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Certainly the most important part in our photo shoots is our photographer and Chris Brantley is certainly one of the best https://www.facebook.com/chris.brantley.37?fref=ts I have worked with Chris now for almost ten years and I can tell you this man creates magic. All of the prep, selection of models and the design of the room is captured by Chris and he happens to be one of the nicest people to work with as well…what a combination. Thanks Chris. The final result is a photograph that features The Joe Ruggiero Collection: Sunbrella fabrics, Miles Talbott Upholstery and Gat Creek Wood Furniture.

Kid Friendly Home

I believe that “every room should be a living room”. Let the children enjoy all areas of the home. With Sunbrella you need not worry. From “top of bed” to the formal living room you can now enjoy your home with easy clean up in case of spills and enjoy the kids.
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Daughter Beth Entertains

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAVMbpUgMuEBeth’s Easy Summer Grill

Signature Pillow

This pattern, Signature was introduced in 2010 to commemorate our tenth year for the Joe Ruggiero Collection. It is my signature but you will never know because it is blown up many times so that the flow of lines makes a pattern that is different every time it is used for upholstery or in this case a simple pillow.Pillow5

The Look of “Hand Made.”

Our new pattern for Sunbrella is called Hieroglyph and it appears that it has been hand stitchedIMG_0653IMG_0654. This is what new technology is helping us create: fabrics that we all can afford and fabrics we can live with and not worry about spills and damage to priceless textiles.

Happy Birthday

Rest on my Birthday. Best Wishes to all Leos.Artwork_3

Vintage Hollywood

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They were the stars and their images were controlled by the studios, “the image makers.” Hair, make-up, wardrobe, lighting, special effects, all that it took to make the star look glamourous and sexy. These photos are so very different than the candid photos of celebs you see today; grabbing a coffee or walking a dog in shorts and a tee shirt.

I like to Mix Patterns

Mixing patterns

Mixing patterns

Summer Table Setting

From my way of thinking, you can never go wrong with a Blue & White theme for a summer table. I love to find vibrant blue hydrangea in pots to use on the table,

Blue & White table setting; a summer tradition in our house.

Blue & White table setting; a summer tradition in our house.

Potted hydrangeas always a good idea and longlasting.

Potted hydrangeas always a good idea and longlasting.

Like to mix the antique blue willow from our family collections.

Like to mix the antique blue willow from our family collections.

sometimes mixing them with various hues of blue and then a shocking pink bloom. Mix the pottery to continue the theme.

My Daughter’s Vegetable Garden

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