THANK YOU, PANTONE!!! Thank you, thank you, for giving us Greenery this year! Talk about a much-needed lift! 15-0343 Greenery. What a fresh, optimistic color! Cause for celebration! A grassy green with enough lime to give it some energy and playfulness. Greenery is a straightforward, honest green that wants the best for all of us. It turns […]
I hope that by now, I’ve convinced all of you to have wallpaper SOMEWHERE in your lovely homes. Maybe you’re still getting comfortable with wallpaper — using it as an accent wall in a bedroom or trying it out in your powder room — or maybe you’ve gone whole hog and are hanging it faster than the factories can print it. Either way, here […]
I arrived home a few hours ago to an empty house. My husband and daughters are still in St. Michaels, where the girls will go to sailing camp this week. Usually I love chilling by myself at home; it’s so rare that no one else is here. But it was a really fun weekend, filled w/ amazing food, bike […]
Thanks for bearing with me, Gentle Readers. Here is my final observation about Colonial Williamsburg. And then I promise to go on vacation somewhere else. As an interior designer, I spend a lot of time thinking how I can achieve flow within a house. How can I make each room a little different while maintaining a cohesive feel? It helps if the […]
It’s embarrassing but true. As a red-blooded, card-carrying citizen of these United States of America, I had never been to Colonial Williamsburg before this summer. But let me tell you: it was worth the wait. I loved everything about it. I loved how accurate it was. (When my husband visited as a kid in 1976, the thinking was that […]
If you went out to lunch with a friend and you had spinach stuck in your teeth, you’d want him or her to tell you, right?…
I’m more than your go-to design chick. I’m your friend. And as your friend, it is my duty to tell you: you must have some wallpaper in your home.
Wallpaper is now more than a trend. It’s de rigueur. People are embracing it now. They’re recognizing its potential. They’re unleashing the power of patterned walls….
Ok, Newell Turner. I think you and I are going to get along just fine. I was still reeling from the news that my imaginary work paramour Stephen Drucker had left House Beautiful for Town & Country, a magazine about which I care not one iota. Perhaps Stephen will change that. Regardless of what happens with that […]