Love, American Style

Anthropologie, Wolfum, Amazon, Bauer Pottery

This Valentine’s Day, it’s time to up your game with something more than candy, flowers and a card.  Show your Valentine some love -American style- with decor made right here in the USA.  That’s how to get to the heart of the matter with style and the spirit of a passionate patriot. Continue reading

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Design’s Best Small, Affordable Gift of 2018

Rosanna, Inc., Mod Cloth, Z Gallerie, West Elm, Anthropologie, Jonathan Adler

For gifts or stocking stuffers that wow without breaking the break, try trinket trays.  These petite catchalls for rings, keys, coins and the like add a touch of vintage charm to vanities or night stands while keeping clutter at bay. Continue reading

Llama Drama Comes Home

Amazon, Uncommon Goods, Crate & Barrel, World Market, Fab Funky

Want to give your home a touch of global mystique that doesn’t take itself too seriously?  No prob-llama.  Design’s newest muse is the quirky cousin to the camel that has no hump, but couldn’t care less.  Exotic yet down to earth, this is a trend to embrace without thinking twice.  Llama drama up and smile each time you come home. Continue reading

Tailgate Grills That Sizzle With Style

Better Homes & Gardens, Amazon, Crate & Barrel

Fall is nearly here and you know what that means. Time for football and tailgate parties. If your portable grill has seen better days, it’s time to team up with one that’ll score big with foodies and design lovers alike. Continue reading

Coolers That Chill and Thrill

Coolest, Amazon, Crate and Barrel

When recently shopping for a new cooler, I came across more than those boxy, utilitarian ones we all grew up with. Coolers that chill and thrill from a design point-of-view are definitely trending hot. Check these out and you’ll see why. Continue reading

Budget-Friendly Garage Organizers

Premier Garage

Named by the New York Times as the “final frontier in home renovation,” garages are basking in the design spotlight. Sleek, chic custom organizers like these make it easy for any garage to go from junkyard to jewel. If you have a robust budget. But what if your decorating dreams are bigger than your bank book? Then you need garage organizers that get the job done in budget-friendly style. Continue reading

Spiky Style—Hedgehogs for Home

Parrot Uncle, Creative Co-Op, Anthropologie, Etsy

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