New Year, Do You

New Year, Do You

Just ten days into 2017, you’re probably wondering if you’ll be able to keep your New Year’s resolution. You’re not alone. Even Beyoncé has her days when being a mom, wife, woman, HUMAN BEING, etc. gets in the way of perfection. It’s tempting to want to reinvent ourselves every January. But, what if, instead of [...]


5 Writing Desks With Staying Power

5 Writing Desks With Staying Power

Maybe its because I’m a classicist at heart or maybe its because writing desks take me back to an era of romance where putting a pen to paper was an art form–but could there be anything more lovely than a stately writing desk in your office? Today, our modes of communication are hurried and robust that it […]



CALLING ALL BOOK LOVERS

CALLING ALL BOOK LOVERS

I am an avid collector especially of interior and fashion subject matter when it relates to books. There is always another prized edition I must add to my collection that I just can’t wait to purchase.  Don’t you just love the newness of a book – the smell of ink on satin paper, the beautiful pocket sleeve that hides the […]



QUOTE OF THE WEEK

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. – Theodore Roosevelt  



WANNA GET AWAY?

WANNA GET AWAY?

Hi there!  This wet and cold weather has me thinking of sand, sun and surf. So, I thought I would take you on a virtual beach trip through the lens of this incredibly talented firm, blackband design. All of their homes having a winning combination that encompasses the laid-back lifestyle of coastal décor. Now, its your turn to escape to the beach and […]



DALLAS MARKET – PART II

DALLAS MARKET – PART II

Hello there!  I didn’t want to miss giving you guys Part II of the Dallas Market. Here are a few lines you should keep in your back pocket when you are thinking about designing your homes. And, as a bonus I wanted to share some great online home décor sites that cater to a budget friendly […]



Dallas Market – Part I

Dallas Market – Part I

Good morning, I hope you are having an amazing week! I am excited to share with you what we spotted last week at Dallas Market. There was a great deal of indigo and mixed metals, nothing surprising since my last trend report at the beginning of January.  The new introductions of indigo were well received, which was a huge improvement […]



FABULOUS HOME FRIDAY: REMEMBERING OSCAR DE LA RENTA

FABULOUS HOME FRIDAY: REMEMBERING OSCAR DE LA RENTA

In honor of one of my favorite designers, Oscar de la Renta; a gentleman of unmatched style and according to close friends, “the most thoughtful person they’ve ever known.” Today’s post is on his Kent, Connecticut home that he purchased back in 1971 with his wife Annette of 22 years and their eight rescue dogs. […]



FABULOUS HOME FRIDAY: THE CLEAR BLUE MONTANA SKY

FABULOUS HOME FRIDAY: THE CLEAR BLUE MONTANA SKY

Since I just finished reading Markham Roberts newly released design book; I was inspired to write today’s post on the Montana Lodge he designed.  I encourage you to buy his new book, its full of wonderful surprise with beautiful compositions to keep you entertained for hours. (Book cover below) Although this home is rustic and filled with organic […]



SAVE THE DATE: FRENCH COUNTRY ESTATE

SAVE THE DATE: FRENCH COUNTRY ESTATE

Under the fall evening stars, guests will be transplanted to a Private Garden of Provence.  Dramatic beauty amidst sweet aroma of banksia roses and La Vie en rose song defines the evening we have planned. As moderator of this beautiful ICAA event, we have arranged an exclusive interiors touring for our guests. The evening is going to be filled with nostalgic stories of how this […]