Around the House, Window Dressing

How do you dress a Window? Amateurs beware, this is one area where even the most intrepid do-it-yourselfers hand over the reins to a professional. Windows are always a focal point, so... Read more »

Entertaining and the Dining Room

Typically, in new construction these days, the living room is shrinking — the real "living" goes on in some combination of kitchen and great room. Read more »

Holiday Decorating

I have been known to leave the Holiday evergreen wreath on my front door until March. Partly it’s because I’m too busy to take it down but truly, in spite of the... Read more »

Remodeling? Go Green., Around the House

Remember the counter-culture movement of the 1970’s – Birkenstock sandals, organic gardening, macrobiotics, "The Mother Earth News"? Well take a look around now — it’s hit the mainstream in a big way. Read more »

The Guest Room, Around the House

With the Holiday Season approaching fast – my thoughts are turning to the state of my Guest Room. To put it kindly, my guest room doubles as a storage room for art... Read more »

Around the House, Taming the Great Outdoors

The Pool As a young married couple, my husband and I were thrilled to buy our first house. It was a small Cape style house with a view of distant mountains. Read more »

Tips on Choosing a Sofa

Everyone wants a sofa that is both stylish and comfortable but tastes vary widely. What’s stylish and what’s comfortable? Some people want a crisp tailored look while others prefer the "slept in"... Read more »

Around the House, New Year’s Resolution: Clutter Clearing with help from Feng Shui

Maybe Feng Shui is not at the top of your list for New Year’s Resolutions this year, but it can help get you motivated if one of your resolutions is to clean... Read more »

Painting Interiors: A Primer

Finally, spring is in the air! Time to open the windows, clear out the winter cobwebs and, if your spring cleaning is truly ambitious, put on a fresh coat of paint. Read more »

Around The House, Making the Most of a Small Masterbath

The Bigger Bathroom In new construction, I see it a lot: a masterbath as big as the masterbedroom itself. Once viewed as strictly a utilitarian space, only large enough to house the... Read more »