AWARDS SEASON GLAMOR: WHEN A LIGHT FIXTURE IS WORTHY OF THE RED CARPET

AWARDS SEASON GLAMOR: WHEN A LIGHT FIXTURE IS WORTHY OF THE RED CARPET

I had the pleasure to watch photographer Fabrice Paracuellos at work a few weeks ago as he shot one of the most glamorous light fixtures I have seen: the capiz...
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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS: MAKE IT LIGHT OR MAKE IT BRIGHT

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS: MAKE IT LIGHT OR MAKE IT BRIGHT

We have Geoffrey Chaucer to thank for making Valentines Day into a day associated with romantic love during the Middle Ages when the tradition of courtly love flourished. How do...
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SUPERBOWL ENTERTAINING: Finding the fun in the frenzy.

SUPERBOWL ENTERTAINING: Finding the fun in the frenzy.

The Super Bowl is a great excuse for a party. Bringing together friends and family for some good food and lovely libations is a delight. Not everyone, however, is going...
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CREATIVE WALLS – A BOOK REVIEW with SOME GREAT TIPS TO UPDATE YOUR WALLS AND BRING IN THE NEW YEAR

CREATIVE WALLS – A BOOK REVIEW with SOME GREAT TIPS TO UPDATE YOUR WALLS AND BRING IN THE NEW YEAR

A book review of "Creative Walls: how to display and enjoy your treasured collections" by Geraldine James with tips for ways to implement the ideas and freshen up your walls...
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In the spirit of the holiday: gifts, giving and games. (How many words can you get from “poinsettia”?)

In the spirit of the holiday: gifts, giving and games. (How many words can you get from “poinsettia”?)

How to use rituals and activities to shape your home during the holidays. Home made ornaments, art and word games can all bring the spirit of the season into the...
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HOLIDAY DECORATING: FROM DULL TO DRAMATIC IN ONE DAY.

HOLIDAY DECORATING: FROM DULL TO DRAMATIC IN ONE DAY.

During the Holiday Season, we have a great opportunity to transform our homes with a few simple moves. Whether you want to practice your design vignette skills to add some...
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Thanksgiving: gratitude is the best attitude. Giving thanks to all of you who give.

Thanksgiving: gratitude is the best attitude. Giving thanks to all of you who give.

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser. This is the time of year when a...
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When the sky turns gold. How to bring Fall colors indoors.

When the sky turns gold. How to bring Fall colors indoors.

I love this time of the year. I love the colors of the changing leaves. I love the crisp air – and the promise of a whole new wardrobe as...
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Design Disaster? In the home decor dumps? Share your story.

Design Disaster? In the home decor dumps? Share your story.

Have there been moments in your life when a design disaster looms? An interior design project is on the rails or something as seemingly simple as an attempt to create...
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So you think you can (un)decorate?

So you think you can (un)decorate?

In her recent book, Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design, Christiane Lemieux seeks to do nothing less than to create a snapshot of the beginning of a movement in...
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