Home Staging At Gregorian Oriental Rugs

I’m on the board of the New England Chapter of the IFDA (International Furnishing and Design Association) and we have regular events for networking and learning. Last week, we were treated to an evening at Gregorian Oriental Rugs for a talk on home staging. Interim Furnishings’ Sharon MacDonald and Susan Durfee offered some interesting pointers … Read more

Organizing, Pt. 2: There’s only one Martha Stewart and it ain’t you

The continuing saga of teaching Peg organizational skills: Don’t be Martha. Be you. That’s easier said than done. Martha Stewart, minus the conviction and five months in a federal prison, is the go-to gal when it comes to anything home. She’s organized. Her home is perfect. Martha, minus the federal indictments, is perfect. So, it’s … Read more

A little something different

This has nothing to do with interior design, but I found this video to be wacky, uplifting and quite moving. It reminds us that how we are alike far outweighs how we are different. Check out Where the hell is Matt for more.

Meet The Artist: Christos Hamawi, Painter

On Saturday night, I attended a lovely event at the Arclinea and Rimadesio showroom in Boston. They are currently hosting an art exhibit of oil on canvas works by Christos Hamawi, whose Blue Brick Studios space is located in the SoWa section of Boston’s South End. Arclinea Boston owner Philip Guarino introduces Christos Hamawi Artist … Read more

Thanks Marye Kelley!

I wanted to thank Melinda of Marye-Kelley decoupage for sending me this lovely waste basket. I just love decoupage and this was a wonderful surprise! Here are a few more pieces from their collection:

Help for the organizationally challenged

(Linda’s note: My writing partner, Peg McGuire, on our much neglected Master of your Domain blog is stepping in here with an interview she did with Elizabeth Mayhew on the skill of keeping organized. I know from experience that an organized home makes us more productive, our homes more beautiful and our lives calmer. )How … Read more


I received this eye catching postcard in the mail recently from Palacepapers, owned by Massachusetts native Casey Gunschel. “Dedicated to traditional craft, Palacepapers patterns are hand silk screened by skilled artisans on a variety of natural fibers and papers. Inspired by a collective fascination with the natural environment, fable illustrations and antique maps, each Palacepapers … Read more

Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings

It’s always fun to see a friend or their business referenced in print and Tricia of Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings ran this fabulous full-page ad in the current Veranda Magazine. What a beautiful ad – which does what it should – highlights her beautiful selection of antiques and accessories!

Very Important Message

Click here to read a very important message about the ASID and their draconian methods of controlling business competition for the roughly 3% of all practicing interior designers who fall under their specific job title of “Interior Designer” . Thanks to Joni of Cote de Texas for putting together a fabulous post on this very … Read more

New Website for Me!

I spent much of December working on my design business website. Okay, so now it’s June, and finally, I was able to upload it. I have a Mac and designed my last website on Apples iWeb, which was very easy to use. Unfortunately, once I redesigned many of my pages, they ended up with new … Read more