Three ways to add texture to your decor

May 11, 2015
Three ways to add texture to your decor

I was talking to a writer from The Washington Post last week and she commented that the biggest sign that room has been decorated by an interior designer is that the room includes a variety of textures. I completely agree! There is so much talk about adding color to a room (which is also an […]

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Decorating with books

April 27, 2015
Decorating with books

I’ve always love decorating with books. Books tell a story, come in all shapes and sizes, have lovely, colorful spines with typography and they offer so much to any style of decor. Decorating with books is something you can do to add a level of interest and texture to your home. Earlier this month I […]

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Redecorate your bedroom for a good night’s sleep

April 7, 2015
Redecorate your bedroom for a good night's sleep

I read an interesting article about design and sleep on Entrepreneur.com. The headline, Want Better Sleep? It Might Be Time to Redecorate, caught my eye. Anytime a business outlet is promoting decorating I am intrigued. Plus, there are infographics, so I was very interested. I agree with a lot of what they had to say […]

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Wallpaper: On its way back in?

March 27, 2015
Wallpaper: On its way back in?

Wallpaper is one of those decorating elements that always seems “in” or “out.” As materials improve and accessibility to products broadens, wallpaper appears to be leaning back toward “in” over the last few years. I was honored to talk about wallpaper with writer Samantha Iacia for a piece she wrote in the April/May issue of […]

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Colorful round tables

March 23, 2015
Colorful round tables

Every room needs one (or two or three) colorful round tables. Why? They serve so many functions! Round tables hold a drink, a book, a light, a vase of flowers, bowl of snacks or a favorite picture. They tuck in between seating and around a room without making much of a fuss, but they provide […]

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5 quick ways to improve your family room

March 3, 2015
5 quick ways to improve your family room

Your family room is likely the most popular room in your home. It’s the workhorse of most homes. But does your family room perform dependably under heavy or prolonged use? Does it welcome you home after a long day and feel complete? If not, here are five quick ways to improve your family room. 1. Check your furniture layout. Function always comes first when […]

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Color I love this month – gray

February 19, 2015
Color I love this month - gray

When my daughters ask me my favorite color, I have a hard time picking just one! Really. I love color and have written about my love of many colors. Even though gray has been all the rage (as far as colors go) for a few years now, I’ve yet to write about my love of […]

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Interior design timelines

February 9, 2015
Interior design timelines

Interior design timelines vary from project to project, but often take longer than you think. Timing, as they say, is everything. I’m not sure exactly who “they” are, but when it comes to interior design, understanding the project timelines is very important. I was in a bathroom design meeting with a client and contractor yesterday and […]

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Friday fun design inspiration

February 6, 2015
Friday fun design inspiration

I thought I’d have a little fun today and post some design inspiration to get your weekend started. The finishing touches in a room – art, pillows, area rug, lamps and accessories, really make a house feel like a home. Your home. Selecting art is a very personal process. Having art on your walls makes […]

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Roundup – skirted round tables

January 26, 2015
Roundup - skirted round tables

I love a room with a round table. It sets off the hard lines of most rooms. Add a skirt to that table and you have an even better piece of furniture! Skirted round tables are versatile, practical and diverse, but are often seen as traditional and stuffy. Let’s take a look at how you […]

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