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FLOWER POWER

With the heat index nearing 100 degrees in Atlanta today, I have spent a leisurely but productive Sunday making jewelry, reading magazines and catching up with my DVR library.  I also took a peek outside, at my planter boxes, and was thrilled to see that my flowers have not succumb to the heat.  There are so many wonderful things about the Summertime, but there’s…

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JUNE WEATHER + ATLANTA=CUTE RAIN BOOTS

I moved from Seattle to Atlanta 10 years ago, thinking I had finally escaped the rain capital of the world.  Very quickly I found out that it actually rains more (statistically) in Atlanta than Seattle.  And, the rain in Atlanta is very different.  One minute the sky is clear and sunny and the next, dark grey clouds move in and…

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DESIGN CRUSH: TOBI FAIRLEY

The world of Interior Design is full of incredibly talented and inspiring designers, but now and then I come across a designer that takes my breath way.  Right now, that designer is TOBI FAIRLEY.  In 2009, Tobi was selected by Traditional Home Magazine as one of the Top 20 Young Designers in America. Tobi designs rooms that are classic and elegant,…

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PRETTY PLATES

Have you ever come across an item(s) and the only thing that comes to mind is WOW! We’ll, my latest wow moment came when I opened the June issue of House Beautiful and saw the beautiful collection of melamine plates.  Besides WOW, my only thought was, boy have plastic plates come a long way!  french bull   french bull La Plates   Target…

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IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK

Wallpaper is making a comeback and its fabulous to see that there are so many new and stunning wallpaper designs hitting the market today.  Not only can wallpaper add beauty to a room, but in many ways wallpaper can do something that paint simply cannot–add texture, depth and enhanced visual interest. Some of  the most innovative wallpaper designs being developed…

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DESIGN CRUSH: SARAH RICHARDSON

Every since I started watching Design Inc., and Room Service, I’ve developed a major design crush on Canadian designer Sarah Richardson.  She is just fabulous!  There are so many things I admire about Sarah, but first and foremost is her innovative approach to design.  While she does use some signature elements in the rooms she designs (button closure pillows), she always designs rooms…

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WORDS TO INSPIRE

One Can Never Consent To Creep When One Feels An Impulse To Soar! –Helen Keller

DOUBLE TAKE

In the world of decorating, two is sometimes better than one. These spaces are more beautiful and distinct because of the double exposure of furnishing and accessories.  What piece of furniture or accessory would you love to have two of? Photos:  Coastal Living (1,2,3) Southern Living (4), Markham Roberts (5), Cottage Living (6,7)

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