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...
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...
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...
Keeping Nana’s China

Keeping Nana’s China

I am a thrift addict. I just love a bargain and a dumpster makes my heart gallop happily. But I have been saddened recently to see the number of dish and fine china sets that have been jettisoned by millennials and downsizers…there are complete sets of old English,...