What’s New in Kitchen Trends?

Having recently agreed to help a family embark on a full-home renovation, I began to pull out photos of kitchens I’ve worked on and suddenly realized just how much time has passed... Read more »

Seasonal Accents

The change of seasons provides the perfect opportunity to add a few autumnal touches to ensure our homes are ready for cooler temperatures, long evenings and weekends spent indoors, and our household’s... Read more »

Summer Accents for the Home

Every year it breaks my heart to see the kids head back to school in the hazy heat of August with weeks of swimming weather, potential beach days, and staying up late... Read more »

The Beauty of the Window Box

Window boxes are a wonderful way to add color, flair, and visual interest to your home and its outdoor living areas.  I like to think of them as the accent pillows of... Read more »

Interior Trends from High Point Market

This spring, I joined thousands of interior and furniture professionals in making the pilgrimage to North Carolina’s High Point Furniture Market – the world’s largest home furnishings trade show featuring just over... Read more »

Create a Shrine to Something You Love

I’m a big fan of Gretchen Rubin’s book, “The Happiness Project,” and her follow-up book, “Happier at Home,” really speaks to me as a residential designer.  In both books, the author emphasizes... Read more »

Your Home’s Signature Scent

Scent is just as critical an element in creating a beautiful, rejuvenating home as comfortable furnishings and pretty fabrics.  It has the power to evoke memories, influence our emotions and state of... Read more »

Around the House: Garden Stools

Garden stools have long been a decorator favorite for their versatility, functionality, and beauty. These drum or barrel-shaped stools have been a part of Chinese tradition for over 1000 years, have been... Read more »

How to Plan a Year’s Worth of Home Improvements

With the start of a new year, most people like to make resolutions to improve themselves, but as a decorator, I admit that my resolutions often tend to be home-improvement oriented. Rather... Read more »

Gift Wrapping Station

It’s time for tinsel, tissue paper, glossy bows and tangles of ribbon!  ‘Tis the season of long lines at the mall, stacks of packages arriving at the door, and remorse that you... Read more »