Signing Off….

We are headed back East for a little over a week to visit with family and friends.  As excited as we are, planning for Christmas with a 1 and 3 year old to shop for has been a ch...

Kitchen Anticipation….

I mentioned yesterday that our kitchen cabinets are due in later in the week.  We are replacing / re-orienting the island, moving the pantry and adding a butler's pantry.  We dec...

Formal Powder Room Progress…..

A while back I mentioned that we were going to change out the fixtures in our old powder room.  It had a black chinoiserie vanity (which I sold) with a black sink and toilet.  Th...

Perfection…..

Wow, it is finally Friday and the end of the week couldn't come fast enough.  While dealing with the regular hustle and bustle of the holiday season we are actually facing critica...

Lighting Love…

To say that I am agonizing over lighting for over our kitchen table would be an understatement.  Do you know how hard it is to find a chandelier that works with 8 ft. ceilings?  ...

Family Photos to the Max….

This image made me smile.  How fun would this be in a playroom or private family space? via This company can help you achieve this look, your photos or theirs.... It sortof remind...

S.R. Gambrel….

Last weekend I spotted this image over at Isabella and Max. Besides the sheer beauty of the architecture here, I was immediately drawn to the carpet which is Stark's "Logo" a Hic...

Basketweave Backsplash…

I was recently in a home in my neighborhood with a great kitchen.  The homeowner had updated the kitchen....and had white cabinets and black granite countertops.  On the backspla...

Do you see the resemblance????

First, I am sure you recognize the ever popular Cap Ferrat fabric from Alan Campbell / Quadrille.... Andrew Raquet  Meg Braff But earlier this week I received a promotional email ...

Happiness….

I cannot look at this sunroom, designed by Ingrid Fretheim, without feeling happy. photo by Emily Minton Redfield Such a happy spot. No?