• Gallery Walls

    Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.- Thomas Merton

    One of my favorite elements of interior design is selecting art.  Every room needs a piece that makes a statement and ties everything together.  I particularly love gallery walls that are hung floor to ceiling with art.

  • Home Tour: Wendy Bellissimo

    I'm fully entrenched in the California lifestyle and I love it.- Wendy Bellissimo
    While browsing Lonny the other day, I came across the coziest California home.  It's white clapboard exterior accented with natural stone is the perfect embodiment of a West coast bungalow.  And don't even get me started on the front door!!  The home belongs designer Wendy Bellissimo...
  • A Very Cozy Den

    The library is the jewel box. It's design hyperbole.- Ramsay Gourd
    Just a quick post today!  When I came across this absolutely charming den in House Beautiful's new issue I knew I had to share it with you.  This cozy den is in a Vermont farmhouse and has a unique glamor all it's own.  The walls are a gorgeous...
  • The Story of Bee Cottage

    Frances Schultz...has built her career on her sense of beauty, her storytelling genius, and her warm Southern charm...- Signature Magazine
    My mom and I have been thinking a lot about moving and downsizing lately from our large home.  Just thinking about it has us suffering from a kind of inner turmoil that only those who love their homes will understand.  We love...
  • A Very Chic Brazilian Apartment

    I believe I was born an architect.- Joao Mansur
    When I was recently browsing Elle Decor's website, I came across a chic apartment that I absolutely fell in love with.  It's located in Sao Paulo Brazil and belongs to the very talented architect and designer Joao Mansur and his wife.  The space is so stunning and is a mix...
  • Small Space, Big Style

    My divine little house is a blessing.- Janet Gregg
    The July/August issue of House Beautiful focuses on small spaces and is absolutely fabulous! One of my favorite homes was the Charleston cottage of jewelry designer Janet Gregg. It was built in 1740 and the exterior, with its aged brick and copper facade, exudes historic Charleston...
  • The Perfect Summer Movie House

    You can't hide from love for the rest of your life because maybe it won't work out.  That's not a way to live.- Erica Barry, Something's Gotta Give
    I hope that everyone had a happy Fourth of July celebrating with friends and family! Now that summer is in full swing, I thought that it would be fun to take a look...
  • Mark D. Sikes for Kips Bay Decorator Show House

    I deeply believe that a beautiful decor can have a beneficial influence on our lives.- Albert Hadley
    The annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House is currently open in Manhattan and I absolutely fell in love with some of the rooms.  Every year, I look forward to seeing what the designers have put together for this fabulous charity event which raises funds...
  • A Timeless Apartment

    A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place.  It should smile at you and create fantasy.- Juan Montoya

    The new issue of House Beautiful is out and is chock full of gorgeous spaces and great ideas.  The issue is about having the perfect home at every stage of life.  It highlights...