Passport To Design Bloggers Tour – Great resources on the No. Shore!

I attended a wonderful design bloggers day yesterday courtesy of Boston Magazine’s “Passport To Design” program and organized by fellow blogger Yvonne Blacker.  The Passport To Design event is a series of design seminars hosted by these five design industry stores and showrooms on the North Shore here in Massachusetts. The event has been going … Read more

It’s an #OlioHop : Home Staging Concepting using Olioboard

I am participating in this month’s #Oliohop presented by Olioboard. Olioboard, if you’re unfamiliar, is a website which allows users to create either 2D or 3D “mood” or “inspiration” boards for fun and profit. It’s fun to play around with spaces and move furniture around with the click of the mouse and it’s a great … Read more

New England Design Style, by (Old) England Designers

I have a Google Alert set up for the keywords “New England Design Style” and a piece came in this week about a model home in England that had been decorated in a New England style. Said the article: A new showhome inspired by the calming colours and serene simplicity of the New England coastline … Read more

Tricia’s Smile: Remembering Tricia LeVangie

Last summer, I wrote about my friend Tricia who had been diagnosed with metastatic bone cancer. The Boston area design community was coming together for a “fun” raiser to help Tricia and her husband with the loss of income and expenses incurred when dealing with such a devastating diagnosis. Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend the event, … Read more

Mary McDonald for Schumacher

Schumacher has just launched a new collection by my favorite Million Dollar Decorator Mary McDonald. And, not surprisingly, it’s totally gorgeous! Here’s a sneak peek at some of favorite selections. If I didn’t have to have my car serviced tomorrow I’d head right into Boston to see them in person! Chinois Palais -Aquamarine Horizontal Repeat … Read more

Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year! I have to admit that I am feeling a little trepidation about 2013. The last few years have been pretty chaotic for me and I’m not sure the number 13 makes me feel all that secure about the next 365 days; well, 362 at this point! So, I’m just going … Read more