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T.R.E.C. Philly; Philadelphia Real Estate Consultants

Many years ago it became incredibly apparent that real estate consulting was a natural fit for our design firm, real estate investment entity and construction company.  So often, clients wanted our guidance from the very beginning of the process of finding their dream...

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Good Tidings Of Great Joy; 2017

Good Tidings Of Great Joy; 2017

Composing this gathering is one of my true pleasures of  every year. I cling tight to those I love and this evening is a way for me to show each and every one of them how grateful I am to have them in my life.  Sweet smelling greens, twinkling lights, tiny treasures...

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The Art of the Find

The Art of the Find

Digging for treasures. Seeing possibilities in what has been passed by. Adaptive Reuse. The reimagining of the most prosaic. The perfect piece of loveliness, just how it is. Never will this grow old.....never does it feel like a job. The Art of the Find. No better...

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Good Tidings Of Great Joy – 2016

Good Tidings Of Great Joy – 2016

Every year at this time I am overflowing with a cacophony of my own stories in my own head. Nostalgia has always been a deeply conflicting emotion for me, riddled with both joy and sadness. Feeling the pain of lost loved ones is really just feeling their imprint on...

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PHS Pop Up Gardens – Event Design

PHS Pop Up Gardens – Event Design

Celebrate the start of summer with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Pop Up Gardens and beautiful Tallulah & Bird Event Design! Glowing with appreciate and much gratitude, Tallulah & Bird has once again been selected to design a garden for the annual...

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Autumn – Tallulah & Bird Design Inspiration

Autumn – Tallulah & Bird Design Inspiration

I can not imagine living anywhere without the magic of the changing seasons. As designers, we draw inspiration from anything and everything visual. Autumn, with it's gently floating leaves, enhanced color palette, and revitalized gardens is an art lesson waiting to be...

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Children’s Fairytales

Children’s Fairytales

Some of the most cherished memories that I have stored in my heart include a party! A gathering of friends and family to celebrate something, anything! I have vivid memories of a childhood birthday party of mine where I was given a pink felt hat adorned with a perfect...

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Unbirthday Dinner

Unbirthday Dinner

I just celebrated another birthday.  The number of times I was asked if I feel differently or if I was depressed was the only part of adding another year that diffused the joy that I am still here, surrounded by those I love and embracing life with all that I have....

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The Magic of Light…….

The Magic of Light…….

Creating magical atmospheres is an art that we at Tallulah & Bird Interior Design live for! Vignettes of flowers, ferns, textiles, china, rock candy, pastel cakes, milk glass, juxtaposed with rustic woods and earthy touches.  What a gift to have it all captured by...

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PARIS………

PARIS………

Gertrude Stein, the Montmarte, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Hemingway, F.Scott Fitzgerald...... PARIS! I love to imagine myself  at the Moulin Rouge,  Jane Averil floating across the stage, sipping fine French wine and later, when the night sky is dappled with stars and...

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Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Garden Tours

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Garden Tours

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is one of the true treasures of Philadelphia.  President (and beloved friend) Drew Becher became the 36th President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 2010. Under his leadership, PHS has initiated the Plant One Million...

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Philadelphia Love! The Waterfront!

Philadelphia Love! The Waterfront!

I  truly love the city of Philadelphia, but have always been disappointed at how underutilized the waterfront has been.  Well all of that is changing!  I spent a beautiful Sunday morning walking the waterfront at Columbus Blvd, taking photographs and experiencing the...

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God’s Architect

God’s Architect

Antonio Gaudi, with his drip-sandcastle Cathedral and his whimsically wavy buildings, is one of the main draws that brought us to Barcelona. I'd come to deeply admire him in my early studies of art and architecture as someone whose interpretation of Art Nouveau—a...

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Tallulah’s Talia

Tallulah’s Talia

I have learned so much from my children.  Where I end and they begin is a very blurry line for me.  They each have creative and artistic sensibilities.  Today is the birthday of my youngest, Talia. My Talia has a dancing heart and a singing soul.  She has taught me...

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Paris Cabaret

Paris Cabaret

  This was one of my all time favorite events.  It was so easy to immerse myself in this vision, it was adorned with all of my very favorite things!  I loved the theatrical component to it as well.  Tony Vincent, of The Voice, and star of Jesus Christ Superstar...

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Vintage…

Vintage…

The vintage fineries in this basket will find their way into my creations and my designs.  This is just a small sample of what I have gathered together.  The beaded flower bunches have a beautiful history. and their origin dates as far back as the 1600's.  These are...

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Philadelphia Love In Lights…

Philadelphia Love In Lights…

I love the city of Philadelphia. Over the past 30 years of living here, I have watched the renaissance that has made this city one of the best in the country.  Each of the distinct neighborhoods embody a personality that is uniquely its own and each of them have so...

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Hope is the thing with feathers—

That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all

—Emily Dickinson

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Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all —Emily Dickinson

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Magic

A spontaneous wax sculpture created by the dance of a flame ; the fragrance of a Garden Rose; the romance of the Peony; the flight that lives inside a feather; the luminous reflection of a mirror; my magic makers……….

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A day of THANKS.

A day of THANKS.

Thanksgiving is something different for everyone. Having all of my family in New England has complicated the holidays for me a lot. Sometimes we travel to Vermont, sometimes it is impossible. We love the traditions implemented by my parents, grandparents and great...

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Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Nostalgia is a powerful emotion. It transports the soul to a place of fondness and comfort. A place that lives in the heart and plays a significant role in who you become. I was not always cognitive of the strong influence my grandparents and my Auntie Gloria were in...

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Spectacular furs (with a heart)

Spectacular furs (with a heart)

Here are a few of the beautiful fur coats that just arrived on time for the impending chill. I think they are wonderful, and I love that they are cruelty free. I call them teddy bear fur, the only kind I would consider. Most styles are able to ship before the...

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Elements Ribbon Cutting

Elements Ribbon Cutting

This was a such a fun event to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the beautifully developed Horsham Center by Elements Korman Communities. We transformed the raw space into an inviting environment to be enjoyed by the approximately 200 attendees. Tommy Conwell provided...

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Container from Europe has Arrived!

Container from Europe has Arrived!

I can not overstate the joy I feel when hunting for the pearls in a sea of madness. And madness it is! Imagine thousands of interior designers, collectors, and retailers awake at the crack of dawn, awaiting the ritualistic opening of the gates, clamoring to get...

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BE SURE TO WEAR SOME FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR

BE SURE TO WEAR SOME FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR

The plane ascended and the city got smaller and smaller and the tears would not, could not stop. The lyrics played in my head "if you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair". She had been singing it all summer.... and now there would be...

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Alameda Flea Market

Alameda Flea Market

We just spent the past week in San Francisco moving my youngest daughter Talia (more on that later in my next post). We had so much fun working on her apartment, much of which was plucked out of the piles at the Alameda flea market. I can not recommend it enough. It...

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For The Love Of A Dog

For The Love Of A Dog

It has been about a year now since Amber slowly lowered herself down to the floor and was unable to get back up.  Her tail was wagging, and her lovely brown eyes connecting with whomever would lay by her side.  The vet was summoned and determined she was not in pain....

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Love Locks

Love Locks

This bridge is over the River Rhine  in Cologne Germany, leading to the High Cathedral of St. Peter.  This is Germany's most visited landmark attracting an average of 20,000 people a day.  Locks of love cover...

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Terrace Potting Armoire

Terrace Potting Armoire

Old gothic window was used to create this gorgeous potting armoire.  Much of the pottery was found in Belgium flea markets.  The aromatic lavender makes lounging on this terrace a sensory extravaganza.

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