My Home January 2014 & Personal Reflections

I had every intention of blogging about our kitchen today. What works about the space, what I’d change… yet something infinitely more important is stirring my…

My Abstract Paintings {January 2014}

our living room LIVING with abstracts would be a more fitting title for this post since I’m not much of a decorator, preferring instead to…

Paris Trip: Musee Carnavalet

How are things with you today?Me? Less than cheery as chilling temperaturesdo a number on ‘my nerves’ as gramma used to say.Still, the cold won’t stop…

My Home January 2014: Living With Neutral Decor

MORE evidence of my love affair with white lives in every room of our home… In a sleepy little Northern Illinois town, the house is newish…

My Art: paris graffiti collages i made

I found all sorts of beautiful, gritty, layered street art on building walls in Paris, where legal tagging sites are sprinkled across the city. Apparently, groups of artists…

Personal Reflections & My Holiday Home 2013

For me, Christmas is not about fancy wrapping paper or a jolly man negotiating our chimney. It’s about the birth of the King of my…

DIY Fortuny Stenciled Dressing Room

Today I’m sharing a few more shots of my stenciled wall project from the other day! This post contains affiliate links which I hope you…

DIY Boozy Pear Apple Crumble Recipe

I do love any baked fruit that ends in ‘crisp” or ‘crumble’, and for a little variation on old fashioned apple crisp, how about a…

DIY Dressing Room Stencil Project: Royal Design Studio

In exchange for a stencil from Royal Design Studio, I am bringing you this promotional post! After introducing this sweet little dressing room of mine…

Interior Design Books: Reflections on Swedish Interiors

Love Swedish interiors? Serenity. Calm. Feel-good quality. This is how the authors of a beautiful book describe a well-designed Swedish interior, and with countless examples…

My Art {Collages on Vintage Book Covers}

collage for Monika of Splendid Willow A few years ago, I began creating these mixed media collages on old discarded book covers. collage for Alison…

Personal Reflections: Love Always Wins {Waldorf Astoria Chicago}

What a difference a year makes! A year ago, my groom and I were in Paris at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome celebrating 25 years of marriage,both…