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

Fun House

Anthropologie, Uncommon Goods, Peleg Design, West Elm

We’re halfway into 2020 and it’s crystal clear. Anything that delivers a smile is a welcome sight. Especially at home, where we go to retreat and restore our souls before heading back out to the heavy stuff in the outside world. Is it any wonder that lighthearted decor is so of the moment ? Layer items like these into your existing decor for a fun house that everyone will enjoy. Continue reading

In Stressful Times, There’s No Place Like Home

Target, Amazon, IKEA, Crayola

Right now, many of us are spending more extended time at home than ever before as we collectively hunker down to help stop the community spread of coronavirus. Staying tuned into media reports is important, but so is taking an occasional break and doing something that’ll make you feel a little better right now. Like decorating in ways that can lower your levels of stress and anxiety. Continue reading

Trend Alert—Modern Enamelware

French Farm Boutique/Etsy, Emma Bridgewater, Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, Unison Home

This Spring, prepare to be enamored with enamelware—a classic gone contemporary. Made of lightweight metal with a durable porcelain finish (as it has been for centuries), today’s enamelware is all about clean lines, simple silhouettes and a sophisticated use of color. Understated, chic and versatile, this is a look that’s at home everywhere from urban lofts to modern farmhouses and renovated ranches in the ‘burbs.  Continue reading

Home Takes The Dolly Parton Challenge

Crate and Barrel, La-Z-Boy, Ballard Designs, Macy’s

With a wink (and in the blink of an eye), Dolly Parton has happy’ed the world up with her recent “Dolly Parton Challenge,” posting a four-photo mosaic of prospective account photos of herself for LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Tinder. Now Dolly’s post has gone viral as millions of people rise to the challenge with photos of themselves that fit the style of each social media platform: LinkedIn/professional, Facebook/family-friendly, Instagram/stylish and Tinder/sultry.

While clothes may make the man or woman, decor makes a home and the moods within.

So walk with me in Dolly’s shoes (high as they are) as we take the #DollyPartonChallenge with sofas—the best seat in the house. Continue reading