A FRESH GUEST ROOM DESIGN FOR AN EMPTY NESTER

For my aunt, it’s been years since the last bird left the nest. Instead of downsizing she’s decided to refresh areas of the home starting with daughter’s former bedroom. I loved reimagining this room where, as a child, we had…
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PAINT WOOD PANELING? WE HAD OTHER IDEAS

To paint or not to paint wood paneling It’s really a matter of personal preference, but there are obvious clues when you should paint wood paneling. If your wood paneling is not real wood at all, dated, or badly damaged,…
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ISLAND HOPPING WITH AMANDA LINDROTH—A BOOK REVIEW

I was recently given an advance copy of Amanda Lindroth’s book Island Hopping. It couldn’t have come at a better time given my latest obsession with interior design in the Caribbean. Amanda’s book reads like an engaging conversation with a…
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ON MY DESK: PROJECT TRUE BLUE

From coastal cool to chinoiserie chic, a BLUE and WHITE color combo is both TIMELESS and CLASSIC. Peek behind the curtain to preview our latest decorating project, True Blue, and see why these rooms will stand the test of time.…
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A CASUALLY ELEGANT DINING ROOM, A BEFORE AND AFTER

Though formal dining rooms are known for being stuffy, client’s makeover is both glamorous and welcoming. Our client wanted to entertain in a dining room that was approachable yet elegant. To achieve this goal, we placed heavy emphasis on color,…
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A GOOD ROOM TURNED GREAT ROOM

Two story great rooms are some of my favorite to decorate. What I love most about these larger than life spaces are the challenges they present. Here are a few common questions you may have about your own great room:…
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WAKE UP HAPPIER IN THIS MOOD-BOOSTING BEDROOM

You know how passionate we are about creating a happy home and infusing the homeowner’s personality into each space we design. Today I wanted to share a mood-boosting bedroom concept we’ve created using their favorite color, green. Studies have repeatedly…
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HOW TO USE TEXTURE TO REVIVE A BORING ROOM

We have a lot of square footage to cover in this 3-story, luxury executive home. The first few spaces completed so far include a beach-inspired large master suite with sitting room, the kitchen and breakfast area, as well as the keeping…
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