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BACK TO WORK

I am back at my desk after being away for 8 days, and I am overwhelmed with the stack of papers and clutter that I’m looking at. Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a certified “neat freak”, someone who believes that everything has a place, and that there is a place for everything.  Piles, clutter, mess and stacks drive me crazy. …

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MENTAL ESCAPE

I have been attending the Atlanta Gift and Home Furnishings Show for the last 9 days and I am a bit drained by all the mental and visual stimulation that occurs while I am at market.  Don’t get me wrong, I love to look at all the new furniture, decorative accessory and gift products coming to market, but nine days of …

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DESIGNING IN DENIM

As seen during Spring and Summer runway shows, denim is a hot fabric trend in the fashion circuit.  While that may not seem unusual, given that denim is a staple in just about everyone’s wardrobe, denim as a new, hot  fabric trend in the home furnishings industry is what is taking people off guard. Years ago, it was not unusual to…

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READING IS FUNDAMENTAL

A few months ago I attended a design seminar at SCAD Atlanta, where the panel of design experts (fashion and interior) told the audience that one of the best resources for design inspiration is international design magazines.  Already a magazine addict, reading just about every major US design publication, I immediately ran to my local Barnes and Noble and picked up a…

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HONEY, WE’RE HAVING TWINS!

There is something so charming about bedrooms outfitted with twin beds.     via house beautiful     via house beautiful     The color palette dressing up these twin beds in light-hearted and at the same time sophisticated. via coastal living     Together or apart…     via house beautiful Formal or Fun.  Twin beds are so in…

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20 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT SUMMER

1.  CUTE, SPORTY BICYCLES…old school style! via amazon 2.  SASSY SUNDRESSES in nostalgic madras plaids! via old navy 3. FUN & WHIMSICAL FLIP FLOPS–the ultimate go to summer shoe! via amazon 4. WATERMELON AND BLACKBERRIES–alone or together, summer wouldn’t be the same without them! via two peas and their pod 5.  FLIRTY SUMMER SKIRTS-Cool, Comfortable and stylish! via forever 21 6.  CLASSIC…

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WORDS TO INSPIRE

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.   Maya Angelou  

DESIGN CRUSH: ERINN VALENCICH

I so admire the very talented design and lifestyle expert Erinn Valencich.  Not only does Erinn posses incredible interior design skills, but she is also a style expert in the field of cooking and entertaining. Having grown up in Northern California on a horse farm, and moving with her family to Los Angeles at the age of 9, Erinn’s style aesthetic mixes the casual, comfortable…

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