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10 Rules to Live By

10 Rules to Live By

Outside my bedroom door is this print, professionally framed (by Wilson Family Picture Framing): It’s Thomas Jefferson’s Canons of Conduct, or 10 Rules to Live By. From the Thomas Jefferson Foundation website: Thomas Jefferson often took the opportunity to advise his children, grandchildren and others on matters of personal conduct. Over the years he developed […]

Unraveling

Unraveling

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 […]

Cringe-Worthy

Cringe-Worthy

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 […]

#MotelCamper

#MotelCamper

You know those “sponsored post” ads that pop up in your Facebook feed? Typically I find them way annoying, but today they led me to the House Beautiful Facebook page (which I guess means the ads are working!), where I stumbled upon this article about a cool renovation of a classic 1962 camper turned AirBnB […]

REimagine Tip: Creating a House Color...

REimagine Tip: Creating a House Color Palette Ring

Have you ever scored an incredible deal on pillows, throw blankets, etc., only to realize it wasn’t quite the shade of blue that matched your walls or it glaringly clashed with your accent colors when you brought it home? #wompwomp After you have figured out your whole house palette, an easy trick is to create […]

Good Design: Polygons

Good Design: Polygons

I have a very large kitchen, and it is glorious. It was one of my “must haves” in our house search–because we spend so. much. time. there. Seriously, for as little as my kids are, I feel like I am always preparing a meal or snack. What gives? But, I understand that a lot of […]