“Secret Cove” Decorator Show House in Kittery Point, ME

Of course, I had to pick the only rainy day in July for my visit to coastal Maine. But the soggy weather and my directly-related bad hair didn’t put a damper on my day – I was there to see the “Secret Cove” Decorator Show House in Kittery Point. Presented by, and supporting Museums of…

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Countdown to High Point

High Point Market is just two weeks away!   Since many (probably most) of my readers are not designers, I first need to explain what High Point Market is, exactly. It’s the largest home furnishings industry market (or, trade show) in the United States. It happens twice a year in High Point, NC, which is…

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How To Paint A Dark Room

Chances are, you have at least one room in your house that is a “dark room” – meaning it lacks sufficient natural light during the day to illuminate the room to your satisfaction. There is something wonderful about a space in which you can leave the lights OFF during the day, and only turn them…

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Made You Look

I love designs that work on multiple levels – that look like one thing, but act like another. It’s a way of having the best of both worlds – whatever those worlds may offer! The design world seems to be brimming with such products these days – some dating back to ancient decorative traditions, and…

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