THE NEW BRILLIANT IDEA

It seems like it has been around forever. We never give it a second thought. When night comes we just reach up and flick the switch to turn it on. What I am talking about is the lowly light bulb that has illuminated our nights and symbolized “brilliant ideas” when the “light goes on” in … Continue reading

Would You Like to Be a Decorator?

Do you love decorating your home? Have family and friends commented on your eye for color and asked you to help them do design for their home? If yes, then maybe you should consider changing your decorating talent from a hobby into a second career. In my years doing interior decorating, I have met many … Continue reading

Look What I Found For You

The oval braided rug that sat in the paneled den of America’s homes for years has been reinvented and updated with a twist on that classic design. It is modern, natural and fresh. It is great for high traffic areas and as a bonus is reversible. We are partial to the new rectangular shape that … Continue reading

A Lighting Primer for Chandeliers and Pendants

I am a firm believer that getting the lighting just right is important to good design. I am often asked about the right size and how high to hang chandeliers and ceiling pendants. These guidelines listed below will answer your chandelier and pendant mounting questions. Light width over a table or kitchen island should be … Continue reading

Introduction to Spring

The world outside our door is changing from the starkness and grays of winter to the blooming colors and longer days of spring. I welcome this transition to the fresh, new and colorful!   I liken it to what I do for my clients in their interior décor. The old, tired and faded furnishings are … Continue reading

In Praise of Pillows

They make your home more lush and comfortable. They are a nice place to lay your head on.They are the key to the soft life. Pillows and cushions, those stuffed, fabric shaped little pieces of heavenly comfort, can be found in all the corners of your home. Also, the many shapes and sizes are versatile … Continue reading

There is a Difference When It Comes to Window Treatment Designers

Imagine that you need new draperies and you know exactly what you want. But then you realize that knowing and getting the perfect window treatment is two different things. Many of those in the drapery business tout themselves as being able to take care of all your window treatment needs at discounted prices. What you … Continue reading

Look What I Found For You

I love these unique three-arm sconces that are based on a 15th Century French original. Created using the traditional blacksmithing techniques of hand-forging and hammering, these are a nice alternative to the mass-produced products currently on the market. Each sconce holds three pillar candles (sold separately) and is available in Brass, Nickel and Natural Iron … Continue reading

COLOR CONNECTIONS: RED

Not your favorite color to use for your interiors? Maybe I can change your mind here! We often think of red as the color of risk and excitement, and we typically think those who like the color red are people who “live on the edge”. “That would not be us” we claim in protest! Most … Continue reading

Introducing a New Feature-“Look What I Found For You”

I have so many wonderful vendors with great design products that you really need to see. The best way to do that is to highlight them right here in my newsletter. There are so many wonderful things happening in design right now that I want you to discover and get for your home. So let’s … Continue reading