December 11, 2014
Small spaces need solutions and especially for holiday decorating. And what are some tried and true ideas for small spaces? Why a mirror, of course. With placement of a decorated tree and mantel opposite a reflective surface, a small space is immediately festive. This is so especially during evening hours when the lights sparkle. Love this image (homebyally.blogspot.com) …Read More
December 4, 2014
As I do my personal Christmas shopping, I am thinking about how to prepare a guest room. Of course the holidays bring family and friends to our homes but all year long we invite and share our hospitality. Since my daughter and her family are new home owners this year, my gift list focuses on their guest bedroom. Yes, I …Read More
November 23, 2014
What a wonderful event I enjoyed as I sampled champagne last weekend. I do love bubbly, BTW, so this event was perfect for me. And how did this come about?
My friend belongs to La-Chaine Seattle, the local chapter of Chaine des Rotisseurs. I was excited to attend this event not only to sample 15 bubblies but also to …Read More
November 11, 2014
I heard some rumbles about why Guilford Green is color of the year 2015. Some happy and some not so. And recently I posted about the Color Season. When I heard about Guilford Green, I smiled and recalled a project from 2010.
Per Benjamin Moore, “HC-116 This color is part of the Historic Color Collection. …Read More
November 5, 2014
All about the details. Magic returns to the furniture mecca of High Point. Say what? how? Back in my Seattle interior design business my brain slowly sifts through photos, interpretations and blog posts. See through the design lens of my eyes and what caught my design eye.
Craftsmanship shares embellishments like contrast welt, trims and tapes, nail patterns and finish …Read More
October 7, 2014
Artwork is one of the easiest ways to bring an extra dash of personal style into your home. But rather than simply hanging your art in the center of the wall, why not try something new with your display? From displaying your artwork of random sizes in a geometrical shape to choosing …Read More
October 2, 2014
Lately the colors I love are showing up with new vendors and in my current projects. Take for instance my presentation today to learn about Place Textiles. Ripley Worthy, National Sales Manager of Place Textiles, and LesliAnn Cone, my go-to ever so savvy representative, invited me to a small, as in the 3 of us, show and tell.
I was …Read More
September 23, 2014
As I write this post I’m thinking about the color season presentations I attended this week. First there was Leatrice Eiseman who is often called ‘America’s color guru’ especially via her role with Pantone. “For most consumers today, color and style coordination in home interiors is a consistent goal, but the old rigid color rules have been replaced by more …Read More
September 11, 2014
Such a delight and fulfillment as a designer to please a passion like custom rug design. And so it is with this story which I’d like to share with you.
The birth of this custom rug design actually started in an earlier home with my client. (no photos). I …Read More
September 4, 2014
So I finally pulled the trigger on my own kitchen remodel. And this is why I’m excited and exhilarated (and slightly exhausted too). I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and eagerly anticipating cooking for myself and friends. I love to entertain and cook and this design is for both of those reasons.
For my small (under …Read More