My Happy Place

May 16, 2016 Decorating
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As an entrepreneur I love the work that I do and wouldn’t trade it for the world but I work hard! Like ridiculous hours, often on the weekends, plus I travel quite a bit so I hardly ever have time to myself to just relax and veg out. I’m often asked “what do you like to do when you’re not working?” and I feel lame for not having some super interesting answer but the truth is, w …

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5 Tips for Decorating with Plants

May 12, 2016 Decorating
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One of my favorite ways to brighten up my home is to incorporate a bit of greenery which is sure to bring burst of color and life into any room. Plants make your home feel welcoming and inspiring which will in turn enhance your mood and – bonus – many plants filter toxins from the air, acting as natural air purifiers so having them in your home is healthy too! (Win, win!) If you …

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Remembering Malick Sidibé

May 9, 2016 Decorating
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Long before The Sartorilalist was snapping photos of fashionistas on the cobblestone streets of the West Village, there was a young photographer in the West African country of Mali named Malick Sidibé who was pioneering his own genre of street style photography throughout the 50s 60s and 70s. I only first learned of Sidibé several years ago when I stumbled across an exhibition of his w …

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Spring Cleaning Tips – All the Surprising Items in Your Home You Should be Washing

May 4, 2016 House Keeping
Nicole Gibbons Cleaning Tips on the Rachael Ray Show

Springtime means it’s time for spring cleaning! Although I’m sure many of you dread it, giving your home a deep clean a couple of times a year is a necessary chore. And I’m willing to be there are some items in your home that you didn’t even know you should be washing! I recently stopped by the Rachael Ray show to share some useful cleaning tips…From how often you should be washi …

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Project Tour: Inside My Room for Design on a Dime 2016!

May 2, 2016 Decorating
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I recently finished up a charity design project for a wonderful organization called Housing Works that supports the HIV/AIDS community in New York. You’ve probably heard me talk about their Annual fundraiser called Design on a Dime here on the blog before. It’s a charity shopping event where interior designers create beautiful rooms and everything is sold to benefit Housing Works. This y …

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What I’ve been Up to Lately

April 30, 2016 Notes from Nicole
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You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet here on the blog over the past few months. Well, I started out the year with grand intentions of blogging frequently but I’ve been SWAMPED with client work (definitely a good thing), project photo shoots and working on growing my business. During the little downtime I had, I did some traveling plus invested time in a new relationship (!) …

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