If you’re looking for affordable ways to freshen up the look of your backyard, patio or veranda this summer, grab an iced tea and sit down for a quick read because…this round-up is for you. Continue reading
As a design muse, the hedgehog may seem more than a tad unconventional. And yet, this little woodland creature is popping up all over the place as an accent that charms -and disarms- with an unexpected sense of style. Continue reading
Easter is a time for dressing up. This year, spiff up not only yourself but your table, too. Dine fine. Make this an elegant Easter everyone will remember with table decor that’s the peak of chic with a dash of contemporary style. Continue reading
When temps dip, there’s nothing quite like a crackling fire in the fireplace. Yet, each beautiful blaze also creates flames, embers and sparks that homes (and the people in them) need protection from. What’s a stylish, yet sensible solution? Decorative fireplace screens that do their job while also transforming hearths into fabulous focal points.
The open metal framework and glass center of the Shay fireplace screen creates a picturesque view that’s contemporary cool. $625.
The Pleasant Hearth Arched fireplace screen puts a clean-lined, contemporary spin on an iconic Gothic architecture element that echoes the calm feel of the fire within. $61.
The Chevron brass fireplace screen adds a touch of mid-century style with its bold chevron pattern. $249.
With its soft scalloped frame accented with delicate florals and leaves, the Artemis folding fireplace screen romances the room. $129.99.
Handcrafted and soldered with 541 pieces of art glass, the Stained Glass fire screen adds gem-like sparkle and is simply stunning. Its price is also more than fair for the look and workmanship that goes into it. $279.95
What I like about each of these screens is that they create beautiful focal points year-round. That’s an idea we design lovers can warm up to very easily.
A few years ago, British’s Queen Elizabeth II had something unexpected at the top of her Christmas list—a new doormat. Practically speaking, this makes perfect sense. We should all protect our floors whether our home is as big as Buckingham or as tiny as a tin can. This year, designers are making that easy to do with durable doormats that’ll weather whatever comes their way with stylish aplomb. Continue reading
Festive times call for festive decor. But for design lovers, the challenge has always been where to find holiday accents that speak to the season in style. I’m happy to report that 2016 is shaping up to be the year of tasteful holiday decor. Need proof positive? Here are five beautiful ways to deck your halls -inside and out- without a single elf on the shelf. Continue reading
Just in time for pre-holiday home spruce-ups, designers are going back to nature for inspiration. But this time there’s a twist. Continue reading
For generations, horses have won the hearts of animal lovers with their beauty, spirit and zest for life. Now these noble creatures have captured the imagination of designers in an unexpected way. The look is elegant, upscale and tightly edited. Silhouettes are crisp, clean and a tad modern by way of their simplicity. This Fall, equestrian style is riding high. It’s easy to see why… Continue reading
As a guiding star for travel, high tech GPS navigation is hard to beat. But this Fall, classic maps are making a comeback closer to home. Designers are discovering the allure of map motifs when used in unexpected, modern ways. Add one of these to your favorite space and so will you. Continue reading
I am not a camper. My idea of roughing it is a hotel room without room service. And yet I’ve noticed that camping today is hardly anything like what I experienced as a kid when we slept in a spartan tent on hard, rocky ground with bologna sandwiches to sustain us.
Yes, a tent revival underway. Style and comfort are its focus. I suspect we city slickers about to become camping converts. And we never saw it coming. Continue reading