The Organized Home: 
Tips for a Clutter-Free Space

Year after year, many of us make the same resolutions:  we’re going to “be healthier” and “get organized.” Year after year, we attempt, and maybe even succeed in getting these […] Read more »
Working from Home, Around the House

Working from Home

More and more people are working from home. Some are self-employed, some are telecommuters, and some are simply doing what they can to avoid the Manhattan commute one or two […] Read more »
Barbara Sternau and Kitty Burruss

Moving on…

After spending a fun and fruitful five years in Tarrytown, it is with mixed feelings that we have closed our office at 4 South Washington Street.  In an effort to […] Read more »
Around the House -

Brief History of the Modern Kitchen

From  the Stone Age to contemporary times, whether we are spearing a wild boar and throwing it whole onto a raging fire or savoring “crab risotto with a hint of […] Read more »
Orange is Back!

Making Orange Work in Your Home

Orange Is Back.  From the spring runways to J. Crew’s fall collection,  from Traditional Home to Elle Décor, and taking over floor displays in all the best local shops, the […] Read more »

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 »