Brian Patrick Flynn’s Big, Bold Art

Brian Patrick Flynn’s Big, Bold Art

I have a Google alert set up for “family-friendly interiors” so I can keep up with what other designers and decorators are doing that they consider to be Interiors For Families. I could get fancier and more comprehensive with my keywords, but I haven’t – and interestingly, it’s a pretty quiet feed. There was a … Continue reading

An Interview With Eric Roth

An Interview With Eric Roth

I recently had the opportunity to work with one of the best and most experienced interior and architectural photographers in the business – Eric Roth. He produced all of the images in my online portfolio, but is of course far better known for his spectacular work for little shelter magazines like Traditional Home, Elle Decor, … Continue reading

An Outdoor Rug – Help Me Decide!

An Outdoor Rug – Help Me Decide!

For the first time ever, my husband and I have purchased outdoor furniture. We are new to having usable outdoor dining space, and are really looking forward to entertaining friends and family “al fresco.” For now, we have a deck – though in the future we will dine on a stone¬†patio of some sort (more … Continue reading

Living Room Reveal: Formal and Family-Friendly

Living Room Reveal: Formal and Family-Friendly

As some of you who follow me on Facebook and elsewhere may have already seen, I recently launched a brand new website, complete with a refreshed portfolio which reflects some of my most recent work. The latest¬†addition to my online portfolio is my own living room, situated in what would have been the main parlor … Continue reading

Creating an Easy, Elegant High-Low Tabletop

Creating an Easy, Elegant High-Low Tabletop

I have to be honest with you – I’m not much for fancy or fussy “tablescapes.” Not that I can’t appreciate their beauty, but I just can’t see putting in all that effort for a one-night-only event. I reserve that energy for more permanent installations – such as the furnishing and decoration of rooms! I … Continue reading

Why I Love a Tightback Sofa

Why I Love a Tightback Sofa

CR Laine’s Talford Sofa There are so many reasons to love a tightback sofa – meaning, a sofa that has a “tight-upholstered” back, as opposed to loose or semi-attached back cushions. So what’s the big deal, anyway? Allow me to explain why I am such a big fan of the tightback; maybe you’ll be converted, … Continue reading

Smart Flooring Choices for Shedding Pet Owners

Smart Flooring Choices for Shedding Pet Owners

Since embarking on my current career path, I’ve always stressed the importance of remembering our pets and their unique “quirks” when making decisions regarding interior design. There are a whole host of things for pet owners to consider, including, but not limited to claws, chewing, animals on the furniture, “accidents,” fiercely wagging tails. I want … Continue reading