What’s wrong and right about Outlander’s Boston

What’s wrong and right about Outlander’s Boston

After a very long “Droughtlander”, the Starz series Outlander has finally made it’s return! Based on Diana Gabaldon’s book series,  Outlander Season 3 (based on Voyager, the 3rd book in the series) focuses on the twenty year separation of our two leads – Claire (Caitroina Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) – and how they tried … Read more

NEW! Shop ::Surroundings::

NEW!  Shop ::Surroundings::

I’m very excited to share that after a year in development, I have launched my new webshop Shop ::Surroundings::! Part of the development time has been the launch of a new one-of-a-kind design initiative called Surroundings By Design. It’s no secret that the internet has changed all our lives and how we shop. It’s also … Read more

Interior Design: Theme and Variations

Interior Design: Theme and Variations

A common musical style is known as “theme and variation,” in which a theme is established and then re-created with variations in rhythm, style and color. Each variation is a different “take” on the same theme and offers the opportunity for personalization and the creation of true art. Home decoration can be approached in much … Read more

Newburyport Kitchen Tour, Pt. 2, My Favorite Houses

Newburyport Kitchen Tour, Pt. 2, My Favorite Houses

I’ve been blogging for the last week about the 2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour here and here.  Today, my final post will feature my two favorite houses on the tour. I think they are my favorite because of the use of space, thoughtful kitchen and interior design decisions and a cohesive design style that fits well … Read more

2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour, Pt. 1 and the case of the missing design element.

2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour,  Pt. 1 and the case of the missing design element.

Okay, well, this really should be called 2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour, Pt. 2 because I’ve already done a post of the gardens and landscaping. But this post and the next will showcase the kitchens and related interiors of the houses. I’m breaking it into two because I took a lot of photos and I had … Read more