Counting to Fifty Two

While out and about over the holidays I stumbled upon a small shop where I  discovered a new book.  It was actually a journal that the owner was particularly excited, and was written by a local Seattle author and fashion entrepreneur, Moorea Seal.  I guess a girl that walks into a stationary boutique is most likely to be a list maker, a dreamer, and a planner, as …

For Dogs Sake

Designing spaces that will also accommodate  furry family members is definitely an added consideration.  Upholstery should be cleanable and durable if your pets are allowed, or often help themselves to a comfy sit on your sofa or chair. I guide clients to make upholstery and flooring decisions based on their own use, but also the use of their kids and pets.  In the long run, it eases the stress …

Holiday Blend

For Holiday decor, I am often asked how to bring in the old with the new, or how to add sparkle with the rustic.  While I definitely respect the family traditions of the holidays,  I also want to embrace the latest holiday trends as well.  Finding that “holiday blend” can be a bit tricky.  So…… here are a few of my own secrets to bringing the magic of the season …

Smarter Than Smart

I am constantly amazed at how quickly technology changes and how many talented innovators exist in our world.  Recently, I discovered this company that describes themselves as “part innovation lab, and part design studio”.  Their latest introduction of smart jewelry is not only intelligent to one’s desires to be contacted and informed (or not), but is also attractively classic in its design. I think their many concepts and calculated studies to connect product …

That Gifty is Nifty

I think we all want our gifts to be clever and appropriate for the receiver.  If you are feeling like you need some ideas this season, my personal top favorites might give you a bit of help.  So, here it goes… Hermes Apple Watch – How fabulous is this?!?! Griffin stand – A must have accessory for the Apple Watch. I love the way it acts as …

Hexed

The hexagon combines geometry with a tad bit of softness thus it is a shape appealing to both men and women.

Splish Splash

Oval or rectangle?  Long or short?  Choosing a tub is like choosing an outfit.  It should fit the bather. With today’s ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing options, the freestanding tub has risen back into popularity and has been holding its own for several years.  These tubs are now very complex with many variations from simple soaking to air jetted as well as options for synchronized LED lighting and massage or …

Thanks for Thanksgiving

I am the one who could skip over Thanksgiving and head straight to Christmas! This makes my husband especially frustrated, but Thanksgiving has never been the same for me since my mamaw passed away many years ago.