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PURPLE RAIN

It appears that the color of royalty will remain a strong design influence into Fall 2010.  While purple is not a color that I would typically design a whole room around, I do love how it can give a room a shot of modern elegance and sophistication! via elle decor How would you use the color purple in your home?

MY TEN COMMANDMENTS OF INTERIOR DESIGN

As a young child, I was one of those kids that wanted to challenge every “rule” that came my way.  I just didn’t get why some things had to be a certain way…   Why did I have to make my bed every morning? Why did I have to be in the house before dark? Why did I have to take woodworking…

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HEAD OF THE CLASS

Don’t you just love how headboards are really becoming statement pieces in a bedroom?  I love the trend of upholstered headboards and how one can give a traditional bedroom design a fresh, modern feel. But, if you  happen not to be an upholstered headboard convert, there are lots of other wonderful design alternatives that pack jump as much punch. via hgtv via house…

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I WANT A SCHOOL “DO-OVER”

I don’t know about you, but I love the back-to-school season. Back to school always meant new outfits, new shoes, new friends, new activities and lots of  new school supplies. Yes, I am a school supply junkie.  I love going to Target and Staples at the start of the school season to see all the cool items that students now…

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I SEE THINGS IN BLACK and WHITE

If you asked anyone if I was a person who loves color, they would definitely say yes!  I love wearing bold colors, (red is my favorite) and I love to decorate with color.  But, despite my love for color, I can’t help but be attracted to rooms that have minimal color, especially rooms decorated in black and white. To me,…

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PARTY PLANNING 101

 When it comes to party planning, there are some basic rules of thumb: Location, Invitations, Decor, Food & Beverages and Atmosphere. But, how you interpret these “rules of thumb” is what gives your party style and panache.   Here are a few tips to make your next party a fabulous & stylish one! THE LOCATION… When choosing a location, pick a spot…

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DESIGN CRUSH: TORY BURCH

Tory Burch I love that among the most talented American Fashion designers is one of my favorites, Tory Burch.  Designing for the modern woman, Tory has created a following worthy of  icon status.  Her designs epitomize classic american sportswear, yet they have an upbeat, eclectic vibe as well.    Inspired by art, photography, films and travel, Tory credits her aesthetic to the…

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I CAN’T WAIT TO FILP OUT!

Just as the summer is winding down and the thought of unpacking boxes full of Christmas decor is a reality (yes, the boxes have arrived at the store already), there is something exciting to look forward to. FLIPPING OUT! Admittedly one of my favorite reality shows,  I just love the antics of Jeff, Jenny, Zoila and the rest of the gang.  Back…

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