Just as we are entering the home stretch for our second home in the Berkshires, and ‘pretty things’ are starting to take shape, I thought I would share an update on what’s happening. There is a big push to get to the finish line by mid-November, which would have us potentially celebrating Thanksgiving there…which is a nice goal to think about. It’s a goal that also gives me massive heartburn, and a wee bit of PTSD thinking back to our home renovation a few years ago that had a hard Christmas deadline…which of course I swore I’d never do again…ha).Read More
What is better than lounging in a cozy, inviting corner chaise longue with a good book (or podcast, or Instagram feed) and your favorite beverage? Nothing, ever. Well, maybe napping – though I’m personally not a napper (I always feel more tired when I wake up!). When I am designing living spaces for clients I am usually angling to see if I can fit one into the furniture layout. It isn’t always easy, but when there is adequate space in just the right place, it is magic!
The only problem is…I often have a really hard time finding a chaise with the ‘just right’ specs – style, size, one-arm (generally looks best in a corner) and, most importantly, quality construction.
But I’m all about finding unicorns, and today I’m sharing one with you.Read More
It has been awhile since a plumbing fixture or fitting earned #FFFFind status. I recently learned about the coolest innovation in lavatory (sink) and tub drains, and wanted to share it with you. What’s that you say…a “cool” drain? [Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means if you click…Read More
Have you ever met a person who you knew immediately was a kindred spirit? For me, that person was Joe Ruggiero. I met him on my first visit to High Point market back in 2013. In fact, Joe was the first person I met at market. He was at the Miles Talbott showroom (now The…Read More
This is the very first article in what I hope will be an informative and enjoyable series of posts, which will be published about once a month. With each article, I’ll explore ‘How to Design With” a specific type of material, finish, furnishing, or accessory for your home. I’ll be sure to include my thoughts…Read More
Laundry…it never ends, does it? I am always excited when I get to help a client zhush up their laundry room…I just think it softens the blow of the endless tedium that is washing, drying, and folding clothes (and scouring the earth for missing socks. Note: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which…Read More
After a topsy-turvy, over-scheduled week, all I want to do when today is done is put my feet up and RELAX. With a generously-poured glass of wine and tall stack of back-issue shelter magazines close-by, of course! The aptly-named Tray Chic Ottoman from Bunny Williams Home really delivers the best of many worlds, and takes the concept of a…Read More