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 [...]


Elle Featured in the 2016 Traditional Home Hampton Designer Showhouse

Elle Featured in the 2016 Traditional Home Hampton Designer Showhouse

The Hampton Designer Showhouse, the showcase for America’s premiere design talent, will open with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and will run until Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016. Now in its sixteenth year, the Hampton Designer Showhouse will feature 25 top interior designers and decorative artists who will turn a traditional shingle style house into a decorating masterpiece […]



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 […]



THAT FEELING OF KNOWING…IT CAN’T BE WRONG CAN IT?

THAT FEELING OF KNOWING…IT CAN’T BE WRONG CAN IT?

Saturday Morning  Ummm ok, great! Let’s get started. Got my list, got my catalogues.  I’ll just read up a little and I’ll be fine!  I know what I like, I know what looks good – how hard can it be?! Two Hours And Three Cups Of Coffee Later… Hmm.Right!  So now I choose the floor tile that […]



COLORFUL SEASIDE RETREAT

COLORFUL SEASIDE RETREAT

In the spirit of spring approaching in a couple of days, here’s a home that will excite your senses with color. We think of pastels and textures for spring so I thought this retreat from Traditional Home was a perfect feature. The home was designed by Gary McBournie, a designer out of Boston. Gary has been The Killians (homeowners) designer for more than […]



QUOTE OF THE WEEK

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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



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 […]



COLORFUL OUTDOOR FALL WREATHS

COLORFUL OUTDOOR FALL WREATHS

Hi there…hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We are having such beautiful fall weather, just love how its in the 70s/80s during the day with cooler evenings. The leaves aren’t quite turning but the mild temperatures have been spectacular. I have had such a relaxing weekend, which I very much needed…Sunday as always is my time to […]



DESIGN FILES: WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?

DESIGN FILES: WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?

Robert A.M. Stern via Architectural Digest Are you always trying to figure out your perfect signature style?  Are you constantly confused as to what fits you most and what looks best in your home?  I just purchased a home and have been in the process of planning what I want the interiors to look like.  You […]