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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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My Home Office Design Plan | The Vision

One of the rooms I need to get pulled together as soon as we return from our vacation is my office.  I am going to be turning the bedroom on the lower level or our townhouse in my office and creative space. The room is fairly large and has a wall of windows that I love. When we bought the…

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Chair Crush: Spool Chairs & where to shop for them

My favorite chair style at the moment is the Spool Chair. Spool furniture dates back to the 18th century with small tables and stool being the first design crafted in this style.  Spool furniture is making comeback today with this iconic chair becoming a in-demand design item. When it comes to shopping for spool chairs, there are several great sources…

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Inspiration Notebook | September 2017

September–A Season Of Change September is a magical time of year!  Summer is winding down and the pace of life seems to slow a bit. Vacation getaways are replaced by lazy Saturday mornings and weekend road trips.  The days are still warm but there is a recognizable chill in the morning air because fall is fast approaching. This is my…

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