Project Reveal – Colorful Modern Coastal Home

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I’m thrilled to share the reveal of my Colorful Modern Coastal home project in The Pinehills in Plymouth, MA! My clients are active retirees new the area and wanted a fresh and clean style that is modern and colorful with a touch of glam. I think we achieved the objective!   I met with them … Read more

Sofa Reupholstery – When you know, you know

I want to share a new sofa reupholstery project but first: the other day I attended a talk with decorator Alex Papachristidis and writer Mitch Owens (writer, editor Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and more) about their collaboration on THE ELEGANT LIFE Rooms that Welcome and Inspire, © 2023 Rizzoli, a walk through some of Alex’s … Read more

Exciting Designer Collabs for Spring 2023

It’s spring and with the season comes a spate of new designer collabs (collaborations for us adults) from some one of my favorite designers and some new to me. Designer Collab: Mark D. Sikes x Anthropologie The king of all things blue, white and classic – Mark D. Sikes – has released a new designer collab … Read more

Design Details: Pattern Matching – Getting it right

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Interior design and decorating is about problem solving and it’s all about getting the details just right. Some details are relatively small and others are large, but they all play a part in achieving the best look and/or functionality for the budget. Here I am talking about the importance of pattern matching in window treatments … Read more

Getting to the Finish Line with Accessories in 2023

“Accessories, art, plants and flowers bring “life” to any room. Always keep a little in the budget reserved for these finishing touches. Otherwise, even a space with the most beautiful furnishings will look like a showroom, not a living room.” ~ Linda Merrill Last week, interior designer Vivian Benjamin kindly posted my quote on the … Read more

Georgian Dollhouse Final Reveal

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Hello ! I wanted to share my final photoshoot for the Georgian Dollhouse that I designed and built out last Fall. I showed off its Christmas decorations here but hadn’t quite finished the interiors. And now I have! As a bit of a recap – this is a 1:24 scale dollhouse, which is half the … Read more

Symmetry Vs. Asymmetry in Interior Design

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Symmetry vs. asymmetry – is it an either or? Symmetry and asymmetry are two fundamental principles of design used to create balance and visual interest in a space. The reality is, we need both when creating a visually appealing environment. Too much symmetry can result in a boring room and too much asymmetry can result … Read more

Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2022 – Beautiful classic homes decked for the holidays

Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2022 Marlboro Street Federal Home 13 dining room

  I went up to the sell out  Newburyport Holiday House Tour last weekend and wanted to share some of the photos I took. Due to a time crunch, I only made it to four houses and one wasn’t allowing photos (sadly, it was beautiful!). And as it happened, I’d been in two of the … Read more

Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2022

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One of my favorite annual events is this coming weekend – the Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2022 on Saturday December 10 from 10-4.  I wasn’t able to make it last year. In 2020 they turned the tour into an outdoor event which was hugely creative and successful. I believe it was outdoors last year as … Read more

Pantone Color of the Year and Color Trends 2023

Pantone COTY-2023 Viva Magenta color trends 2023

Pantone announced their Color Trends 2023 color of the year this week. Much to the applause of many – it’s a bright, beautiful color called Viva Magenta. Per their announcement video, they said: We’re living in “unconventional times” with all the changes that Covid brought. People are no longer satisfied with the “status quo” of … Read more