Enjoy Beachy Style with Serena & Lily’s Secret VIP Sale!

If you’re a fan of beachy style there is no better retail one-stop go-to place than Serena & Lily. And I’m thrilled to be able to share that they are currently running a secret VIP sale with 20% off on most everything on their site! My Beach House Style page under Favorite Things has mostly … Read more

John Derian Does Halloween for Target

John Derian Halloween for target head shot

My pretend boyfriend John Derian has done it again with a spectacular, or should I say spooktacular, new collection celebrating Halloween for Target.  John has long done great products for Target from dishware to paper goods all in his signature whimsical style derived from his decoupage work. I’ve long written about John’s decoupage work and have … Read more

Project Share: Challenging Spaces

I wanted to share a recently completed project that had some challenging spaces worth discussing. My clients called me in to work with them on the decorative elements of their full gut renovation of a 100 year old home in Boston.  Old homes always have quirks which makes them both charming and challenging spaces! This … Read more

Book Shelf: Designing History by Michael S. Smith

Well, I must say, DESIGNING HISTORY by Michael S. Smith on his work decorating the Obama White House is a real treat for design and history buffs. I’ve done several posts in the past about decorating of  The White House such as this one comparing the Oval Office design to those of there British and … Read more

Silver Screen Surroundings: The Great

The Great gilded hall

I just finished watching Season 1 of  The Great on Hulu. “Loosely” based (and I mean very loosely) on Catherine The Great of Russia, the series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine and Nicholas Hoult as Emperor Peter the not-so-great son of Peter the Great. The first season is 10 parts and episode titles include “And … Read more

A Fresh Scandi New England Style Home in Wales

Rhydyclafdy, Pwllheli, Gwynedd Scandi New England Exterior front

I love real estate listings from around the world and when I ran across this article in Forbes of a property in Wales billed as a Scandi New England style home – I was intrigued. It’s always fun to see what folks from other parts of the world think of as something New England. Of … Read more