25 years

In 1987, while still in college we married at a place called Nazareth Hall. I wrote a special song a friend performed, and our parents…

My Home: Living Room {a new beginning}

Our living room has been empty for awhile (the sectional moved to the finished basement). But it is coming together since I brought in lots…

Home Decor Inspiration: Dressing Room {Swoonworthy}

This is my gorgeous bloggy friend Red’s renovated dressing room, complete with all sorts of DIY lovely and pretty on the cheap. She may smack…

Decor Books: Country Style & Design {Justin Bishop}

The author of Country Style and Design (Images Publishing, 2012), Justin Bishop, is busy restoring a time-worn cottage in a picturesque Australian town. omg…these two pages…

My Art: Where My Art Lives {music gallery}

Trio of my panels in the homeowners’ bedroom where they requested lyrics from ‘their song’ as well as metallic graphic goodness. You may recognize this…

Decor Books: 100 Best Living Rooms

Last year, a National Association of Homebuilders report projected that by 2015, living rooms may be extinct. It got me thinking about the history of this room…you…

Decor Books: Living on the Coast {Barclay Butera}

Ahhhhh. Barclay is almost as pretty as his beachy new book Barclay Butera Living on the Coast (Gibbs Smith, 2012). In this lovely for your library,…

Hotel Decor Inspiration in Chicago: Camp Hello Lovely {Part 2}

Today I’m sharing a few more glimpses of our urban chic camping trip in Chi-town. Part 1 is here. Some particulars we loved about the…

Hotel Decor Inspiration in Chicago: Camp Hello Lovely {Part 1}

Over the weekend, three friends and I escaped to Camp Hello Lovely. If you know me, you probably guessed there was no need to stop on…

Interior Design Inspiration: Paris Apartment in the Latin Quarter

This will be our home away from home in a few months when we visit Paris. The apartment is located in a typical Haussmanian building…

Decor Books: Provence & Secrets {Segreto}

Allow me to share one of the many reasons I adore interior design: there is within this field a universal loveliness which transcends language and…

Designer Inspiration {swoonworthy}

Welcome to a chic gem in Manchester, England. You likey her pillows? She has a shop! To a sexy girl’s guide to turning an eccentric Edwardian…