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New House Diary: Master Bedroom Design Plan

Hi friends.  I’ve decided to start a new series here on the blog called New House Diary.  The new series document the decorating journey of our new home.  I’ll be sharing the design plans as well as before and after photos so you can see the spaces come to life.  I’ve already shared the design plans for the office  and the living…

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Design Guide: Mixing Metal Finishes In The Kitchen

Have you noticed that more and more kitchen designs are incorporating a mix of finishes in their hardware?  Gone are the days of hardware, lighting and appliances  all being one finish like brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze.  Today it’s an eclectic mix of design details that bring a space to life. When you’re planning your kitchen hardware selections, think…

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Favorites Of The Week (a whole lot of pretty)

Cheers to the weekend! It looks like this is going to be the last warm weather weekend in Atlanta for a while so I’m hoping to head to the park and enjoy the sunshine.  Also on my to-do list  is more work getting my office organized. #ugh  I keep changing my mind on the bookcases I want so right now I…

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Caliente-Benjamin Moore 2018 Color Of The Year

  This is the time of year when we start seeing color and design predictions for the coming year.  Following a year of in-depth research and culling through thousands of colors, Benjamin Moore has picked a bold, dynamic red called Caliente.   Ellen O’Neill, Director of Strategic Design Intelligence for BM describes Caliente like this… ” Strong, radiant and full…

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The 5 Most Versatile Decorative Accessories You Can Own

One of the things I noticed when we were packing and again as we’ve been unpacking is that I have an overload of decorative accessories.  One reason for my ‘collection’ is a result of my profession as a designer and the other I blame on my need to change-up my decor on a regular basis. As I’ve been unpacking, I’m trying…

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Holiday Workshops With Steve McKenzie’s

Holiday Workshops with Steve McKenzie’s One of the things I love to do is conduct decorating workshops. So, I’m thrilled to be partnering with Steve McKenzie’s again this year to conduct two fun & creative holiday workshops.  In each workshop I’ll be sharing unique and stylish holiday decorating ideas that you can use in your own home. The first workshop…

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Book Review: Making House | Designers At Home

You all know I love design books.  I am constantly checking my favorite book publishers websites to see what new books are being released throughout the year.  Getting a new book feels like Christmas morning so you can only imagine how thrilled I was when I received some happy mail recently.  The great folks over at Rizzoli sent me a…

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Fall Tablescape Design–Autumn Elegance

Hi friends.  You might have noticed that I’ve been challenged with keeping a regular blogging routine that past couple of months. Life has been a whirlwind of activity lately with the move to our new house, work demands and an extended vacation thrown into the mix. I’ve wanted to be here with you everyday but as I struggled to keep…

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