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CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association held in Las Vegas. This year it was held January 9th through the 12th. I’ve written and spoke about this before, but it needs saying again that we aren’t moving away from the conveniences of more automation within our […]

Favorites from CES 2018

dog jumping through petWALK door

February 2, 2018

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Here at Pet Decorator central (located in the greater Seattle area), we have been especially focused on up-and-coming pet products, especially in technology in preparation for our own launch. The pet market is HUGE and it only continues to grow. Reports show that spending has doubled between 2003 and 2016 alone. Our founder, Tami Michaels, […]

Top Pet Products of 2017

a dog and cat relaxing together

December 8, 2017

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Last month, a dear colleague asked if I had any advice for gardening in small spaces, such as condo decks or small yards. This is a great subject and it’s the perfect time of year to create something beautiful! The meaning behind ‘Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers’ is that these three elements help create lovely gardens that anyone […]

Thrillers, Fillers, and Spillers (Gardening in Small Spaces)

July 14, 2017

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The iridescent style is having a moment. A crazed moment! From makeup to fashion, it is quickly infiltrating interior design under a variety of names –  holographic, rainbow, and unicorn. Even Starbucks is jumping on the bandwagon by naming a hot pink and blue swirled frappuccino ‘unicorn’. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. There is something […]

Iridescence in a Home Near You

Electroplated Flatware Set by Urban Outfitters

May 19, 2017

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Occasionally, questions come my way and I  just KNOW the answer could help a larger audience. Recently, a listener wrote in with some of his latest housing woes. I’m sure many of you can sympathize! Hi Tami, I have been an on and off listener for an extended period of time.  I try to listen to […]

q&a: home security, water filters, and ants (oh my!)

May 4, 2017

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Hello all!   There’s this slightly country, slightly contemporary, slightly industrial design trend that’s been blowing up my design feeds for the past few months that you may be interested in. While you may not naturally pair “modern” and “farmhouse” style together,  the modern farmhouse trend is already becoming one of the biggest design trends […]

The Modern Farmhouse Interior

modern farmhouse kitchen

April 13, 2017

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I know especially here in Seattle it doesn’t feel like it but as of last week, spring has arrived! With spring, inevitably comes the annual chore of a tradition – spring cleaning. While inside you may be groaning, I am here to tell you that in this day and age, it no longer has to […]

Spring Cleaning Technology Trends


March 27, 2017

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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! And if you’re one of the many who didn’t know Valentine’s Day was coming and couldn’t get a fancy reservation, don’t worry because I’ve got you covered for a romantic evening! These items can be picked up locally today. Why not spend a romantic evening in? Valentine’s Day out at restaurants […]

An Idyllic Last-Minute Valentine’s In

February 14, 2017

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Home automation was a major trend at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) earlier this month. The motif that got me particularly excited though was the automated kitchen – the smart kitchen! More appliances are responding to either your voice or touch of your phone, and less food is getting wasted! FridgeCam – it’s designed to make any old fridge […]

The smartest kitchen – CES 2017


January 16, 2017

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