• 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...

  • Interior Trend: Dark Green Walls

    If you love something it will work. That's the only real rule.- Bunny Williams
    I know I may be a bit late to the party but lately I've been seeing what a hot trend dark green walls are in interiors.  Make no mistake, this is not the hunter green from the late 1980s to early 1990s that was so popular.  Does...
  • 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.