Honoring Mario Buatta – A Legend, A Life and Livable Spaces

Mario Buatta blue living room back to back sofas

If you’re a fan of interior decorating, and unless you live under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard of the passing of design legend Mario Buatta at 82. Joni, Megan and I had the distinct honor of interviewing Mario on our final Skirted Roundtable podcast back in 2013 on the release of his one and … Read more

There’s Charm Galore in this English Stone Cottage

Tudor stone bastle Northumberland England Photo by David Webb Bastle sign Stone cottage

In my last post on Accessories, I came across this adorably charming English country stone cottage on Country Living’s website. To die for. It also reminded me of Kate Winslet’s country cottage in The Holiday – almost as if one were the inspiration for the other. The house is owned by interior designer Julie Oswald and … Read more

Design Thoughts: The Psychology of White Rooms

Vincent Wolf designer at home Editor at Large White apartment

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about why white rooms seem so popular on social media feeds and Pinterest, but not as much in the “real world”.  Have you noticed this? White Rooms of Instagram Instagram feeds that feature predominantly white rooms seem to be unusually popular with thousands, if not tens of thousands, of … Read more

Design Details: How Wide Should My Drapery Panels Be?

If you’ve ever asked yourself “How do I know how wide my drapery panels should be?” then this post will be for you! As a decorator, I take care of this for my clients, but if you’re doing it yourself, or just want something quick in the back spare bedroom, I have all the details … Read more