Conversation Starters: The White Elephants in the Room


  So, I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs yesterday and came across THIS. A post by Young House Love and Sherry's crazy dream about a new trend designers were promoting: elephants in every room. It was a funny post (I totally … ** Read more **

Using Facebook To Promote Your Blog or Business

blogging for business

I'm honored to have been asked by Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Designer Marketplace to write a series of articles about the business side of design. While the site is geared for interior designers, I think you'll find my articles to have application to … ** Read more **

HGTV’d: Win an AmEx $100 Gift Card Giveaway from HGTV!


Did you all watch the premiere of the new series HGTV'd last week? I SO wanted to tune in but our TV was sadly NOT WORKING! We've only had that flat screen TV for about a year and a half, so I couldn't believe it already croaked! They don't make 'em … ** Read more **

My New {Re-Invented} Summery Dining Room Curtains


{please look away from the band of swine paint that still circles our ceiling ..} Magazine Inspiration Pic for one of my kitchens in the 1990's. Once upon a time (back in the 1900's, before some of you were born), I fell in love with a … ** Read more **

How to Decorate {Using Accessories You Already Have}

The Inspired Room How to Decorate

How to Decorate {with Accessories} I'm a use what I have to decorate kind of girl. I've had some of the same furniture and accessories for years. Every now and then I give things a little update or add something new to the mix of what I already … ** Read more **

Inspiration: 10 Lovely Window Seats


House Beautiful Window Seats Winter, spring, summer, or fall .... how could you not love a window seat? They are perfect in every season. Sarah Richardson, Sarah's House Dining room window seats! House to Home Double window seats! House … ** Read more **