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 »

Around the House: Surviving A Renovation Part II:  Living Through It 

If you’ve taken my advice and planned ahead for a Renovation, you and your contractor are armed with a meticulously thought out Construction Timeline and you know precisely when your tiles need to be onsite for... Read more »

Around the House:  Surviving a Renovation Part I – Planning & Preparing

Renovations can be stressful.  The expense, the ever-shifting end-date, and workmen tramping through your personal space for weeks or months on end can all wreak just as much havoc on your sanity... Read more »

Around the House:  “Childproofing” a Home

As I write this column, I am heading into the final weeks of pregnancy, and my household is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new, tiny Burruss. My mailbox is flooded with... Read more »

Around the House: Freshen Up Your Home for the New Year

Another New Year is upon us! And though hopefully we are all ready to embrace the new adventures, challenges and changes that lay ahead, by this point in the season, our homes... Read more »

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

The holidays are nearly here and, for many of us, that means houseguests are as well!  While being surrounded by friends and family is one of the greatest joys of the season,... Read more »