There’s always “Room to Dream” for kids in need

The mission of the Room to Dream Foundation is to create healing environments in hospitals, communities, and homes for children and adolescents who are facing chronic illnesses. As they recuperate and recover, the hope is that their renovated spaces will improve their quality of life, promote strength, imagination, self-worth, and aid in their recovery processes. … Read more

The Skirted Roundtable: Chatting With David Easton

What do… …and… Parish Hadley’s design for Babe Paley’s living room …and… …have in common? This gentleman: Please join Megan, Joni and I as we chatted with design and architecture icon David Easton over at The Skirted Roundtable. He is a charming, charming man with strong opinions about the future of design – and given … Read more

IFDA New England 2010 Designer Showcase Award Winners!

 Pictured: Lead Judge Gail Ravgiala, Editor in Chief, Design New England magazine; Deborah Farrand, winner Specialty Spaces; Karen Dzendolet & Thom Glynn, winners Living Space; Beverly Rivkind, winner Dining Space; Christine Kay, winner Community Service Award; Shirin Tahsili, winner Kitchen/Bath space; Media Sponsor Steve Twombly, Pubisher, Design New England magazine. I wanted to congratulate the … Read more

The Skirted Roundtable: Chatting with Meg Fairfax Fielding of Pigtown Design

This week at The Skirted Roundtable, we chatted with Meg Fairfax Fielding of the blog Pigtown Design. Meg is a woman of many, many talents. Fundraiser and champion of troubled youth is her vocation, Junk Whisperer (a hunter of great finds) is her avocation and she’s now a burgeoning television personality! And people wonder why … Read more

Greetings from Boston!

Hello! I’m still here – working up a storm and finally getting all my home issues dealt with. The water main was fixed, the electrical service entrance was fixed and the oil tank is in. It was not the way I wanted to end the summer, but what are you going to do. source Meanwhile, … Read more

Brizo bathroom design challenge

Am participating in the Brizo bathroom design challenge at the Brizo New York fashion week event. On my team is Nancy Hugo, Corey Klassen  and Mike Tadros. Corey’s idea for a zen bathroom is being fleshed out by the team and rendered in SketchUp. The winning entry (4 finalists) will be announced tonight at the … Read more

Decorating the Seats of Power

So, we’ve been all chewing over President Obama’s new Oval Office decor. It has been received with an overwhelming … eh… and that’s on the positive side. Some people, perhaps unwilling to publicly criticize Michael Smith, rumored to be the designer, have supported the decor as at least being satisfying to Mr. Obama. Because after … Read more