An Afternoon of Design Inspiration: A Tour of Design Legend Russel Wright’s Home

Design inspiration and decorating ideas abound at design legend Russel Wright’s home just a few miles up the river in Garrison, NY.  An afternoon tour of his estate, known as Manitoga, offers... Read more »
Around the House with Kitty Burruss River Journal

Using Feng Shui to Improve Your Fame, Wealth & Career

After reading my article on Feng Shui in the last issue of the River Journal, I will assume that you’ve devoted the last few weeks to de-cluttering and are now anxiously awaiting... Read more »

Simple Steps to Making Feng Shui Work in Your Home

As an interior designer, I know how deeply our outer environments reflect our inner psyche and affect our attitude and actions on a daily basis.   Our home, workspace, and even our car’s... Read more »

Decorating With & Caring For Antiques

Antique furniture can work in any style of home, with any style of decor.  Whether you live in a contemporary ranch with an open floor-plan, a center-entrance colonial, or a small studio... Read more »

Make Over Your Room on Budget: What Can You Do with $1000, $2500, $5000?

Re-decorating a room is a costly undertaking; as I designer, I advise clients to budget at least $25,000 if they plan on purchasing all new furniture, accessories, custom window treatments, and lighting. Read more »

The Organized Home: 
Tips for a Clutter-Free Space

Year after year, many of us make the same resolutions:  we’re going to “be healthier” and “get organized.” Year after year, we attempt, and maybe even succeed in getting these goals off... Read more »
Working from Home, Around the House

Working from Home

More and more people are working from home. Some are self-employed, some are telecommuters, and some are simply doing what they can to avoid the Manhattan commute one or two days a... Read more »
Orange is Back!

Making Orange Work in Your Home

Orange Is Back.  From the spring runways to J. Crew’s fall collection,  from Traditional Home to Elle Décor, and taking over floor displays in all the best local shops, the color orange... Read more »