Lustables: Casanova Sofa

Be wooed by the smooth moves of the Kelly sofa. At first sight, I fell for the Kelly sofa ($2,972 as shown above) and its subtle, svelte curves. Not voluptuous nor androgynous; just the perfect fit for any space. The yellow print upholstery adds a playful beat, but even in a solid hue the Kelly … Continue reading Lustables: Casanova Sofa

Bookmarked: Better Living Through Design

It is rare to come across a one-stop design resource with a finger on the pulse of all things cool, but it does happen. Better Living Through Design (BLTD) is one such spot. They feature products in categories ranging from travel and home renovation to furniture, books and accessories. And they tell you where to … Continue reading Bookmarked: Better Living Through Design

Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Preparing Your Space for Holiday House Guests

It's that special time of year - the time that brings (invited or not) extravagant eating, kindness and giving, and friends and family visiting. And if your people are anything like my people, they come bearing gifts and all sorts of sweet love and excitement. It warms my heart. Mi casa es su casa. I … Continue reading Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Preparing Your Space for Holiday House Guests

Style Clash: Bohemian Eclectic Meets Globally Eccentric

What happens when one style meets another? Is it catastrophe waiting to happen or is there hope for harmony? That's why we created Style Clash. Some design styles are more flexible; others force us to stretch outside our comfort zone. Each week we will offer tips for mixing competing styles successfully. What do we mean … Continue reading Style Clash: Bohemian Eclectic Meets Globally Eccentric

Style Clash: Raw and Rustic Meets Smoothly Serene

What happens when one style meets another? Is it catastrophe waiting to happen or is there hope for harmony? That's why we created Style Clash. Some design styles are more flexible; others force us to stretch outside our comfort zone. Each week we will offer tips for mixing competing styles successfully. What do we mean … Continue reading Style Clash: Raw and Rustic Meets Smoothly Serene

Style Clash: Purely Classical Meets Glitzy Glam

What happens when one style meets another? Is it catastrophe waiting to happen or is there hope for harmony? That's why we created Style Clash. Some design styles are more flexible; others force us to stretch outside our comfort zone. Each week we will offer tips for mixing competing styles successfully. What do we mean … Continue reading Style Clash: Purely Classical Meets Glitzy Glam

Style Clash: Old World Meets Sleek and Chic

Style. It's that 'je ne sais quoi' about someone or some place. You can't put your finger on it, but you like it. Or you don't. It's personal and evolves with time and maturity. And then it might change, again. Style is expressed through fashion, music, decor, tattoos. Our style communicates who we are, what … Continue reading Style Clash: Old World Meets Sleek and Chic

Prefab: Sustainable and Stylish. Seriously.

The word sounds so, shall we say, cheap and chintzy? It doesn't roll off your tongue and linger on your lips like Chateau Marmont or Fontainbleau. In fact, when I first heard the word prefab back in 2000, trailer park and double-wide sprang to mind. But then I laid my eyes on the Eames House … Continue reading Prefab: Sustainable and Stylish. Seriously.

Home Is Where the Art… Should be

I'm a down to business, cut through the clutter, don't beat around the bush type of gal. So when it comes to the home and "collecting" I agree with Mies (van der Rohe, that is) that 'Less is More'. That is unless we're talking art. Collecting art is not an elitist activity, nor is it … Continue reading Home Is Where the Art… Should be

A Warm and Welcome Place to Shop

My grandest fantasy as a young girl included leading a life like Chris Evert or Gabriella Sabatini, which for an 8-year-old mostly meant wearing cute tennis skirts and being on TV. Although I have a great tennis game today (if I do say so myself), playing pro quickly lost its allure as my life took … Continue reading A Warm and Welcome Place to Shop