The Olsen Twins sell their condo

The internet (ok, the seemier tabloid side of the internet) seems abuzz today with the item that the Olsen twins have put their swanky West Village, condo on the market for a cool $11.9M. It seems that they’ve never really lived there since purchasing it for $7.3M in 2004. The above photo is of a … Read more

Designer at home: Frank Roop

Boston designer Frank Roop‘s Back Bay townhouse has been getting a lot of press recently. It’s certainly clear why. The Boston Globe has this audio story by Chris Murtha, photos by Wendy Maeda. Isn’t this place amazing? And the November Elle Decor profiled Mr. Roop as well in their story called The Sartorialist with photos … Read more

Boston Event: Crafts at the Castle

Holiday shopping at its best. Avoid the malls and support some of New Englands finest artisans and craftsman! Crafts at the Castle, this weekend! Here’s a sampling of the fabulous items available! as seen on Design Boston

Contemporary Design Forum at Arclinea Boston

Boston readers! My friends at Arclinea Boston sent over this invitation for what looks like a very interesting event – the latest in their Contemporary Design Forum series. This evening “New Rooms for old houses: Focus on the contemporary kitchen”, features some of the areas most successful architects. When: Thursday, December 6, 6:00-8:00 PM. RSVP … Read more

Holiday Decorating: Floral arrangements

I attended a big dinner event a couple of weeks ago and was lucky enough to take home one of the centerpieces. Amazingly, the flowers – roses, hydrangea, red calla lily – have stayed just as beautiful, deepening in color as they are drying out. The beautiful reds and pinks and greens are perfect on … Read more

Dining by Design comes to Boston!

I’m so looking forward to attending next week’s preview launch party of Dining By Design, which benefits DIFFA, Design Industry Foundation Fighting Aids. The local partner organization is Community Research Initiative of New England (CRI). Dubbed the “Cannes of Tabletop” by filmmaker John Waters, DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN is an opportunity for various corporations and … Read more

Travel Tuesday: Get the Colonial Experience in America’s Hometown

In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought we’d take a trip around Plymouth, Massachusetts and local towns. While Plymouth & Duxbury have some big historical sites, it’s the Cape Cod town of Sandwich that has the great places to stay! Plymouth Rock – while the story isn’t true, the legend lives on.The Miles Standish Reservation in … Read more

Meet the Artist: Lorie Reilly, Mosaica Botanica

I attended the Duxbury Art Association Annual Craft show this past weekend and was totally blown away by the artistry of Lorie Reilly of Moasica Botanica. Lorie paints with glass; bringing life and movement using nothing but colored glass and grout, and her imagination. After a career in publishing, Lorie decided that it was time … Read more

Meet the Artist: Paige Carter, Bog Dog Designs

Another amazing booth at the Duxbury Art Association Craft Show this weekend was that of Paige Carter, of Bog Dog Design. Paige creates hand painted floor cloths. Durable and highly decorative, floor cloths, originally made from left over sail cloth, were popular during Colonial times. In many cases, they were the poor mans tapestry and … Read more

Give the gift of good design

Give the gift of good design this holiday season. I offer both in-person and design by phone decorating services. Gift certificates in any amount can be accommodated and will arrive gift wrapped and ready to give! Contact me with questions or orders.

Got a cool $40mil?

The 11,000 sq. ft.West Village triplex owned by Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy is available! Run right over! According to a story in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Mr. Joy purchased the space overlooking the Hudson River in 2002, hired Richard Meier, who designed the building, to design the interior, but never moved in. The property … Read more