An Atlanta native, Claire passed on her law school acceptance letters to start her own interior design firm in her hometown.

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High Gloss Blue Blogger Notebook Blogger Journal: High Gloss Blue

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An eclectic mix of bold colors and vibrant patterns celebrates the imperfections of this Colonial-era cottage. » See Photos

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An open kitchen with all white walls and cabinetry, with floors painted in a light striped pattern. Add Style to Drab Floors with a Little Paint

A new look for your floors is as simple as a fresh coat of paint.

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To set off the light-colored furnishings, the designer painted the walls mocha. The dark hue brings sophistication to the cottage appeal. » See More

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