TO ALL MOMS: WE SALUTE YOU

TO ALL MOMS: WE SALUTE YOU

We connected fall 2013, a brief formal email. A year later, October 3rd over coffee at Starbucks, the weather was a bit chilly but perfect for visiting with Stella. Stella is a magnificent realist painter I initially contacted to commission a painting of my children. Meeting Stella was like seeing my pen pal for the first time, excited and […]



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 […]



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 […]



6 PROVEN DESIGN TIPS

6 PROVEN DESIGN TIPS

Over the years I’ve learned a few proven tips along the way, here are six I want to share that will help you freshen up your home. Playing up its strengths rather than seeing its flaws is a better way to approach decorating a home you love. Here are six tips that can instantly change your perspective. 1. You Only […]



FABULOUS ROOM FRIDAY

FABULOUS ROOM FRIDAY

Happy Friday!  Here in our studio it has been a long week of multiple project installations so we are definitely excited that its Friday.  We all need reprieve from the hustle and bustle of weekly demands so take a moment to break away with us today.  We chose this room designed by Tom Flynn because it spoke […]



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  



FABULOUS ROOM FRIDAY

FABULOUS ROOM FRIDAY

I discovered this room by Chris Little & Joe Little in Veranda recently. The vision of designer and client to go ALL white was unexpected since so many of the rooms we see are filled with color. But, its also apparent the design was more about celebrating the gorgeous view beyond the French doors allowing […]



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 […]