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 […]

On This Day In History…

1912: Jackson Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming youngest of five sons. 1943: Signed a gallery contract with Marguerite “Peggy” Guggenheim Jackson created Mural for Peggy Guggenheim’s new townhouse Cathedral, 1947 Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. – Jackson Pollock

Modern, Classic & Couture

In the midst of pulling together the soft finishes for a kitchen project; I thought I’d share a ‘go-to’ source with you.  Although a classicist at heart; its always in my nature to throw in a mix of modern to edge things up a bit. A line that consistently puts a modern twist on tradition is Quadrille.  Certain you have seen […]

Let There Be Light!

Please allow me to introduce my friend and colleague, who is just as smart as she is beautiful – Johnna Dobbs, Mastercraft Distribution.  (Photo Credits: Rett Peek and Courtesy of Mastercraft Distribution) Johnna and her family make great lamps that are a go-to for major retailers like Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby and T.J. Maxx.  Dear readers, designers and […]


I am delighted to have been asked for the third time to be on the Sneak Peek host committee for the Dallas Market in January. Every year I attend its better than the last and I am sure this year won’t disappoint. This is a great opportunity for bloggers to have an exclusive look behind the scenes at what products […]


Last year was the year for Green without a doubt.  And, I’m still loving it for 2014. The depth and richness of emerald green is especially inspiring. In the midst of redesigning my formal living room my love for emerald green has become a force and I really love it with blue and white porcelain thrown in the mix. Here are a […]

Baby Its Cold Outside

One of the things I love most about winter is the snow; it makes everything beautiful.  I love coming home sitting by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa and a cashmere throw. Here are some of my winter essentials… Michael Kors Luxury stretch leather leggings (see more black leather pants)

2013: A Look Back

When I was young, I loved to play with my grandmother’s fabrics in her sewing room. Some of my fondest memories involve my grandmother; pretty golden blonde hair, perfect shade of pink lipstick and pearls. She was a stylish woman, always wore pearls and constantly reminding me to be a proper young lady. Her name, fittingly, was Georgianne […]

Color Wheel

2014 The Year of Confidence that radiates joy, love and health…Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid 18-3224 Runways, Hollywood Red Carpets, Interiors will be infused with its beguiling charm….