Travel-inspired Interiors

Vacations are an opportunity to find appealing and unique treasures from your travels to decorate your home.  As I have mentioned many times, your home’s interior should tell a story. How do you add visual interest with vacation finds? Follow my three simple rules and you will be filling your suitcases with beautiful finds.  First,… Continue reading Travel-inspired Interiors

Palm Beach Style: Cheery and Chic

The décor in my oceanfront home looks tired.  I’ve had a beachy theme with pale blue colors for a very long time but I’m tired of seashells and starfish.  Can you offer some other ideas for a fun coastal look? JoJo How about a tropical air with Palm Beach style? You don’t need a prestigious… Continue reading Palm Beach Style: Cheery and Chic

How to Boost Your Creativity

by Barbara Graceffa, Interior Decorator and Quilt ArtistSecretary of the Interior In his 2019 book, My Creative Space, Donald Rattner writes, “a creative thought is … the result of an intricate interplay of mind, body, and place.” In order to boost your creativity, focus on these three components. Adopt a creative mindset. Let your thoughts… Continue reading How to Boost Your Creativity

The Creativity Gene

Does everyone have the “creativity gene?” The answer is yes! With confidence and motivation, creativity can be learned and enhanced – just as a budding athlete or musician commits to training and practice to improve their ability. There is an art and science to creativity.  Think of right brain and left brain to better understand… Continue reading The Creativity Gene

New Year, New Decorating Trends for 2022

Happy new year! What a great time to think about bringing more happiness into 2022 by sprucing up your home décor. So, what’s new in the new year? Let me tell you and let the decorating begin. When it comes to color, neutrals take center stage with beige replacing gray. If you’re a fan of… Continue reading New Year, New Decorating Trends for 2022

Debunking Paint Colors: Understanding Undertones

Ever heard of masstones and undertones when it comes to color? I’ll debunk the mystery! You know the three pure primary colors of red, yellow and blue, as well as the non-colors of basic white (the origin of all colors) and true black (the absence of color) and all colors are created by some combination… Continue reading Debunking Paint Colors: Understanding Undertones

Summer Style All Year Round

Who doesn’t like summer? Whether you think of a short vacation at a beach cottage, an extended weekend in a cabin in the woods, or a summer-long retreat to a cozy place on the lake, there’s nothing like summer to rest and reinvigorate yourself.  With the right décor choices, you can get that laid-back, kick-off-your-shoes… Continue reading Summer Style All Year Round

Decorating with Black and White: Sophistication for Any Style

If you believe that black and white can be cold and stark, keep reading because it can be striking, yet classic and simple, too. Better Homes and Gardens advises, “Take cues from high fashion, and go for bold contrast – but the most important thing is that you absolutely must be ready to make a… Continue reading Decorating with Black and White: Sophistication for Any Style

Plants Add Beauty and Life to Your Decor

Beyond the aesthetic value that plants add to a room, they also bring life – literally! – to a space. Doctors agree that plants can lower your blood pressure and stress levels, energize your mind, and enhance sleep.  They also naturally purify the air by filtering out pollutants from, for example, other décor pieces like… Continue reading Plants Add Beauty and Life to Your Decor