the traditional approach. Let’s discover a few together: LOCATION:… Continue reading There is Nothing Like a Hot Bath

Nature Inspires the Organic Fabric Line

I love to hike! There is just something about being outside all day and working hard physically that feels so very rewarding! My favorite place to hike is the White Mountains and taking on a 4000’ mountain. Typically, with these vertical climbs, I need to sit and catch my breath. It is in these restful… Continue reading Nature Inspires the Organic Fabric Line

Key Elements to Selecting the Right Cabinetry Supplier

Are you in the market for new cabinetry either in your bedroom, bathroom or closet? If so, it probably means two things are happening: You have a much larger job ahead of you than just selecting a new cabinet. You are in the midst of making a lot of complex decisions in a short amount… Continue reading Key Elements to Selecting the Right Cabinetry Supplier

What Sets amy dutton Home Fabrics Apart

I am often asked why I started a fabric line. Well, it was actually a reaction to a few things happening. Mostly… it morphed from one thing into another. In 2013, I had a series of very difficult projects and really needed a way to express some fun creativity. At the same time, I had… Continue reading What Sets amy dutton Home Fabrics Apart

Blue Pottery

What is special about Jaipur Blue Pottery? When I was in India, I couldn’t resist visiting one of the famous Jaipur Blue Pottery manufacturing plants and store. And… I brought home some very special finds just for you! Jaipur Blue Pottery is created from mixing quartz stone powder, powdered glass, Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth), borax,… Continue reading Blue Pottery

Why Architecture is an Important Part of Design Inspirations

When I design, the beauty of buildings inspires me. From the very simplistic to the extremely intricate, I appreciate what Architects – both current and historic – have created. With these in mind, I designed a line of fabric. My graphic line of fabric is inspired by architecture. This line has a very defined and… Continue reading Why Architecture is an Important Part of Design Inspirations

How to Make Fabric Selections Easy

I recently spent two days at the Boston Design Center taking Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain my ASID (American Society of Interior Design) status. It was not exactly exciting (especially on beautiful fall days), but I love learning and meeting other professionals. I have a ton of respect for Interior Design professionals who work… Continue reading How to Make Fabric Selections Easy

Rugs that Complete the Picture

I’ll admit, I have terrible feet. Terrible! I can’t walk barefoot on the floor, but I can walk barefoot on rugs! I nice rug, even better! Now, while Pappelina rugs are functional woven plastic and perfect for a mudroom or kitchen, they are are graphic and fun but… not necessarily easy on the feet. The Juipar… Continue reading Rugs that Complete the Picture