How to Bring Downton Abbey into Your Home

How to Bring Downton Abbey into Your Home

About 500 bazillion people watched the recent season premiere of Downton Abbey, and I bet a few of you would like to know how you can bring a little Downton Abbey vibe into your own humble abode.  In the words of Mr. Carson, “If you are tired of style, you are...
The End of the Formal Dining Room

The End of the Formal Dining Room

Holiday gatherings are approaching quickly, and it’s time to say goodbye to the traditional dining room.  It’s time to close the doors on the gloomy, twice-a-year, precious surfaces, traditional dining room of yore. It’s time to actually use and...
Painting Projects – One Paint Color, Three Ways

Painting Projects – One Paint Color, Three Ways

Spring is nearly, finally here! I actually have some spring bulbs popping up in my yard, which makes me hopeful for warmer weather. Spring!   Spring always inspires a few projects around my house, so here’s a few I finished up this week. Let’s start with...
How to Create A Maine Cottage Dining Room

How to Create A Maine Cottage Dining Room

When the folks at Maine Cottage asked me to put together a room using their furnishings and accessories, I began the room’s concept  with a COLOR SCHEME.  Imagine that!  You knew I’d start with that, didn’t you? At the Maine Cottage website, you can...
Make A Dining Room Sideboard Out of a Dresser

Make A Dining Room Sideboard Out of a Dresser

I’ve been working with a sweet client on a whole-house design.  We’ve pretty much been working from scratch – buying new furniture, window treatments, rugs, and accessories.   Up until now, we couldn’t find a great sideboard for her dining room...