REimagine home decor into functional works of art



An alternative title for this post was “She’s Come Undone.” Not just a wonderful book by Wally Lamb, that phrase relates to what I am feeling these days–searching for change and rediscovering my core. As I’ve read more, researched more, and listened to countless TED talks and podcasts, I’m realizing that a more minimalist approach […]

The Vanguard Designer Showhouse 2017 ...

The Vanguard Designer Showhouse 2017 is OPEN!

There have been crickets heard here recently because just a few weeks ago, in mid April, I was invited to take part in the Vanguard Design Showhouse as the designer of a nursery!  Knowing this was a real honor, I happily accepted the invitation, cleared my schedule and immediately got to work designing the room. […]

Industrial Chic Bathroom Renovation

When clients Jennifer and Patrick bought their home, this is what the modest master bathroom looked like.  Mauve wallpaper.  Brass. Blue, blue and more blue tile.  Adjacent was a small walk in closet–too small for both of their clothes.  It was only a matter of time before this room HAD to get updated. After many […]

Good Design: SnapPower Guidelight

Good Design: SnapPower Guidelight

  Amazing. So smart!

REimagine Tip: Choosing Between 50 Sh...

REimagine Tip: Choosing Between 50 Shades of Grey

I’ve recently received a slew of texts from friends and clients asking what grey paint they should use to ensure a true grey outcome. “You know, not a blueish, greenish, brownish or purplish grey but a grey-grey…” they say. Yes, I know. Boy, do I know.  Here is what I tell them: 1- You MUST […]



Warning: the following images might burn your retinas. These pictures are cautionary tales about how ordinary rooms can become extraordinary–and not in a good way. Have you seen any terrible designs lately? If so, please share–I love a good laugh! And if you are guilty of any of the above sins, please call Stephanie right […]

Craigslist Steal of the Day: 60’...

So on my usual browse through Craigslist (and I wonder why I have too much stuff), I saw something I have never seen before. A full kitchen for sale (cabinets, counters, lights) that was actually in decent shape! It’s vintage 1960’s enamel cabinets and the beauty of it is that they didn’t mess with it […]

REimagine Tip: Cleaning Vintage Linen...

REimagine Tip: Cleaning Vintage Linens

As you can imagine, I buy my fair share of  vintage linens at estate sales, thrift shops and the like.  Alright, who is kidding who?   More than my fair share, I admit it.  I love them, and I have a very extensive collection!  Handkerchiefs, table runners, blankets, tablecloths, doilies, curtains, even sometimes scarves and […]

Tween Girl’s Bedroom Makeover

Good morning readers!  Last month my Blog partner, Emily, gave birth to her second child, and I have been busy with the summer project rush so the Blog has taken a back seat for awhile.  Well, good things come to those who wait, so please enjoy this in depth look at a fun tween girl’s […]

Oooh La La

Oooh La La

The latest trend seems to be tiling the staircases–and not just in hot southern states. Are you on board with this? I would be if I had a more grand staircase that was the feature of an entry. Alas, I do not, and it’s likely our future staircase to the second floor will be tucked […]