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

Useful Gifts

 

CBCB2, Comfee, Cosori

If we’ve learned anything in 2020, it’s that home matters and so does what we put in it. That’s why this year’s best gifts are both practically perfect and pretty cool looking, too.  Useful is in, so put a bow on gifts like these.

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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

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

6 Stylish Ways to Make Your Home Nice and Neat

Pottery Barn, Helen Milan, One Forty Three, Urban Outfitters, Siren Song Curiosities

As the new year begins, the best of intentions surface again as many people resolve to do better at everything from health to housekeeping.  While I can’t stop you from choosing donuts over kale (please—I can barely stop myself), I can spotlight some stylish ways to make your home nice and neat all year-round.   Continue reading