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This last blog of the year is not about creating beauty in your home.  It’s about creating even a few additional ounces of beauty in the world. I refer now to a beauty that can’t be seen or touched, but most certainly, it can be deeply felt. A few years ago, I developed the occasional…
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Holiday season is in full swing! Sure, nobody has the time to start a major design project now, but you can still select even just one of the items on this month’s Decorating Savvy Checklist to make immediate improvements to your nest and life: Create festive accessories by filling decorative bowls with pinecones, holiday greenery,…
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There’s a party going on over on Facebook – are you missing out? I go LIVE every Tuesday at 4PM EST to discuss decorating dilemmas, tricky trends and answer YOUR burning design questions. Join me live to submit your question every week for a chance to get your challenges addressed by an award winning interior designer –…
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Sexy and stylish, the femme fatale has been dazzling viewers on the silver screen for decades. Many people see their dining room as a chance to add some major drama to their home. And, what’s more dramatic than an old Hollywood movie heroine? This month, we combined traditional silhouettes with dark and glamorous details to…
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Part 2: Upholstery Silhouettes and Detailing There was no ignoring that curvaceous kidney sofas are on trend in many different iterations. This was one of the key takeaways from the show. Tufting was everywhere in every size, shape, and flavor you can imagine. Channel tufting made the biggest splash, shown both horizontally and vertically. At…
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Part 1: Color and Materials Trends are always on every design lover’s mind: what’s in, what’s out, and what’s new. Each fall, the entire design world – from magazine editors to retailers (online, in store, and catalog) to designers of every manner of home product, furnishings, and more – looks to the Paris Maison &…
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There you are, thinking already about starting a couple’s design project with your beloved in the New Year and so … I now pronounce you …. a designing couple. This is either a great thing, and we throw the rice. Or, it’s a bad thing and we wrap you in bubble wrap to help you…
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