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

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

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

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

Steampunk Decor

Steampunk is an alternative design genre, a hybrid of industrial, vintage, and retro styles using iron and other metals, wood, and leather with often an abundance of gears, pipes, clockworks,and the like. Interior décor made in this style is usually upcycled original or historical pieces transformed into an outside-the-box piece of furniture or accessory item.… Continue reading Steampunk Decor

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

Invite Mother Nature to Guide Your Home Design

During the pandemic, looking for new ways to stay stimulated, boost your spirits, or self-motivate while working at home? Try biophilic design and eco-therapy. Bio- huh? Eco-what? I recently participated in a Sherwin-Williams webinar on these two subjects, so I’m happy to share some tips with you. Biophilia, by definition, is the love of nature.… Continue reading Invite Mother Nature to Guide Your Home Design