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

Lemon Zest

Target, Pottery Barn, West Elm, The Lamp Stand, Kotula’s

Just like bits of lemon add freshness and flavor to food, the color yellow does the same for interiors.  Uplifting, optimistic and energizing, this is a happy hue that every home needs, especially right now. 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

5 Gifts That Travel Light

Food 52, Anthropologie, Magnolia

Want to save some money this holiday season, yet still give great gifts?  Then set your sights on beauties that won’t break the bank in postage or checked baggage charges. Items like these travel light on everything but style. Continue reading

Mister Rogers Comes Home

Amazon, Fine Art America, Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn, West Elm

This month, we’re about to have “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” as Tom Hanks steps into the world of beloved children’s tv host, Fred Rogers.  Although the show debuted over 50 years ago, its lessons about kindness, honesty and friendship are still relevant for the times in which we live today.  So, too, are key elements of the original show’s set design which created a warm, comfy vibe that viewers loved then and designers love now (with an updated twist). Want to experience a beautiful day every day? Invite Mister Rogers into your home with decor like this. Continue reading

5 Stylish Safety Products for Your Home

Fire Design, Amazon, Pottery Barn

Home safety should be should be a priority year-round, but especially during the holidays. Whether guests are headed your way or you’re heading out, here’s how make your home safer without giving an inch on style. Continue reading

Fun for Fall? Book It!

Zazzle, Amazon, Society 6, Wall Monkeys, Red Bubble

In a surprising twist of design fate, books are the look to check out for Fall. This new spin on an old school favorite is a clever mix of classic, contemporary and high tech smarts. Here’s how to turn the page on style with a bit of literary wit. No reading required. Continue reading

Alfresco Fun

Target, French Bull, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, James Ransom, Amazon, Outward Hound

This is the time of year when it’s hard to do anything indoors. So give yourself permission to leave the office early or set those household tasks temporarily aside. Kick back, relax, play. Summer’s here. Alfresco fun awaits. Continue reading