Snow is falling outside right now and I've got a hot mug of Earl Gray next to me. I love the smell of Bergamot - it smells like happiness. I just repainted my office Backwoods by Benjamin Moore and I am loving it. It's a forest green that's so forest green you can smell the… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Vintage and More Vintage
Any time I want to get a little down on myself, I start wishing I were normal. What is normal to me? I think it's someone who watches Yellowstone along with everyone else, someone who doesn't have a home filled with thrift and antique shop furniture and someone who has a "normal" yard filled with… Continue reading Let’s Get Interesting: 7 Rooms with Character
I am not writing to you this time in an existential panic. I am not going to complain to you today that the world is ending. I am not going to urge you to eat some metaphorical cake with me and stare at pretty interiors while democracy crumbles around us. This week I've decided that… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Vintage Style
There are so many things I'd love to complain to you about but this is a design and decorating blog and I think you could probably use some peace. We both know what's going on in the world and hopefully you're here because you could use a break from the 24 hour a day news… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Never Panic: Let’s look at pretty images together and smile.
It's the driest Spring on record in the Denver area and we've been having these incredibly dangerous windstorms. It seems like every other day the National Weather Service is telling me there's a Fire Weather Advisory for my locale. Fire Weather. I'm a big fan of climate fiction and I just started a booked called… Continue reading Images to Stave Off Thoughts of the End of the World
It is spring here in the Colorado Rockies and we've yet to have a big spring snowstorm but I'm sure it's in the works. I've been worrying over our front yard which is a giant slab of dirt with a little bit of sticky straw holding on to it for effect. Last fall, I scattered… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Prairie Meadows & Patterns
Women and men like to talk about a life/work balance. It seems to be something that everyone thinks someone else has figured out. I'm in other people's homes a lot because of what I do for a living and I will say I've never seen or felt this balance in another person's life and I'm… Continue reading An Inbalanced Life and an Appreciation of Mundane Moments
Good wishes to you on Christmas Eve's Eve. It's cold and bright in Colorado and I wouldn't mind a little bit of snow for Christmas Day. I've been thinking even more about home this year than normal. Home can be so comforting and relaxing yet also confining and boring - just depending on the hour… Continue reading Bon Hiver!
"I’ve never felt comfortable looking perfect or being perfect. My taste is weird and I couldn’t make a perfect room if I tried.” Jenna Lyons I am excited about interiors that give me a feeling for the person or family that lives in the space. I think perfect rooms and perfect homes don't exist in… Continue reading Imperfectly Perfect: Design Inspiration
After having been at home now for almost a full month - I am craving color, pattern, more art, more books, more of everything! Before the pandemic, when I would be home for a length of time, my instinct would be to purge, to get rid of things, to pare down to the essence. I… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Decorating During the Pandemic