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A lesson in bedroom furniture placement for the design savvy by Michelle Reid at Designer Girl Interiors

A lesson in Bedroom Furniture Placement for the Design-Savvy!

By Michelle Reid | May 18, 2019

One of the most common questions I get from clients is how do I arrange my bedroom furniture?  And by furniture they really mean, where do I place my bed? After all, it has the lead role in this very important space. Add in night stands, dressers and windows and wow! All…

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What is Soft Design Style?

By Michelle Reid | April 21, 2019

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…

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How to Choose the Best Counter Stools

By Michelle Reid | April 3, 2019

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…

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New Website. New Services. New Season.

By Michelle Reid | March 20, 2019

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!…

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Are You Boho When It Comes To Home Decor?

By Michelle Reid | March 11, 2019

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.…

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How to Do Fringe in 2019 by Michelle Reid at

Fringe Benefits

By Michelle Reid | February 26, 2019

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…

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Can you DIY?

By Michelle Reid | February 23, 2019

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…

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The Designer Girl Process -- Inspiration

The Designer Girl Process

By Michelle Reid | February 23, 2019

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…

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Making Time

By Michelle Reid | May 30, 2015

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…

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Pillow Talk

By Michelle Reid | March 8, 2015

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…

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