Interior Design Book: Patina Style by Steve and Brooke Giannetti

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

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 2011: 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 2011: 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…

Humor 2011: The Secret Life of Mrs. Clean

This morning I have an appointment.With my refrigerator. Please admire the host oflovely refrigeration as youare treated to a tasteof everyday humorI pen for parenting…

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…

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…

Designer Interview: MONIKA CLAASSEN

Sometimes in this series we meet creative types I admire but have yet to meet, and sometimes friends are profiled. But our inspiring guest today…

Lovely Finds: My Etsy Shop

My shop on etsy debuted a few weeks ago, and in spite of not finding time to market it, stuff is beginning to sell. aurora…