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Janet Parrella-Van Den Berg

Born in Holland, having lived in the US, Switzerland and Australia, and now calling England home, Janet Parrella-Van Den Berg’s well-traveled and cultured lifestyle helped propel her to launch her successful interior design business, White & Faded.

Aside from her innate talent and knack for interior design, Janet’s upbringing certainly influenced her love for design and antiques as she grew up in a home filled with museum-quality furniture and décor. …


A home office has unique needs. Unlike the rest of the home, where comfort and convenience are typically the priorities, a home office is a place that needs to foster focus and productivity. Whether you work from home full-time or simply have a room dedicated to paying bills and reading, a home office must be designed in a way that prevents distractions and choosing office blinds is a big part of that equation.

Creating a work sanctuary in your home can be a Herculean task, with family, pets, phones, and TVs just a few feet away to distract you —…


Have you ever been thinking about more ways to maximize the value of your outdoor space? Whatever you personally have in your outdoor extension — a garden, a little communal space for the family, an outdoor kitchen, a play area for the kids — all that would mean nothing if you don’t protect it from extreme conditions.

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When we speak of designing outdoor spaces, the most important factors to consider are site, function and budget. As we go through adding design changes to our homes, we should start looking at them as investments. Treat your outdoor space as new-found square…


Just this year, The Sacred Crafts launched an engineered, reclaimed wood flooring collection, Kudmai, which is crafted from decommissioned and vintage fishing boats found in the coastline of Thailand. To give us a closer look at the Kudmai collection and The Sacred Crafts brand, Founder Matthew Harkins shares his story.

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Can you briefly explain your sourcing process? Who do you work with in Thailand?

It’s really hard to express how exciting it is to make this product. This is why we also spend the time to document our experiences and share the adventure with our audience. Setting up the supply…


Led by husband and wife team, Jeremy (a licensed painting contractor and skilled artisan) and Michele Harnish, JH Wall Paints’ eco-friendly and sustainable lime and mineral-based products were launched this year to elevate the aesthetics of our living spaces, while improving the air quality in our homes. When applied, it absorbs and removes harmful carbon dioxide from the air in the curing process, thus improving interior air quality.

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Unlike JH Wall Paints, many other lime paints and washes use acrylic primer followed by lime paint and then an acrylic sealer, which defeats the organic, healthy nature of the lime paint…


A firm believer in design’s ability to affect our mood and well-being, Victoria Bell designs homes that bring a sense of calm and comfort to her clients’ lives, whatever that may mean to them. To Victoria and her inspired-living approach to design, our homes should first and foremost reflect who we are and the lives we want to live. Working collaboratively with her clients and gaining a better understanding of who they are and what styles, colors, and materials they prefer, Victoria takes her clients ideas and brings to life the visions they couldn’t quite pull together themselves. …

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