Cozy Bedding for Spring

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I just completed the plans for some cozy bedding and faux ostrich tufted headboards for some lovely clients of mine which I’m so excited to see come to life in a few weeks (well, maybe more than a “few”!).   One of the reasons we went with full custom for the bedding is that it’s … Read more

The Saturday List for May 7, 2022

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Hello! I hope you’ve had a great week. Mine has been pretty good and I’m exciting to be hosting a ladies tea party today with my two nieces and adorable grand-niece (who is 5-1/2). I’ve been baking and planning tea sandwiches and table settings all week. Meanwhile, in this week’s edition of The Saturday List, … Read more

The Saturday List – April 30, 2022

Hello and happy weekend! I’ve been busy with my Pinehills project client putting the final touches on the design for their bright and beautiful new home. There have been several fun tidbits in the news this week that I’m sharing below in this week’s edition of The Saturday List. (Please note this post contains affiliate … Read more

Coastal Casual Living Room – Project Sneak Peek

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I wanted to share a new coastal casual living room project that I’m currently working on in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This is a new build home in The Pinehills and my lovely clients are newly retired having moved from another state to enjoy all that New England has to offer! As with many downsizing, they are … Read more

The Saturday List for April 16 2022 – HPMKT Trends Edition

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I wasn’t able to make it to Highpoint Market #HPMKT this year but luckily several of my friends and colleagues did and they’ve been busy putting together lists of what they say that was trending from the hundreds of showrooms and thousands of product offerings. So, this week’s Saturday List is all about the trends … Read more

Hot Trend Alert: Coastal Grandmother Style

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According to trend watchers, “Coastal Grandmother” style is hitting it big with younger design fans on TikTok and Instagram and its use as a search term on Google has risen over 300% recently. As ever – everything old is new again when it comes to fashion and home design. The early aughts  has been influencing … Read more

The Saturday List for April 2, 2022

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Hello and happy weekend! This week’s installment of The Saturday List includes Betty White’s Carmel CA house, newly on the market; an amazing Air BnB in Old Town that’s a gloriously decorated in red, white and blue – but in a modern and fun way.   Betty White’s Carmel, CA home, which she owned for … Read more

Design Details: Window Treatments on Mismatched Window Sizes

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One of my most popular blog posts has been on the subject of how wide should drapery panels be, followed by how high should drapery panels hung. But, what to do with mismatched window sizes? Rooms often have a mix of narrow and wide windows – this was the question posed by a reader earlier … Read more

The Saturday List for March 19, 2022

Happy Saturday everyone! This week’s Saturday List includes an amazing Guilded Age home in Brooklyn, Shiela Bridges new collection for Wedgwood and a little bit about how colors are rendered in set designs. A potpourri of design topics and all easy weekend reading! Enjoy! (Please note this post includes affiliate links). The stunning Guilded Age … Read more

The Saturday List – Interior Design Weekly Highlights

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Good morning! This is my inaugural The Saturday List post which will highlight what has caught my eye each week in the world of interiors, design and decoration! It’ll be kind of a potpourri of events, design tips, travel destinations, movies and television with amazing sets. As I said, whatever I’ve seen that I may … Read more

Travel Tuesday: Hospitality in Ukraine – Praying for better days

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Yes, I’m not posting this on Tuesday. And Yes, we’re obviously and sadly not traveling to Ukraine at the moment. But after seeing the recent posts on Tom and Lorenzo’s blog featuring some gorgeous lounges in the country, I wanted to see more of the architecture and hospitality of a country I know little about. … Read more

Reupholster to save time and money

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As we are all painfully aware, there’s a long lead time on furnishings and shoppers – professional and homeowner alike – are scrambling to find pieces that will come in within a reasonable time frame. Of course, “reasonable” is a loaded term and means different things to different people. But, my point is – it … Read more