Welcome to the Designer Girl Blog with Michelle Reid

Have You Met Quatrefoil?

By Michelle Reid | February 21, 2015

What is it about this four lobed motif that has me swooning? Popular during the Gothic era, it is enjoying a re-appearance in many design forms. Do you love it’s curves like me?

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Practical Glam

By Michelle Reid | February 21, 2015

I love this because…..I think I was a crow in a past life! Give me sparkle and I’m a happy girl!  It works because…..Life is stressful and serious, so everyone needs a bit of glam in their lives.  I use it to…..Influence my design decisions when working on home décor,…

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Does Your Foyer Say Who You Are?

By Michelle Reid | February 21, 2015

Foyers are the logical first place in your house to share your personality – a chance to give your guests a taste of your design style and create the anticipation of what’s ahead. It’s an important place in the home to make a statement, but aiming for a ‘welcoming’ feel…

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Chartreuse…even its name sounds stylish.

By Michelle Reid | January 27, 2015

Who else but a quirky designer (me!) would be shopping in a home decor store and end up purchasing a new crystal bracelet in chartreuse?     Have you met chartreuse? It’s a bright, eye-catching color that is halfway between green and yellow. I tend to like obscure shades like…

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Keep your cool with warm whites

By Michelle Reid | August 3, 2014

Something about the hot weather lately has me drawn to rooms decorated in warm whites. It brings to mind a relaxed cottage-y vibe….you know, gauze curtains billowing in the ocean breeze…. but it goes way beyond that calming and tranquil feel. I love the sense of spaciousness in a room decorated with layered…

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