December 6, 2013
For this Seattle designer, winter berries bring a festive holiday red into my home. Red equals the holiday season and symbolizes excitement, energy, passion, love, desire, fire, all things intense and passionate. My favorite red is Benjamin Moore Million Dollar Red.
In the spirit of holiday colors, I’ve gathered some red gifts so that you can add excitement and…
November 27, 2013
Yes, with family gathered together this Thanksgiving I will be counting my blessings. I confess that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the closeness and camaraderie of preparing a meal, sharing recipes handed down from family, the conversations and stories. There is a warm circle created for me and I treasure the memories I have of Thanksgiving dinners from…Read More
November 20, 2013
As a believer that there’s always an occasion for champagne, I’m in the group that keeps a bottle of bubbly in my refrigerator at all times. I see that bottle and it lifts my spirits, makes me smile and I think celebration.
My favorite label
As the holidays approach we are thinking a perfect black dress or party outfit with…
November 14, 2013
Area rugs serve so many purposes in our interiors so how to determine the right size for your home? Before answering that critical question, I want to point out some of the benefits of area rugs. Rugs protect our floors and offer sound absorption plus they soften the interior design. From a design perspective, they add pattern, color and contribute…Read More
November 7, 2013
I’m hearing that ‘gray is the new black’, are you? High Point Market loves color and recently back from my annual immersion at High Point Market, my photos tell that story. Manufacturers continue to use color boldly to tell a story and create enthusiasm for their products. Take Hancock and Moore for example. A traditional, high-end manufacturer, here’s the message…Read More
October 31, 2013
Interior design signals in all forms and manner permeated the showrooms of vendors and manufacturers at the fall High Point Market. With a nod to the diversity in the marketplace, I saw sophisticated and clever gestures everywhere I walked. Yes, walking averaged around five miles a day minimum.
But first I started with a champagne toast (I do love champagne)…
October 24, 2013
I’m honored to be featured in the October/November issue of Gray Magazine in an article written by Seattle and Los Angeles-based Outdoor Living Expert, Debra Prinzing. GRAY is a bimonthly print and digital magazine for and about design connoisseurs who have a specific interest in the Pacific Northwest as a creative region. The focus of this article is fashion’s influence…Read More
October 17, 2013
It was a perfect September Saturday for a reveal party. My clients anticipated eagerly this celebration of their condominium design and the opportunity to invite 20+ friends to a catered reveal party I designed just for them. The custom designed invitation from Studio Grace captures perfectly the inspiration of the design…my client’s favorite dress. Thus the reveal party invitation says,…Read More
October 11, 2013
Yes, I am that fortunate designer who was invited to the Designer Forum this week at World of Whirlpool by Jenn-Air. So I renewed my love for Chicago and learned much about Jenn-Air. And what a treat to enjoy autumn splendor with nearly 5 hours to explore before our sessions began on Tuesday afternoon.
I meandered to the river then…
October 3, 2013
You and your interior designer have picked the perfect sofa, the absolutely most fabulous coffee table, the must-have table lamps. What pulls it all together? The wall color, of course, but what about an area rug? Unfortunately, your sofa is a hard to find color and you’ve trudged through all the rug stores and catalogs, but nothing fits your personality,…Read More