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

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

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

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

Bringing The Year of the Dog Home

West Elm, Etsy, Draper James, Chinese Fortune Calendar, Ballard Designs, World Market, Anthropologie

Chinese New Year is about to begin and 2018 is all about the Year of the Dog. Here on the home front, designers are putting on the dog, too, in ways that honor Fido in fabulous fashion. 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

Santa’s Modern Makeover

 

etsy.com, bedbathandbeyond.com, pier1.com, potterybarn.com, kohls.com

etsy.com, bedbathandbeyond.com, pier1.com, potterybarn.com, kohls.com

With a twinkle in his eye and a design trick or two in his bag, here comes Santa. This year’s nod to the big guy in the red suit is marvelously modern and smartly stylish; and proof that St. Nick may be old but he’s forever fashionably young.  Continue reading