Friday Funday – Events Galore for the New England Design Industry

Certainly, one of the the most unexpected yet best parts of being a blogger are all the event invitations that I receive. It’s always an honor to be invited, especially to smaller events, because the brands or artists who are hosting are making a real investment in getting to know me and in me getting … Read more

Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places

Check out my latest article on Williams-Sonoma Designer Market Place about where designer’s find inspiration. And let me know if you’ve ever found inspiration in an unexpected place! If you would like my help on your design project, I would love to chat with you! Please email me. Thanks!  Subscribe to ::Surroundings::

Million Dollar Decorator returns: Letting the f-bomb’s fly

Sadly, the gentlest design soul in the land, Nathan Turner, is not returning to Season 2 of Million Dollar Decorators. We do have Kathryn Ireland, Mary McDonald, Jeffrey Alan Marks (with his trusted-to-be-shirtless sidekick Ross Cassidy) and Martyn Lawrence Bullard – talented designers all. But Nathan brought out the soul of season 1 and if … Read more

Finding Inspiration

My design and bloggy friend Carmen Natschke, aka The Decorating Diva, has launched a great new series of blog posts on finding inspiration. Carmen asked several designer/bloggers what’s inspiring them and I was honored to be included in such a gifted and creative group! The first batch has been posted and below are the images … Read more

Seen in Boston: Century Furniture

I was at the Boston Design Center yesterday for a panel discussion with Dara Caponigro, editor-in-chief of Veranda Magazine (which was great, more to come on that soon) and stopped into one of my favorite showrooms, Century Furniture. They had a lot of new gems on display which I wanted to share.  First off, I … Read more

Jason Wu for Brizo

Two years ago I participated in one of the best design blogger events going – the Brizo Fashion Week with Jason Wu. Luxury faucet company Brizo partnered with fashion designer Jason Wu in 2006 by sponsoring his runway shows and other creative collaborations.  Each Fall and Spring, Brizo brings a group of 19 designers, architects … Read more