It may seem odd to some that Benjamin Moore has selected a "non-color" as it's 2016 color of the year: Simply White. To others, it may seem that the color white is finally getting it's day in the spotlight! I think the following quote sums it up perfectly!
“White is transcendent, powerful and polarizing — it is either taken for… Read More
Well, we made it through Halloween and time is moving on quickly, right into the holiday season. If you have been out in the stores in the past week or so, you may have already heard Christmas music and have seen the shelves stocked with holiday décor. While that may make some of you cringe, it makes those of us… Read More
If your designer suggested you add some jewel tones to your décor, would you run and hide? Or, would you embrace the idea? Not sure what to think about designing with such rich colors? We can ease your worry.
Jewel tones invoke a feeling of nobility and opulence. Perhaps even a touch of glam. Most of us associate them with,… Read More
Your kitchen is the heart of your home. The hub. Where meals are made, friends gather, homework gets done and lots more. That's why it's so important to love your kitchen.
As an interior designer, I find that while a project may begin in a family room, or some other room in the house, my clients always end up saying,… Read More
Have you ever walked into a room and were blown away by the mix of colors and/or patterns? When done correctly, a mix of patterns makes your room look like it's been designed by a professional. So how do designers mix patterns so well? There are a few tried and true tricks that will help you pull of a well… Read More
I love when I have the opportunity to work on a clients' landscape design. Partly because I love nature and incorporating as much of the surroundings as I can, but also because it's amazing to see how it all transforms month after month, year after year.
Seasons are a beautiful thing. There's nothing like seeing the outdoors come to life… Read More
It dawned on me recently that fall is a long season of décor. While I love to warm up my home with layers of snuggly blankets, pops of orange, pumpkins and hay bales; after a while I grow tired of it all. After all, I think the stores had the Halloween decorations and candy out some time in August!
So… Read More
With each season there comes an opportunity to clean and organize. Just as in the days of long ago, it's still necessary to prepare our homes for the upcoming change in weather. We're all familiar with spring cleaning, especially those of us who endure long winters and can't wait to open the windows and get outside. But what about the… Read More
I'm at it once again...downsizing! And it feels so good! We once had a house full of kids, toys, animals, friends...to name a few! But as time has gone on, my babies have spread their wings and left the nest, taking all things associated with them. I'm left with the animals...! Well, that's not exactly true. I still have my… Read More
If I've said it once, I've said it a million times..."A great design doesn't overlook the details!". The details are what makes a space unique. Gives it personality! I often find that's where I can really draw upon my clients' life experiences and characteristics to make a newly designed room feel like it was meant to be theirs from… Read More
Picture this: You've spent countless hours researching and designing your beautiful new kitchen with a stunning tile backsplash. You're ready for the final touches. And your electrician installs the typical white, plastic outlet and switch plates.
It's like the music stopped and you're thinking to yourself, "What's wrong with this picture? Something doesn't look right."
I'll tell you what… Read More
There's no denying it...back to school is right around the corner. In these last few weeks of summer you simply can't avoid it! My mailbox is filled with back to school catalogs from every store in the nation! Walk into a retail store...bam! Back to school promotions everywhere!
While I refuse to accept that school is fast approaching, I do… Read More
If you are loving these long summer days as much as I am, then you will love these pretty design ideas for a perfect evening dining al fresco! There is nothing better than ending your day with the stars above and the grass tickling your toes. That's why I love to take dinner outside! Although, come to think… Read More
One of the most daunting tasks for my clients is choosing a color palette. It's one of the first questions I ask, and it often leaves people speechless! That's ok! In fact, it can actually be a really good thing because it allows me to present some ideas and color combinations that my clients may not have even dreamed of!… Read More
Who goes to NYC to relax?! Well....me!! Last weekend I hopped on the train and headed for the Big Apple in hopes to recharge my batteries with color and shapes. I can't imagine a better city to max out your visual cortex!
One of my "go-tos" for inspiration is always Jonathan Adler. Trained as a potter,… Read More
It's summer, time to play in the beautiful weather! These are the long days filled with fun outdoor activities. Whether you play hard or work hard in the outdoor sun, showering alfresco has to be the best way to end your day! Trust me, you don't have to be at the beach to reap the benefits of showering in… Read More
If you have kids, no matter what their age, then surely at some point along the way you bought a big swing set, complete with a climbing wall, slide and perhaps a clubhouse. And now that big wooden structure is the focal point of your backyard. It can go weeks without anyone playing on it other than the squirrels. But… Read More
It's officially summer!! School is out. We've celebrated summer solstice. And the weather is FINALLY nice! With all that happy stuff comes time for summer gatherings. Since summer is a time for relaxing and enjoying the company of friends and family, you don't want to be running around like a crazy person, trying to pull off a casual summer party.… Read More
MEET OUR DOGGIE DESIGN TEAM!
These furry guys keep us on our toes and smiling, that's for sure! Each of these dogs has their own special talents...Harper can get anything she want's with those eyes. I mean seriously, who would say no to those blues??! Riley, well, Riley has mastered the "lean". If you go anywhere near him, he's going… Read More
Father's Day is right around the corner! So we figured, why not celebrate dad with a little Mad Men inspired décor? It's all the rage and he'll appreciate a space that's hip, cool and, most importantly, all his own! I am not one to promote the idea of a "man cave", however, I do feel that everyone needs to have… Read More