Fall Out of Summer

It seems as if summer was going to continue well into October but I think we’ve finally turned the corner.  It’s that time of year when fun, vibrant colors give way to warmer, softer tones.  Hot summer days have transitioned into...
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Our Guest Bedroom and Creating a Cutting Flower Garden

After we completed our basement renovation last summer, we changed how we used a lot of the rooms in our home…the refinished basement became my office, my old office became our master suite, our old master suite became my son’s...
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High Point Market 2013 – Sofas

Once again, my trip to High Point Market did not disappoint.  Lots to see and do.  I took so many pictures that I’ve decided to break them up into a few posts.  This post covers the sofas and trends that...
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Iconic Chairs to go with Live Edge Table

It’s been crazy busy in a good way (except for the tax stuff, of course!)!  If you are on the east coast, I hope you are enjoying this gorgeous day!! For one of my clients I’m in the process of...
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Nature Inspired Design

I’m dreaming of spring and connecting more with the outdoors!  These rooms make a connection to the outside.  They are simple, filled with lots of natural light, and include natural elements such as stone, wood, and natural curiosities.  They are...
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Store Design Love

I was recently told by a friend that I had to check out the new Hobo flagship store in Annapolis.  So, on my next visit to downtown I made a point to stop in.  Well, let me just say….the store...
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100th Blog Post, Darryl Carter, Ottoman Empire and more

I just realized this is my 100th post!  Hard for me to believe…growing up I never enjoyed writing and here I am writing my 100th blog post.  It’s funny how life can take you in unexpected directions.  Speaking of the...
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Recent Project: Master Bathroom Renovation

Before I share my most recent bathroom renovation…I have to confess something! I’ve become obsessed with Pinterest!  I’ve been dabbling with this site for a few months now but lately I’ve been using it as a great tool to save...
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Aruba and Pretty Guest Bedroom Redo

I took a little break from posting due to a family trip to Aruba last week.   So much work needs to be done before you leave for vacation and then there’s catching up when you return but the trip...
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Touch of Gold

Warm metal finishes are showing up everywhere!  Think gold, un-lacquared brass, bronze, and copper. Kitchen and bath fixture companies are now offering these finishes for their more transitional and contemporary styles. I recently saw this New Ravenna mosaic tile in person at Architectural...
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