Happy Earth Day

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Each year, Earth Day - April 22 - marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it.

At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.

Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson's New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962.  The book represented a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and, up until that moment, more than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health.

Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center.

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Focus on the Bathroom

Welcome to All in the Detail… I am so glad you are here! 

It seems that I have recently been focusing solely on the Kitchen space of the home. Spring is a time of renewal and all of my clients seem to be focusing on the renewal of their Kitchen, so (i.e.) I am focusing on Kitchens.
But, I thought I might just take a little break today (although not really needed or wanted) from the Kitchen and add a little Bathroom time to my focus.
When it comes to Bathrooms, it is probably second on my list of “Love to Redesign”. Although it might be a small room in some homes, the square footage of a Bathroom will never dictate the design impact that it can make on a home.
Check out some of these Jewels of the Home (small and large) from Veranda. And don’t forget – It’s All in the Detail… so be sure to focus in on some of the amazing details:

Now wasn’t that a nice little break from the Kitchen focus?

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Happy Easter

I hope that your Easter Holiday is filled with love and joy....
(and a little cuteness, like these little fellows)