Clarenda's Cape Cod in North Carolina

Clarenda's Cape Cod in North Carolina

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Janel Laban
Oct 13, 2011

Name: Clarenda
Location: Cary, North Carolina

I live in a 2000 square foot home with my 2 youngest kids, Amira and Asher, and our dog, Chewie. I guess its a Cape Cod (I should know this, right?). I have filled it with things we love, namely art, books, and things Chewie won't chew on. My biggest challenge has been having champagne tastes on an expired beer budget. Also, finding things that are stylish but can withstand my eight year old ninja/power ranger/batman son and a dog who truly lives up to his name.

I am inspired by the marriage of visual art and music - paintings of Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, and Billie Holiday are prized possessions. I also love words and am a confessed and proud bibliophile. If I had to classify my style, I guess it would be modern global. Or maybe ethnic contemporary. Or organic bohemian. Heck, I don't know - I just like what I like.

Thanks Clarenda!

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