A week of designing

This is going to be a good week. Aside from the crazy snowstorm that is still going on, this is going to be a good week. I have nothing to do but work on design projects – no external writing assignments (perhaps some blogging of course!), no teaching, no meetings. I just get to work … Read more

My Kitchen in Country Woman magazine

click on images for larger view My kitchen makeover was completed just about a year ago and I’ve been loving it ever since. It is my favorite room in my house. I’ve been very lucky that it also appealed to several media outlets including The Boston Globe, Shelterpop, Apartment Therapy and now Country Woman magazine.  … Read more

Green and Creative Wreath Making

Deck the halls with boughs of holly… fa la la la la… Have you decked your doors yet? While an evergreen wreath is most traditional, there are wreaths in all shapes, sizes and materials. From old-school pinecones and fruits to colorful Christmas baubles that can be re-used year-to-year, here is a round-up of some pretty … Read more

The Skirted Roundtable on Digital Shelter Magazines PLUS a One King’s Lane Shopping Spree Giveaway!!

This week at The Skirted Roundtable, Joni, Megan and I chatted about the new media of digital magazines. Every month, more and more self-published magazines are sprouting up and they are all wonderful in their own unique ways. Without the financial burden of print costs, anyone with a smattering of graphic design skills can cobble … Read more

An Outdoor Kitchen Goes Environmental and Edible!

Contributed by Lori Dolnick What happens when 28 talented and creative high-end designers come together? A masterpiece is created. Plain and simple. The Pasadena Showcase House, a non-profit organization based in California chooses a home for an indoor, and outdoor makeover every year and the results are well, pretty amazing. The transformation process from basic … Read more

New England Design Hall of Fame – A gala evening for all!

The 4th Annual New England Design Hall of Fame Awards dinner was held this week at the State Room, overlooking Boston. In four short years, it has undoubtedly become the biggest night for the New England design industry. New England Home magazine founder Dan Kaplan created the Hall of Fame Awards and had the foresight … Read more

The Skirted Roundtable: Greet LeFevre joins us from Belgium!

Greet Lefevre with her husband Jan (l) and brother Stefaan (r) This week on The Skirted Roundtable, we chatted with the lovely Greet LeFevre from the blog Belgium Pearls about her family cabinetmaking business, her blog and her views on the popularity of Belgian design. Take a listen – her views on the Restoration Hardware … Read more