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 **

Cottage By The Sea {Love}


BHG Love the window seat, and the soft shade of aqua wicker chairs!   BHG Love the gorgeous rust colored chairs!   BHG Love the pop of fun in the bright turquoise curtains and the stunning chandelier! BHG Love the … ** Read more **

Summer Decor: The Starfish & Jute Mason Jar

mason jar craft

Simple Summer Party Decorating Idea Remember my trusty and most often used party decoration? Of course you do. Yep, it is the humble yet oh so versatile mason jar. Here she is for summer 2011, this time all dolled up in her summer evening wear, a … ** 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 **