Want a Prosperous 2023? Try Feng Shui

  Begun in China over 3,00 years ago, feng shui is the science and art of harnessing chi or qi, the positive energy, in your home.    Addressing the complexity of this ancient Chinese philosophy, Ebba Legaspi, a Milton, MA classical feng shui practitioner says, “feng shui is like an onion with many layers.” It… Continue reading Want a Prosperous 2023? Try Feng Shui

Goodbye to 2022 Design Trends

2022 was a unique year in the design world. We saw influences from the pandemic linger, while aesthetic revivals and new fads emerged throughout the year. While some trends are sure to stay, others may soon disappear, burning out as quickly as they had sparked interest.  As we look back on last year, the national… Continue reading Goodbye to 2022 Design Trends

Top Ten Decorating Tips

I’m often asked abut my top decorating tips. It’s about time I wrote them down! Tip#1: Plan. Of course, I do believe in the serendipitous thrill of finding something great at a flea market, while on vacation, or when you go to Home Goods to buy sheets and come home with a lamp, but in… Continue reading Top Ten Decorating Tips

Fall Into the Warm Color Palette

The crisp air has returned and leaves are turning fabulous colors of reds, oranges, and yellows. It’s a great time to talk about the psychology of these warm colors and where to use them in your home. Color has an emotional effect on us; it can set a mood or conjure up a special feeling.… Continue reading Fall Into the Warm Color Palette

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

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?

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