Learning the art of design through observation

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS -- THE CONTROVERSY: I know some people question the value of looking at beautiful homes in photos. Perhaps they really don't understand the value of observation and learning from photos. And that is OK. We are all wired up … ** Read more **

Sweet Escape: A Perfect Place
for Some R & R

If only I was headed for a vacation like that! Oh well, maybe someday. Happy weekend, one and all! MUAH!!!! photo: Architectural Digest Casa Triton, Mexico Need a break this weekend? Here are some other great places to escape: Swim with the … ** Read more **

Style Tips: A Picture Quiz

Need some help defining your style? I can't guarantee the results of this, but you can have some fun trying! I saw a link to a fun picture quiz on This is Glamorous' blog and tried it myself with my spare time tonight (ooo, you caught me … ** Read more **

Solitude: A Daily Ritual

In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us. Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own How are you all doing with balanced living? We haven't talked about that much lately, probably because I've … ** Read more **

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

O ne of my most favorite houses ever is my blogging buddy Meg's home. I know she is becoming quite popular, but I discovered her long ago so we go way back and I am pretty sure I am her BBFF (grin). In fact, her craft room was featured on my blog … ** Read more **

Sweet Escape: Blog Talk Radio & Beach Style

What a week! I had lots going on this week, so I am glad it is finally Friday! I know I promised you all a link to my Blog Talk Radio appearance on The "O" Myth, so here it is. It was so fun chatting (live!) with the delightful hosts of that … ** Read more **