Decorating the Seats of Power

So, we’ve been all chewing over President Obama’s new Oval Office decor. It has been received with an overwhelming … eh… and that’s on the positive side. Some people, perhaps unwilling to publicly criticize Michael Smith, rumored to be the designer, have supported the decor as at least being satisfying to Mr. Obama. Because after … Read more

Michael J. Lee, architectural photographer on The Skirted Roundtable

This week on The Skirted Roundtable, we chatted with architectural photographer Michael J. Lee. Michael is a real up-and-comer in the New England design scene, having shot (and worked as a designer for) some of the most influential designers, architects and builders in the region. Michael’s background and education as a professional interior designer influences … Read more

The Real McCoy: An ode to my cookie jar

For my fourth birthday, my best friend and next door neighbor Patty Zimmerman (who was three) gave me this very cute McCoy Pottery Humpty Dumpty cookie jar.  This became our family cookie jar, gracing our kitchen through many moves and houses.  Although it was technically mine, I didn’t have free reign of the cookies inside, … Read more

A 1920’s estate in Milton, MA

FBN Construction photography 582 Blue Hill Ave 1920s estate 3

   1920’s estate view from the gardens – photography by Jean Donohue, courtesy of FBN Construction New England Cable News (NECN) Dream House just aired a two part segment on this fabulous 1920’s estate in Milton, MA. I’ve been lucky to have attended a few industry events at this spectacular 1920’s brick mansion and thought … Read more

Michael J Lee Photography – Architectural Photography

A couple of months ago, I had the honor of having a room that I designed photographed by Michael J. Lee Photography I have long admired Michael’s eye and how he captures a space.   Michael’s photograph of New England Design Hall of Famer Richard FitzGerald’s Cape Cod house. See more here. Prior to hanging out … Read more