DIY Summer Party Decorating

What’s more festive than a summer pool party?  Even without the pool, I find a summer bash is so much more relaxed than wintertime indoor entertaining.  Recently I had to […] Read more »

Internet Decorating Comes of Age

A decade ago, when the internet was burgeoning forth to change our lives forever, when websites were springing up like weeds in spring and technology was promising to do everything […] Read more »

Green Design Goes for the Glitz

Why sacrifice style for sustainability? The Green Home Expo has run concurrently and practically shared space with The Architectural Digest Home Show at Pier 94 in NYC for the last […] Read more »

It’s All About the Kitchen

Kitchens are on my mind lately.  In order to maintain my status with the American Society of Interior Designers, I am obliged to fulfill a number of hours of continuing […] Read more »

Decorating for the Holidays

In interior design circles these days, much is made about how interior design and architecture can shape people’s behavior in the workplace and even contribute to their healing in a […] Read more »

Around The House, Bring on the Color

It’s been a rough winter so far; as if the cold, ice and snow were not depressing enough, every time I turn on the TV or open the paper I’m […] Read more »
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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 […] 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 […] 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 […] Read more »