Category: Interior Design

Table Talk

A coffee table is the key element that anchors a seating area. Height, width, depth, material, leg style and apron detail are a few of the thoughts I have in mind as I scour images looking for “the one”. I like a high coffee table, somewhere between coffee and tea table height. A chunky table […]

So Long Summer

I hope your summer was a time spent replenishing your soul. Spending time in the water and the sun has prepared me for a six month period I will be working on a big project. I have never taken an extended period of time away from my work … I decided to this summer! It […]

Little Luxuries

Life can throw you curve balls… little luxuries help me settle feelings of the unknown. My solace in little luxuries began at an early age . Pressed sheets, flowers from my mother’s garden and delicate nightgowns were a natural part of the bedroom. Preparing for some scheduled down time has set me on a shopping […]

Garden Groove

Flowers are blooming and I am spending time on the porch and in the garden. I want to bottle all of the fresh inspiring scents that are in the air staying with them forever. I don’t know how to do that but I have some other ideas. The all over body and house treatment that […]

Color Me Spring 2015

  SPRING IT ON!!!!!       Spring is a time to celebrate the gifts of color and we see this clearly via these 2015 images of art and design.                         Color combinations to think about incorporating into your life.         […]

Who me, a Floral?

As spring approaches I fall in love with color and flowers all over again … every year. Fresh flowers in the house, plans for the gardens, containers and decorating. Florals are patterns I rarely use yet I love flowers. So what is the problem?     I want to figure this out because in between […]

Own your Style

Long flights cause me to think a lot and thinking a lot makes me want to write. I enjoy making short lists of things I want and  need to do or simply journaling. My thoughts at this moment are about growing older gracefully. All of us have priorities that are unique to ourselves. I believe […]

Design Legend Series Part Four: Sister Parish

 The last of my four part design legends series is highlighting  the one and only Sister Parish. Sister Parish is known for her legendary American look and LOVE of color and home.   ” In good decorating, innovation is often the ability to reach into the past and bring back what is good, what is […]

Design Legend Series Part Two: Rose Cumming

      Rose Cumming was an eclectic and electric personality with a glamorous style. Her gutsy clashing of bold colors, metallic wallpapers and glittering chandeliers makes me want to do some decorating! Pull out the floral chintz books, some solid satins, my Sabu leopard and let’s get going… I am in a Rosey state […]

My Kitchen Journey

Clean, simple, fresh. These are the words I would use to describe my kitchen. I am not a cook but over the years I collected a notebook full of images of white kitchens with great stones, stainless appliances and hardwood floors.           I wanted white cabinetry with some glass. The existing […]