Little Luxuries We All Deserve

David Austin Roses, Cuisinart, Sur la Table, Tiffany & Co., Emma Bridgewater

 

Recently, my home got a double punch from Mother Nature. First, the yard was destroyed by a week-long ice storm. Next came egg-sized hail that got the roof, windows, fence and more. Such devastation not once, but twice, reminded me of this. A house is more than where you hang your hat. It’s your home— the place we count on for solace and smiles no matter what is happening around us. That’s why what we put in and around it matters. And why little luxuries like these are something we all deserve, now and then. Continue reading

4 Ways to Make Your Home Word Perfect

Terrain, Magnolia

Delivering a message with style is an art to be mastered. This Spring, designers are making that easy to do with decorative signs destined to make your home word perfect. Continue reading

Time Will Tell

Pottery Barn, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Heath Ceramics, Gump’s, Museum of Modern Art, Inmod

In a couple of weeks, we say goodbye to an extra hour of sleep and hello to daylight savings time. If you yawn at even the thought, no worries. Help is here with designer clocks that make the rise from slumber easier and definitely more stylish. Continue reading

Home Pops the Cork

Anthropologie, Oxo, Plus Us, Williams Sonoma

Cork is trending bigger than ever and it’s easy to see why. This eco-friendly, versatile material delivers a touch of nature, plus lots of texture and visual warmth. That’s why, this year, home is popping the cork with undeniable style. Continue reading

5 Ways to Communicate More Stylishly in 2021

Ballard Designs, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn

As New Year’s resolutions go, “communicating better” is an aspirational one for us all.  Here are five ways to get the message across at home, not only verbally but decoratively, too. Continue reading

5 Unexpected Stocking Stuffers

5 Unexpected Stocking Stuffers

Peleg Design, Kikkerland Design, Sur La Table, Uncommon Goods

The holidays bring out the kid in us all, especially on Christmas Eve when it’s time to hang our stockings. If Santa’s designated you as the elf to fill the socks for grown-up family members and friends, here are some unique little goodies to tuck in between the hard candy and oranges. Continue reading

Halloween Throwback Style

Target, Amazon, Etsy

This Halloween is setting up to be quite different because of Covid-19 distancing protocols. So what’s a spirited soul to do without moonlit parties and haunting every house on the block for tricks-or-treats?  Summon the ghosts of Halloween past for fun at home with your small social bubble (or all on your own). Heres how to set the scene with throwback style. Continue reading

Fall Fling

Plow & Hearth, Night Cat, Hammacher Schlemmer, Mooni, All Modern, Ooni Frya

As this long hot summer of COVID-19 captivity draws to a close, we find ourselves faced with at least a few more months of staying home.  Going all “doom and gloom” does no good. Instead, let’s find joy in autumn’s cooler temps and lovely view by transforming our outdoor spaces into places to while away the time even if we’re a party of just one or two.  Yes, it’s time for a Fall fling and here’s how to get started. Continue reading

Hot Dog!

Photo credits: Wallplays, To Home From London, Crate and Barrel, French Bull, Artful Home

These may be the dog days of summer, but so what?  With an updated spin on decor inspired by man -and woman’s- best friend, your home can be the coolest place around. All you need is “hot dog” decor like this. Continue reading