Hear what we have been up to at Design + Diplomacy

Art Attack!

March 2015, By Nicole Langelier. I am in the midst of an art attack – I seem to be in the centre of a tornado of beautiful things that seem to be spinning all around me these days. Art is everywhere if you are open to seeing it – from the obvious to the subtle.
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Print on Print

March 2015, By Nicole Langelier. On my last trip to LA for my best friends wedding, I got a lot of compliments on the outfit I wore to the rehearsal dinner – “ I love your print on print!” the ladies said to me over and over. I was indeed wearing ‘print on print’, but
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A RE-Purpose Driven Life

March 2015, By Nicole Langelier. I recently saw a Jerry Seinfeld on the Tonight Show doing a stand up sketch about THINGS – how many ‘things’ we have and how all these ‘things’ move through the value chain from when we first get something new that we love and adore and display, to its ultimate
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Love Connection

February 2015, By Nicole Langelier. When buying a new home, people are buying a dream – and that dream is emotional. As a property stylist I want to hook the buyer emotionally – I want them to walk into that property and feel amazing. I want them to feel excited as they walk from room
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The Imperfectionist

February 2015, By Nicole Langelier. Perfection is for suckers. I have always been more interested in the less than perfect – I like a slightly crooked nose, laugh lines and even a little scar above an eyebrow or just under a chin – these things intrigue me. How did he get that scar? What made
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High / Low

February 2015, By Nicole Langelier. I have a confession – a guilty pleasure you may say… I love Fashion Police (RIP Joan Rivers). Every week until Joan’s untimely death, I would curl up on the sofa and enjoy the good – the bad – and the ugly of the past weeks red carpets and what
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LBD (Little Black Dress)

February 2015, By Nicole Langelier. When it comes to Interior design and styling, I often find myself referencing the LBD (Little Black Dress) – a wardrobe staple for women throughout the ages. ‘How does a dress relate to an interior?’ you may be asking – well I’ll tell you…. A little black dress can be
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Lost and Found

January 2015, By Nicole Langelier. One of the great things about being a stylist and interior designer is the visual feast that presents itself when visiting a property for the first time. There are countless reasons people sell their properties or call on the services of a designer – and often the properties are a
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Design & Diplomacy… Connecting the dots…

There is beauty all around you – sometimes it just needs to be recognised – encouraged – and set free. Sometimes it needs to be nudged – sometimes it’s clear as day. Diplomatic design is young and old, it’s rich and poor, it’s black and it’s white, it’s Jewish and it’s Muslim. It spans all
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