The Best Christmas Gifts You’ve Never Considered

The Best Christmas Gifts You’ve Never Considered

Have you gotten into a rut trying to come up with gifts for the holidays? Or, are you having difficulty answering the question when asked what YOU might like as a present? Let’s see if I can give you some ideas on the best Christmas gifts for the design-minded....
When You Collect Portraits of People You Don’t Know

When You Collect Portraits of People You Don’t Know

I am a collector of many things.  MANY, MANY things. One of my favorite collections is that of vintage portraits. My favorites are ladies from the 1950s and 1960s. My latest find is this lovely woman, circa 1952: vintage portrait from EBTH Currently, I have about 15...
What to Wear to Interior Design Events

What to Wear to Interior Design Events

After day-in and day-out of work, work, work, I really enjoy getting dressed up and attending design-related events and the occasional awards banquet. Sometimes it’s hard to know what is appropriate to wear (especially when photos may be taken by the press). I...
Why I Turned My Home Office into a European Salon

Why I Turned My Home Office into a European Salon

I’ve had a home office for years, but I never got around to repainting it since it was the girls’ nursery. Not that it looked babyish, but the walls were off-white and uninspiring for a creative space where I spend a lot of time. There have been three...
How to Clean Second-Hand Upholstery

How to Clean Second-Hand Upholstery

I have a little weakness for chairs. Vintage chairs. In their original upholstery. I wouldn’t consider myself a clean freak, but it does concern me that I sometimes bring home a 50-year-old chair that could be dirty. I don’t buy any upholstery from...