• Get the Look: Christie Brinkley’s Hampton’s Home

    Some people think happiness is a luxury, but it's a necessity.  You need to make space for it in your life.- Christie Brinkley
    Christie Brinkley recently put her stunning Hamptons Home, aptly named Tower Hill, on the market now that her children are grown and living in New York City.  And like so many other empty nesters, she is downsizing and...
  • Stay Here with Genevieve Gorder

    Design can have such a positive impact on the way people live and on their relationships and moods.- Genevieve Gorder
    It really is the golden age of design shows on TV right now.   There are so many great series everywhere from Netflix to Bravo to HGTV.  It couldn't be more fun for design aficionados like ourselves.  The other day we were...
  • 4 Statement Making Houseplants

    Garden as though you will live forever.- William Kent

    Houseplants are cool again.  They're popping up everywhere in design from your hipster niece's loft apartment to the window sill of your local coffee house.  And it's cool to be a plant lady.  Who would have ever thought?!  I grew up watching my mom garden and care for her many...

  • Kathryn Ireland & The Perfect Room

    Serious is NOT a word that should be used in decorating.- Kathryn Ireland
    One of our favorite interior designers, Kathryn M. Ireland, has an amazing interior design website currently in beta.  The concept behind the site is beyond brilliant as it brings rooms from the world's top interior designers straight to your door. The website, called The Perfect Room, offers...
  • Modern Art Under $100

    Art enables us to find ourselves & lose ourselves at the same time.- Thomas Merton
    If you've read the blog before, you'll know that I am crazy about adding modern art to a traditional space.  An abstract charcoal drawing or a modernist oil painting can instantly breathe new life into a traditional space.  Good design is all about juxtaposition and the...
  • Thom Filicia’s New Take on Traditional Style

    Being dull and boring is far more tragic than being tacky.- Thom Filicia
    My mom and I have been watching Bravo's new show Get a Room, starring designers Thom Filicia and Carson Cressley, and can't get enough of it.  The entire Bravo network has always been a guilty pleasure for us (umm....did anyone say Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?) but now...
  • 5 Tips for Downsizing with Style

    Less is more.- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
    My mom and I recently moved out of our large family home and downsized to a much smaller space.  We went from nearly 4,500 square feet to 1,800!  What an undertaking it was- you never realize how much you have until you begin to put it in boxes.  I'll have to admit, that...
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers for the Interior Design Lover

    Life should be chic, glamorous and colorful- and so should your home.- Jonathan Adler
    By now, the holiday shopping crunch is officially on and if you haven't started your shopping yet there's no need to panic.  The last day for most major online retailers for shipping in time for Christmas is Tuesday, December 18.  So that gives you two solid days...
  • Holiday Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

    At Christmas, all roads lead home.- Marjorie Holmes

    Since we've moved to a smaller space, my mom and I have had to get creative with our Christmas decor.  This is the first year that we haven't put up a large tree and instead went with a tabletop one.  We have a new puppy, Gigi, and she is into everything so...