Home Decor Shops

My Favorite Local Home Decor Shops

One thing I love to do is shop. It is part of my job, a hobby, a favorite pastime, an adventure of sorts. I have always been drawn to little out of the way shops that carry unique items, or antiques, or even better–a mix of both!  Before I was married, I’d head out to St. Jacobs, or Burlington or …

West End Side Split Home

Classic West End Side Split Home

When I think of classic design, I think of something that endures…something that isn’t a trend or that will outdate quickly, but has an element of what is current, timeless, lasting, stylish & elegant. Some classify it as purely traditional, but that is certainly not the case!! Classic design is still chic and comfortable but can be clean and modern …

Blue and White

My love affair with Blue and White

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I have a deep affection for anything blue and white. China, teacups, soup tureens, ginger jars are always what I look for whenever I am vintage shopping. Diamonds and sapphires are my favorite gemstones.  I’d even own a blue car if I could! It wasn’t until I was in college and had to …

New Living Room Custom Drapery

I have always been a big advocate of custom drapery. Maybe it’s because I grew up with a mom as a seamstress and it was far more cost effective to make something than buy it. Maybe it’s because pinch pleat drapes always looked far more elegant than rod pocket headers. Maybe it’s because I liked the fact that I could …

The Evolution of my Living Room; Turning Inspiration into Reality

With three kids who do everything from watch television to ballet dance to car racing, and a mom who works from home and spends hours on the sofa doing her thing (instead of having her own home office), this is a room we really LIVE in. We’ve hosted parties here. We’ve had middle of the night feedings here. My son …

Small Space Living at its Best

Many people find it hard to pack a real punch in a small space. Without a focus, tight living quarters can look cluttered and practicality reigns over embellishment…but it doesn’t have to be that way! Small space living can be both beautiful AND have functional design elements that make living in tight quarters no excuse to give up on style. …