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…

My Art: Colors of Haliewa

Our family adores Haleiwa on Oahu’s North Shore. It’s old Hawaii so there’s not a single hotel and NO ONE rushes or worries about much…

Coffee Table Books: LOCALS ONLY

Photographer H U G H  H O L L A N D captured these extremely cool images in the 70s just as skateboarding was born…

Interior Design Books: Decorate by Holly Becker

If you are a design junkie, chances are you already know about Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home (Chronicle Books) by…

Artist Inspiration: BYLOOM and HYDE: Alexandra Ritchie

  Mine is a curious soul. When someone else’s artistry moves me, I can’t help it… I have to know more about the creative hands…