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

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

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

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

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

Spin the Color Wheel for Interior Design

Need help putting colors together? My best tip is to spend five dollars at the paint store or craft store and buy yourself a color wheel. It is an easy-to-use tool for putting colors together. Complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel and we all know that “opposites attract.” Therefore, you can… Continue reading Spin the Color Wheel for Interior Design