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

Peel and Stick Wallpaper: Simple or Simply Vexing?

Thinking of trying temporary wallpaper as a spring spruce up? As long as you apply it correctly and to the proper surface, you will enjoy your new wallcovering for many years to come. Yet, it might not be the right choice for you. Like its traditional counterpart, removable wallpaper comes in many designs, colors, and styles… Continue reading Peel and Stick Wallpaper: Simple or Simply Vexing?

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

More Golden Rules of Decorating

In my last blog, I began to share some of the golden rules of decorating I have collected and want to give you some more tried and true tips that can guide any novice or seasoned decorator.  Enjoy! I’ve never seen elegance go out of style. — Unknown Adding a touch of luxury (brings) …… Continue reading More Golden Rules of Decorating

Life is Too Short For Ugly

I am often asked, “What are some of the golden rules of decorating?” Here is my favorite; the title of this column comes from a quote from interior designer David Fuller, “Design because life is too short for ugly.” Over the years, I have collected some quotes from famous decorators and authors and blogger to… Continue reading Life is Too Short For Ugly

Flights of Fancy: Reinventing the Space Under Your Stairs

Need some ideas on how to take advantage of the space under your stairs? Potential abounds in this often-unused area in many homes.  As I begin all projects with a new client, I ask lots of questions. In this case, “Do you need more storage (or specialized storage), more living space, or other dedicated zones… Continue reading Flights of Fancy: Reinventing the Space Under Your Stairs

How to Decorate around a TV

Ah, that ubiquitous – to some, unsightly – big black box in your living or family room.  Guys love them. Women want to hide them – or at least make them less obvious.  How do you decorate around the TV? It comes down to whether you want it to be the focal point in the room… Continue reading How to Decorate around a TV

Memories of Mid-century Modern

I was recently asked if you can mimic mid-century modern in any home style. Sure, why not? Even if you don’t have a flat roof like the iconic houses built from 1945 to 1969, you can certainly mimic this architectural style, furniture, and accessories which are trending again today. As a grade school kid, I fell in love,… Continue reading Memories of Mid-century Modern