On the Spot: “What colors and patterns will look good with my art?”

I frequently get questions from readers and followers on a variety of topics. Usually, they are struggling to make an important (read: expensive!) design decision related to their home. And usually, the answer is not simple enough for me to dash off a quick reply – so I am not able to answer these types…

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Before & After: Project Foxhollow Reveal!

Today I am sharing a *surprise* reveal of a project we completed earlier this year, and recently photographed. In many ways, this was not our ‘typical’ client – no children, no dogs, just a husband, wife and their bashful cat living together quite happily in a 70s-era colonial in Sudbury, Massachusetts. They found us, as…

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Color For Dummies

I have to admit – when it comes to color, I am a bit of a dummy myself. After all, I am but a student of design, with my required color theory class still ahead of me (this summer – can’t wait!). I’ve certainly been guilty of timidity when it comes to using color, and…

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Decorating with Maps

For me, there’s nothing quite like an old map. It’s a window into the past, to the way we once lived. Everything about it is from a specific moment in time – the printing technique, typefaces, atlas creases, coloring, and of course the geographic features of the map itself. I have three antique maps (two…

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