A House, A Home

How to Choose and Mix Colors

Did you know that colors have personality?  Orange is energizing, blue is calming.  Red is daring, purple is regal.  Colors affect us both mentally and physically, so it’s no wonder that selecting colors for your home is difficult. I carry…

Fall for Red and Orange!

With fall upon us in a few weeks, my thoughts turn to making homes cozy for those (hopefully!) cooler days and nights.  I absolutely adore fall decorating….layering textiles, adding ambiance, introducing new colors to the home…..heavenly!  This fall I’m focusing…

Hollywood Regency

Legendary designers Dorothy Draper and Williams Haines are famous for design styles that evoked Hollywood glamour and modern classical style.  Haines’ design style evolved from 1930’s Hollywood, a time when stars relied on both their talent AND their personal style…

The New Neutrals

I’ve heard neutral design described as everything from ‘trendy’ to ‘blah’.  And over the past decade neutrals have been equated with the color beige, and beige only.  I dubbed this beige color “builder’s beige” (a.k.a. the color that builder’s paint an…

Tablet Coffee Table?

I’m ALL about technology; in fact, we have over 9 Apple products in our house. I still have my first generation iPod — it sings lullabies to my daughter at night. My trusty iPod nano jams while I work out. Whether…