Beautiful Bistro Shelves

Palmer Industries bistro shelves

Brass and glass bistro shelves have definitely been having a moment in design recently. Think of the romance of an old back bar with tarnished brass hardware filled with bottles of tipsy goodness. The Bofinger in Paris just oozes old world charm doesn’t it?? I think this is part of the appeal of bistro shelves … Read more

Creating a Zen Corner For Finding Peace

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  One thing I’ve really enjoyed are all the free offerings, performances, classes and YouTube programs coming from celebrities homes. It definitely feeds this nosy body’s curiosity. Yesterday I was thrilled to be able to participate in a hands-on distance learning program with one of the world’s foremost decoupage artists Jill Barnes-Dacey. Jill is based … Read more

Property Swoon: A Vermont Farmhouse Fantasy

Sometimes, a property just captures the essence of what’s popular (aka trendy) in design, but is also actually really good too, which doesn’t happen as often as one would think. This is the case with this gorgeous Vermont farmhouse fantasy home that was featured in both Design New England and Traditional Home magazines – in … 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 … Read more

Hold The Door!

Carved wood door of woods and bears

I saw this image on Pinterest and kind of fell in love with the magical woodland nature of its carvings and stained glass. It kind of reminded me of fantasy stories like Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia. I also reminded me of: Game of Thrones character Hodor (née Wylis) who was … Read more

Dining by Design Tweet Chat today – and you’re invited!

This afternoon at 1:00 PM EST I’m participating in a Tweetchat about the upcoming 20th Anniversary Dining by Design Event in New York. #DiningByDesign is a huge annual undertaking where designers and brands join together to create a series of amazing dining spaces in order to raise money for #DIFFA Design Industry for Fighting Aids. … Read more

Christmas cheer, decorating and amazing architecture in Newburyport, MA

I made my annual pilgrimage to the Newburyport Holiday House tour on Saturday and this year, we were treated to some amazing homes and lovely, though not ostentatious, holiday decorating. The House Tour is put on and benefits the Custom House Maritime Museum of Newburyport. The first house I visited was the 1774 Lowell-Tracy-Johnson House, … Read more