Design Tips

Gifts for the Home

Gifts for the home are my favorite to give and receive. Both thoughtful and personal a gift for the home can be a good choice for anyone on your list. This list is an assortment of all the things I treasure throughout my own home. With a range of prices in mind these are my… Read more »

Sweet Dreams

Blushing over this master bedroom makeover. The bed, chair and ottoman are all that stayed when we planned a master bedroom update. Out with the yellow walls and sand color carpet. We started with Benjamin Moore Classic Grey paint and new grey washed wide plank oak floors. A custom wool rug adds both texture and… Read more »

The Perfect Reading Corner

In almost every home there is an opportunity to create a perfect reading corner. I like to start with an oversize comfortable chair. The chair needs to be large enough to curl up in. Adding smaller down filled pillows that can be adjusted helps for the long stretches of a book you just can’t put… Read more »

Wallcoverings I love

I admit I grew up in a house with wallcovering and that fuels my obsession. I loved it and then I tired of it and then I loved it again. Today when I say wallcovering I am surprised at the resistance I get. Wallcovering is fabulous and there are no rules anymore. I love using… Read more »

Giving into Temptation

Every day I shop for clients, it’s like taking someone on a diet to a gourmet bakery. There is temptation everywhere. Over the years I have seen the most beautiful things for homes. Some things I secretly covet for myself and lay in bed dreaming about and other things while perfect for my client don’t… Read more »

My Favorite Rugs

A good area rug can play many different roles in your home. Bold in color and pattern stealing all the attention or subtle toned and simply cozy under your feet. If you are thinking about an area rug here are a few things to consider. 1­ Color Your area rug should have a color that… Read more »

Mix & Match

I always admire a great mix and match room. When the fabrics, colors, textures and styles live together in harmony despite each and every one being uniquely individual. The best examples look both interesting and effortless and yet getting mix and match right is far from easy. Here are my top tips to Mix and Match. ­Choose… Read more »