Life at Home: Hospitality, Barbecue & Fireworks

Family celebrations are anchored in thoughts of home and the relationships we cherish. Memories of gathering together to celebrate relationships and holidays attach themselves to great food, laughter and good design. My impressions take me back to how relatives homes were arranged and rearranged to easily fit the crowd at hand and how little effort […]

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Color of The Year 2013, Sherwin-Williams

With all the talk about interior color right now it seemed appropriate to comment on Sherwin-Williams 2013 Color of the Year: Aloe, SW6464. The adjectives are amazing…”funky or glamorous…soothes souls and brings unexpected harmony to any area…no ordinary pastel…highly adaptable…” and seem to offer a crossover appeal to any style. It is a beautiful color, […]

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Life & Home By Design: Take the High Road, Love Anyway

With only 16 days before one of the biggest days of the year, the planning, purchasing, decorating, party and meal preparations, gift wrapping, light hanging and garland frenzy, THE DAY is approaching at lightning speed! When you find yourself on THAT DAY surrounded by family and friends, a mixture of some you love and some […]

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Beauty, Heart & Home

Picture yourself standing in line at the supermarket deli counter just as you begin to drift off in your thoughts and being interrupted with a cheerful greeting, “How are you doing today?” “Not getting near as much done as I had hoped,” I replied. “I know how you feel,” the deli mom went on to […]

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Holiday & Home: Joyful Transformation

If you’re really good with planning you capitalized on last seasons post-holiday sales by purchasing a few filler items and decorations at a great price that will be appreciated this holiday. If not, its time to make a list and check it twice before purchasing the essentials that will move your holiday decorations in the […]

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Seasonal Design

While being interviewed for a magazine article I was momentarily caught off guard with a question on tips for seasonal decorating. I was stumped mainly because I didn’t view design in a seasonal realm, I viewed it in a year round sort of way, as always present and relevant for any season of the year. […]

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Life & Home By Design: Holiday Design & Readiness

Remember last holiday season and the one room or project that you ran out of time to finish or install before the big event? Well, we are approaching that wall with everyday in September that passes by, especially if a custom order is involved! This is one of the most challenging seasons for designers as […]

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