HGTV Green Home 2010 in Plymouth, MA – Second Floor & What I would do differently

Last week I profiled the first floor of the 2010 HGTV Green Home, located in Plymouth, MA. You can read that post here.  I had been invited to a brunch and tour with interior designer Linda Woodrum and HGTV House Planner Jack Thomasson by Shaw Industries, who provided the flooring, rugs and other surface materials … Read more

HGTV Green Home 2010 in Plymouth, MA – First Floor

Last week, I had the opportunity to take a designers’ tour of the 2010 HGTV Green Home in Plymouth, MA. Shaw Industries, who provides the majority of the floor and surface materials for the home, along with local Shaw distributor Ideal Floor of Cape Cod, hosted a lovely breakfast for local designers and media folks, … Read more

Why my Kitchen is my favorite space and lessons learned from my Dad

I lived with this kitchen for nine years. I look back and wonder what I was thinking. Really, I wasn’t. I was switching careers, building a business, dealing with aging parents, and basically trying to have a life. So, my kitchen kind of languished. And I was embarrassed about it. Decorator’s are expected to live … Read more

A great new shop on historic Charles Street

My photographer friend Michael J. Lee tipped me off to a fabulous new shop on Boston’s historic Charles Street at the base of Beacon Hill. Cynthia Driscoll opened her shop just recently and it’s just a breath of fresh air on the Boston design scene! Cynthia has a background in that runs from teaching to … Read more

The Skirted Roundtable welcomes Diane Dorrans Saeks

Last week at The Skirted Roundtable, we chatted with the best selling design author Diane Dorrans Saeks about her life, world travels and her thoughts on blogging. Diane has authored over 20 books, some of the biggest sellers in the field of interior design. So, scoot on over and have a listen!  Subscribe to ::Surroundings::