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Posts by Michelle Reid

What is Soft Design Style?

Arched Window - What is soft design style by Michelle Reid at Designer Girl

As a designer I’m a lover of all interior design styles, but as I continue to evolve and gain confidence in my own style I realize that I’m most always drawn to rooms with soft lines. While I appreciate the sleek modernity of contemporary design, the angles always seem a bit too harsh for me…

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How to Choose the Best Counter Stools

We spend so much time and effort designing the perfect kitchen for our homes. It’s where our families spend the most time – and the most money – to ensure that our own heart of the home is fabulous. A lot of emphasis is placed on the kitchen island and the activities that take place there:…

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New Website. New Services. New Season.


Ok, I admit. It was definitely time. But you know when you’re so busy working in your business that the thought of launching a new website seems overwhelming? You just keep pushing it on to next week’s to do list, and then before you know it, it’s three years later! Working with Activate Her Awesome…

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Are You Boho When It Comes To Home Decor?

What is Boho? Wikipedia describes it as this: The term Bohemian is applied to people who live unconventional, usually artistic, lives.  So how do you know if you’re boho chic when it comes to your interiors?  This is truly a style that says “no thanks” to anything that has structure. Bohemians simply don’t care. They…

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Fringe Benefits

How to Do Fringe in 2019 by Michelle Reid at

I love all kinds of texture and right now I’m loving the throwback feel of fringe. But make no mistake – 2019 fringe is not the stuffy turn of the century look that you may be picturing. Oh no. It’s long, luxe and oh so silky. The parallel between fashion and interiors is ever present,…

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Can you DIY?

You’ve heard me say it before, and here goes again: paint is the most inexpensive way to update your home decor. And it goes way beyond walls. I’m not afraid to paint anything, I’ve tackled numerous projects over the years from furniture pieces to speaker grills and when somebody tells me it won’t work it…

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The Designer Girl Process

The Designer Girl Process -- Inspiration

Step inside my head for just a moment as I assemble inspiration photos for my latest commercial project. Just like residential projects, I begin with a few inspiration photos that jump-start the concept for me, and it just kind of takes off from there. But being an interiors professional isn’t just about letting your creative…

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Making Time

I reunited with my gal-pals last night to walk the runway at Veronica MacIsaac’s Fall show. “C’mon, it’ll be fun!” my friend Cheryl (owner of City Models) urged. My head was saying no – it was a Friday night after a busy week of client meetings, job-site checks and endless paperwork – but my heart said…

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Pillow Talk

Craving change now that Spring is almost here? Instead of repainting your walls – accent pillows are one of the quickest and easiest ways to mix things up without completely redecorating a space. They also provide an opportunity to play around with colors and patterns that you may be afraid to try on a larger…

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