If I Only Had $25 to Spend On Design…

If I Only Had $25 to Spend On Design…

If I had only $25 to spend to make a design impact in a room, what would I buy? It’s an interesting question that a client recently asked and here are a few of my choices: Paint! (1 gallon at $24.99) An accent wall, a door, trim, windows are all completely changed by...
Loving All Things French in Provence!

Loving All Things French in Provence!

John and I are presently in the south of France in Provence and are seriously loving it. We’ve rented an apartment in Aix-en Provence and we are “temporary locals”, as Rick Steves likes to say. We have hit the market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and...
A Lamp that Says “I Love You”

A Lamp that Says “I Love You”

Husband John was leaving for Afghanistan in a few weeks and would be gone for a year. I busied my mind, which is prone to excessive worry, with making sure he had all that he would need while he was at the US Embassy in Kabul. I ordered flannel lined jeans for the...
Time to Edit My Space?

Time to Edit My Space?

“Robi, our house is starting to look like Cracker Barrel!!” was my husband’s comment that made me realize that my collecting and dumpster diving was making our living space look cluttered. Wow, did that grab my attention! I love a great breakfast at Cracker Barrel,...
Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

I always seem to be on a decorator budget (who isn’t?) and am discouraged every time I go into a frame shop to look at matting and framing. It is hideously expensive! But I have found some ways to change the look of art pieces I really like, but don’t like the mat...