Using a designer when moving to a downsized residence makes a lot of sense! Even before you get to your right-sized life, designers can help you build your vision of the style, functionality you will want to have in place. They help you identify pieces that will transition smoothly for you. They know the “way” … Continue reading


Hoping For Spring

I had the great privilege of doing a Spring/Easter display window for Sally Hirsch at W Hirsch Oriental Rugs. For the storefront window, I wanted to bring some bright, cheerful colors to all us winter weary folks. My inspiration was to show the Easter Bunny and friends gathering  for a Spring tea party. And to also … Continue reading

Have You Added Marsala to Your Home Décor?

I posed this question recently on my social media about the color Marsala and the answers were quite interesting. I look at it as a cool new color that I can work with to discover all the possibilities. But quite a few of the responses to my poll found the color to be too dark … Continue reading


Look What My Dry Cleaning Crew Can Do!

I am always talking about how well my on-site drapery dry cleaning system works. But it is my crew that makes it all turn out so well on the job. Bill Godwin and Susan Bennett take very good care of our clients and their fine fabrics. Did you know? They cleaned the draperies of a client … Continue reading

What is Fresh & New in Design

    We are 1 month into the New Year and the previews of what is fresh and new in design are emerging. Pantone has already announced its color of the year and the reaction is mixed. The fabric houses are busy creating their spring 2015 lines to be presented. I am trying out something new … Continue reading

Linda Hunt

Fireside Decorating Chat #2 with Linda Hunt-Ingenious Ideas

Here are some great design tips and ideas for you that are easy and relatively inexpensive and will give your room that “beautifully unique” look that is my trademark. You may even have all the design ingredients right in your home already!  

February Heart Health Month

 Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to … Continue reading


Picking Colors for your Home-Fireside Chat Part 1

The number one question I get asked is about how to pick colors for the home. Here is an easy way to go about that. You can get started right now!

Examples of the Use of Marsala, Pantone’s New Color of the Year

Written by Jane Blanchard There is not a year in the last 16 in which the Pantone Color of the Year has been announced that has not produced a polemic exchange. The visceral response to a color is typically indicative of some personal reaction before reckoning its careful selection intended for creative and imaginative use. … Continue reading


Fireplace Mantels Show Off Your Style

A discussion of the well-dressed mantel was featured in Cambria USA  recently. It is so timely as we all have just cleaned the Christmas decor off the mantel and are ready for new and fresh decor there. So before you bring out your colored bottles and greenery, look at their composition tips. Vary the height, … Continue reading


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