Interiors, Styling

Relax: Letting Your Vacation Style Guide Your Interiors

It's vacation time for a lot of people (especially those with school-age children) and I've been thinking about how to get some of that vacation feeling into my own home.  I love to travel but I don't take the type of vacation where I lay around doing nothing - probably because I'm not that great… Continue reading Relax: Letting Your Vacation Style Guide Your Interiors

Interiors, Styling

When Pianos Try to Be Guitars: How to Make an Upright Piano Look Hip

I love the piano but I think we can all agree they're not known for being the cool kid at the rock concert.  They're big, rectangular boxes that you need to sit or stand fairly still while you play them with a limited amount of head banging.  I've been seeing quite a few upright pianos featured recently in the… Continue reading When Pianos Try to Be Guitars: How to Make an Upright Piano Look Hip

Interiors, Styling

An Inexpensive, Rustic Chic Table You Can Make Now

Here's a great DIY side table to get that rustic, farmhouse charm into your home!

Interiors, Styling

Adding Personality to Your Home: A Look at Master of None’s Set Design

I can get lost in movie and television set homes. Here's what you can learn from set designers to use in your own home!

Interiors, Styling

We Are Family: Display your old family photo’s alongside the new

Do you want to display more family photo's but aren't sure how? Here's some great advice for getting family photo's up on the wall!

Interiors, Styling

Creating a Beautiful Home: 4 Tips to Remember

Happy 2016!  I took a few days off here and there over the holiday and had time, in between scarfing down silly amounts of holiday cookies, to think about houses and the process of creating a beautiful home.   I thought I would kick off the first post this year with a few thoughts that have been… Continue reading Creating a Beautiful Home: 4 Tips to Remember

Interiors, Styling

The Space Above: Styling above an upright piano

I've always wanted to smash a guitar over someone's head.  You can't do that with a piano. - Elton John As a silly decorator - having a piano in the home thrills me almost as much for the design opportunity as for the music. It's a gorgeous table top and art ledge rolled into a thing… Continue reading The Space Above: Styling above an upright piano

Interiors, Styling

5 Tips for Displaying a Collection Without Appearing like a Hoarder

“One day I was counting the cats and I absent-mindedly counted myself.” ― Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh and Other Stories I'm not much of a collection person - for this I count my blessings because I do see a potential hoarder lurking around inside my psyche.  A lot of collections either give me a creepy sensation of too many lives,… Continue reading 5 Tips for Displaying a Collection Without Appearing like a Hoarder

Garden Style, Interiors, Styling

Up Your Bohemian Vibe: Five Striking Plants to Consider Hanging Indoors

I've always liked hanging plants and I'm delighted that they're back in style again.  I think because they were so prevalent in the 60's and 70's and tended to be a little beaded and macramé-d up that they kind of have a hippy connotation for most people.  Think of a hanging plant as adding a… Continue reading Up Your Bohemian Vibe: Five Striking Plants to Consider Hanging Indoors

Garden Style, Styling

Getting Nature Indoors and a Song from the Lumineers

It's time to tromp out in the yard and start clipping - bring the branches in, crack the stems open a bit and place them in some warm water for a bit of early Spring happiness in a vase.  My daughter and I have the annual avocado pit in a glass jar underway: We also… Continue reading Getting Nature Indoors and a Song from the Lumineers