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Decorator Girl, a premiere decorating service in the Jacksonville Florida area, is owned and operated by Liz Studer. Offering everything from decorating, personal shopping, and design - call Liz today for help making your spaces chic and unique.

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Kitchen Styling

A question that comes up quite often with clients is how do I use accessories in my kitchen? So let's use my kitchen for example and look at some of the details I have added...

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If you are lucky enough to have some cabinetry in your kitchen that has glass doors, this is a great place to start. Your cabinets can still be functional but this is the perfect place to add some interesting pieces. It's also a great place to style your glassware in interesting ways. I personally like to use a staggering effect. Throw in an urn or prop up a plate or platter on a stand. Use old silver pieces or architectural elements to add interest. They make great additions and add texture and patina. I also love to use fresh fruit to add a bit of color and I always try to incorporate succulents. They are a perfect addition to any room.  It's time to try something new... make sure styling your kitchen is on the menu!

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Quartz is the New Granite

Granite countertops seem to be all the rage these days but I am here to tell you there is a better material on the market and it is here to stay!

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Quartz is the leader in durability and flexibility. Unlike Granite which has to be re-sealed once a year, Quartz never has to be sealed and has very little maintenance. Quartz is a man-made stone that uses 75% recycled materials. The stone is also nonporous and nonabsorbent making it the perfect material for food preparation areas. Quartz is also a great option because it is very uniform so you don't have to worry about any imperfections or long veins that could be present in granite. In terms of pricing, Quartz usually starts at a level 6 granite price point so there is a bit of premium for the product but you can’t beat it’s benefits in comparison! Cambria, one of the leading manufacturers of quartz, has recently released a “jumbo” size slab measuring 65.5” by 132” which means fewer seams and better color matching. With all this in mind, it’s time to build that giant island you have always wanted with the perfect quartz countertop as the finishing touch!

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