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

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

A Modern Beach House with spectacular views out in Truro, MA

A Modern Beach House with spectacular views out in Truro, MA

  Are you ready for the long 4th of July weekend here in the US? I’m not actually a huge fan of fireworks and there are plenty of both the legal and illegal kind in the area. I live in a beach community, so it’s party-time all weekend long.  Meanwhile, I wanted to share a … Read more

Virtual Interior Design and how it works!

Virtual Interior Design and how it works!

I updated my Virtual Interior Design webpage to include a video description of the process and deliverables.   In this video, I describe the exact process of how I create beautiful, and personalized, interior design plan for clients far and wide. Known as Virtual Interior Design, aka E-Decorating, these plans evolve just as traditional in-person … Read more

Keeping up to date with Virtual Design (aka e-decorating) Services

Keeping up to date with Virtual Design (aka e-decorating) Services

Did you know that I’ve been offering Virtual Design aka e-decorating,services for the last decade? We keep referring to this type of service as “new”, but in fact there are many tech-savvy designers who have been offering these services for quite a long time. Of course, technologies and modes of communication have come a long … Read more

Massachusetts’s Oldest House Just Sold – and it’s adorable.

Massachusetts’s Oldest House Just Sold – and it’s adorable.

This adorable house in Sandwich, Massachusetts on Cape Cod just sold and was considered the oldest house currently on the market. From the real estate listing:  Meticulously maintained 1600’s English style cottage on Shawme Pond. Launch your kayak or fish from your private dock. Perfect for a second home, weekend getaway, or year-round living in … Read more

Design 101: Don’t hamstring your design dream (or dream designer!)

Design 101: Don’t hamstring your design dream (or dream designer!)

These days, we’re inundated with inspiration images. We collect them from magazines, or more likely Pinterest and Houzz. Designers routinely ask new clients for their inspiration images so we can get an idea of what they like and even don’t like. So often, we’re treated to lovely inspiration images of light, bright and beautiful rooms with … Read more