Novel Ways to Make Yourself at Home

Most of us have been “social distancing” for several weeks now. Although we have to get out of the house for groceries, a walk, or a sanity escape, we’ve been spending way... Read more »

Around the House: Cooking Up a Hot Looking Kitchen

Who hasn’t entertained the idea of renovating their kitchen? All the cool pictures we see on Pinterest and HGTV make it seem so appealing. But it’s important to realize how many big... Read more »

Decorating for the Darker Months … Let’s Get Cozy

We’ve been pretty fortunate with this year’s mild winter, but there’s something about the short days that makes me want to stay inside. I love being warm at home on a cold,... Read more »

Kids & Dogs – Designing for Our “Real” Lives

  We love our kids.  We love our dogs.  But both can wreak havoc in a well-designed home.  However, there are products you can use to protect the life of your furniture without sacrificing style. You want your family to enjoy their... Read more »

Around the House: The New Traditionalism – Everything Old is New Again

  When someone describes their house as traditional, what do you think of? For me, it brings to mind an older home filled with an assortment of family antiques, an overload of... Read more »

Around the House: How Modern Is Your Style? 

Often I get phone calls from new clients who’ve just moved into their first home from the city. When I ask what style appeals to them, they describe themselves as “super–modern.” I get really excited... Read more »

Around the House:  Creating Timeless Curb Appeal  

This time of year, as the trees and shrubbery surrounding our homes begin to lose their luster, we can no longer rely on colorful flowers or vivid foliage to distract the eye... Read more »

Around the House – 15 Ideas to Try at Home This Fall 

This season is full of hustle and bustle around my home, and there’s little time to devote to decorating or undertaking large projects amidst the chaos of getting everyone into the Back–to–School routine.  And while... Read more »

Around the House:  Pile on the Prints! 

If you were to casually observe my daily fashion choices, you would believe me to be a lover of neutrals, a hater of patterns. My wardrobe consists of navy blue and gray... Read more »

Around the House:  Style Secrets from the South 

Though I was born and raised on the North Shore of Chicago, the home I grew up in was decorated and run by a thoroughly Southern woman – my mother. While our... Read more »