Decor Books: The ART of Color {Farrow & Ball}

I have been familiar with Farrow & Ball’s incredible color palette for years and had the opportunity to drop in the downtown Chicago store the…

Interior Design Inspiration: Dream HOME Chicago

I reallllllly wanted to title this post “Why I Went Straight Home and Blew Up My House,” but that sounded too shallow and ungrateful even for me.…

Decor Books: Simple Home by Mark & Sally Bailey

Simple can be a relative term, can it not? This blogger can frequently be heard chanting: WE MUST SIMPLIFY. WE MUST SIMPLIFY. It takes discipline…

Personal Reflections; Gratitude

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep…

Decor Books: Patina Style by Steve and Brooke Giannetti

I’ll keep it short. My voice simply cannot compete with the power of such brilliant spaces designed by Patina Style authorities, Brooke & Steve Giannetti. The Giannettis own…

My Art: Where my art lives {midwestern farmhouse}

Wanted to share a few snaps of a fabulous farmhouse where some of my art lives because not only is it architecturally magnificent, but soon they…

My Art: Where My Art Lives {Seattle}

Before telling you about this mixed media assemblage I created on a vintage book cover, hushing for a moment to quietly savor the thoughtful work of Danish photographer…

DIY: Make Your Own LIMONCELLO!

Blogland can be dangerous. Just one fabulous image from someone else’s blog can trigger an obsession. I recently swooned over A Beach Cottage’s gorgeous tutorial…

Personal Reflections: My Collections

Recently I discovered the beyond lovely and must read blog Privet and Holly where bloggers can share their collections. Alison over at The Polo House…

Personal Reflections: My Beachy Palette

A mini mood board I assembled the other day as I daydreamed about decor plans for the living room. The palette is inspired primarily by a Meredith Pardue abstract (her…

Personal Reflections: The Secret Life of Mrs. Clean

This morning I have an appointment. With my refrigerator. Please admire the host of lovely refrigeration as you are treated to a taste of everyday…

Interior Design Books: SOLIS BETANCOURT {essential elegance}

In the mood for a little romantic lovely? This home in Washington’s Rock Creek Park is one of my all time favorites! Remember it in Traditional…