Color It Summer

French Bull, Frontgate, Target

Ready to give your outdoor living space the posh pick-me-up it deserves? Then color up with popsicle brights that’ll bring a smile (and lots of style) all summer long.  Continue reading


Trend Alert—Gingham Chic

Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, PB Teen, Zazzle

If like me, you’ve not thought about gingham for more than a country minute, now’s the time to re-evaluate this classic small check pattern in alternating colors. This Spring, designers have gone gung-ho for gingham but from a contemporary point-of-view. Across the design spectrum, this trend checks out as a fresh way to pattern up and have a little fun as you do. Continue reading

Pool Perfect

If it’s as hot outside where you live as here in Texas, then join me in saying “thanks” to the cave people who some believe invented the first swimming pool. Continue reading

Pet Perfect Decor

I learned long ago that I’m anything but queen of my castle.  I’ve been totally upstaged and outvoted (8 paws to 2 hands) by Amber’s King George VI and Highview Windsor Prince Harry, aka Bertie and Harry–two cute corgies whose good looks save them from the Tower every day. Continue reading