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Jewelry Of The Home

Of course, I relate interiors to fashion.  Many of my clients have heard me refer to hardware, in particular, cabinet hardware,  as the jewelry of the home.  I often explain that the cabinetry is the basic wardrobe or outfit and it simply needs jewelry to complete it.  The hardware is primarily functional, but it can also be a real asset to the room’s design aesthetic at large. …

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 …

Seeking Beauty

I was so inspired by the documentary, Iris, that a friend of mine recommended  I watch the documentary, “Bill Cunningham New York“. Not only was I inspired, but I was fascinated.  Bill Cunningham is a legend.  This New York City photographer rides his bike, at the age of 86, all over the city to capture the best in fashion. His motivation is to capture the unique and …

Burgundy Rebound

It’s back!  That color I never loved as a kid in the eighties that was casting on everything everywhere in the interiors world, burgundy!  I remember how every dining room, every library, every office seemed to have burgundy walls and of course, accented with hunter or teal green! Well, this time it is not just called burgundy, but bordeaux or marsala (pantone.com) or oxblood, and it’s …

WHY I DO WHAT I DO

I chose the interiors industry because I personally believe that when your surroundings are beautiful and functional your life is much easier and more enjoyable.  And, it helps that I am energized, inspired, and completely passionate about all things design. As a young girl in rural Arkansas, I would observe my mother and her best friend, Miss Peggy, take stab after stab at re-arranging the …