Vera Dordick

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Vera Dordick is a global communicator, and creative provocateur. She holds degrees in Journalism/Russian and Pastry and has had a life-long affair with creativity. Her dabbling focuses on interior design, including DIY, jewelry, cakes, sugar flowers, and fiber arts of all kinds.
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Posted in Architecture | by Vera Dordick, on February 24, 2021

Make Your Bridgerton Fantasy Come True in this Grand English Country Estate

The Bridgerton series on Netflix had lots of people fantasizing, and now you can enjoy your own version of the wildly popular story by renting a grand country estate in Suffolk, England. Located in East Anglia, the house is actually named “Sense and Sensibility,” so you can imagine yourself in that classic tale if you...

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Posted in Buying Guides | by Vera Dordick, on February 23, 2021

Make Your Own Authentic Italian Pies in An Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Wood-fired pizza ovens are the latest must-have for your backyard cooking experience. You might think that you need to eat a lot of pizza on a regular basis to justify installing one in your outdoor living space, but they are actually a very versatile addition. Sure, you can bake spectacular pizzas whose wood-fired flavor will...

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Posted in Architecture | by Vera Dordick, on February 22, 2021

Historic South African Farm Restored to Original Splendor with Modern Comforts

A historic farm in the western Klein Karoo area of South Africa was rescued from ruin and transformed into an award-winning compound. Saota architects acquired the farm in 2016 with the aim of restoring the six historical structures on the property, along with four hectares of fallow fields, into a working olive farm. So spectacular...

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Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on February 16, 2021

Try These Home Decor Ideas for a Huge Difference in Your Space

Changing seasons can fuel the desire for something new in your environment, from tidying up to freshening the decor in your house. It’s easy to swap out a few pieces or paint a wall to try and make things look different, but making the right impact is important. Sometimes a random new piece of furniture or an accessory...

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Posted in Buying Guides | by Vera Dordick, on February 16, 2021

Griddle vs Grill: Both Are Winners for Your Outdoor Kitchen

You’re ready to upgrade your outdoor cooking space and buy a new grill…but maybe you need a griddle instead? Many people are aware of the different types of grills and maybe even smokers, but they haven’t even heard about outdoor griddles. This is really a shame because some may end up using a griddle just...

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Posted in Interiors | by Vera Dordick, on February 16, 2021

20 Ideas for Using Artwork to Add a Pop of Color to Your Space

“Add a pop of color” is design advice that just about everyone has heard. It’s likely that people reach for a throw, a pillow, a colorful rug or accessory when they need a bold accent. But how about adding a brightly hued piece of art for that burst of color? Choosing to use art accomplishes...

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