Soft throws in simple patterns and neutral colors make great gifts; they work with any style decor and are sure to get lots of use!

Around the House – Holiday Gifts for the Home

I always struggle to dream up good gifts for grown-ups.  Kids are easy – bright objects with flashing lights that make lots of noise and look like they will drive […] Read more »
Around the House - Getting Your Guest Room Ready for Visitors

Around the House-Getting Your Guest Room Ready for Holiday Visitors

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the overnight-guest season, so be sure to get your Guest Room ready for visitors before the frantic pace of the holidays begins. Even if you […] Read more »
supply storage

Around the House – A Few Supplies Every Home Should Have

You’ve got the kids on the bus and back in school, backpacks brimming with every supply on their seemingly endless list.  Why not take a weekend to get your home […] Read more »
decoration the nursery kitty burruss

Around the House~Decorating the Nursery

Despite having a new home full of rooms to decorate, all of my design energy has been focused on one space since giving birth to my first child in June […] Read more »
tending your garden claim your stakes

Tending Your Garden – “Claim Your Stakes (or not)”

Staking, to me, has never been an ideal solution in my perennial beds. No matter how carefully or “artfully” I try, it always winds up looking – well, like a […] Read more »
home decarting with Kitty Burruss

Decorating is in the Details

A casual acquaintance recently commented to me that she can always tell which of her friends have used interior designers like the well-acclaimed Boston Interior Designer. When I asked how […] Read more »

Infuse Your Home with a Touch of Spring

Even though this winter proved to be almost non-existent, I can’t help but be excited by the promise of spring!  It’s time to open the windows on warmer days, air […] Read more »
Though the bedside tables in this bedroom aren’t matched, their similar heights and matching lamps provide symmetry and balance to the room. Bedroom designed by Barbara Sternau Interior Design.

~ Around the House ~ Your Design Questions Answered: Dispelling Some Common Decorating Myths

Myth 1: It’s less expensive to recover your sofa than to buy a new one. Nope – it’s usually not. Unless you plan to buy your sofa at Ikea, Bob’s, […] Read more »
Special touches like an arrangement in the powder room give your home a festive feel

Simple Holiday Decor

Growing up, I watched my mother stock up in the produce department every December. Not for making seasonal pies or fruitcake – she was buying our holiday decorations. Between fruits […] Read more »
A small holiday season bar

Prepping your Home for the Holiday Season

It’s coming… the season of big extended-family dinners, unannounced visitors “dropping by,” impromptu cocktail parties with the neighbors, and endless trips to the wine store for another last minute hostess […] Read more »