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May

Lattice Loves To Decorate Our Homes

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I am finally declaring the end of gray and blustery days, and embracing the call of the outside with an invitation to bring a little bit of “lattice love” into your homes. Lattice is an iconic pattern found in the garden as a treillage which provides an architectural framework for roses, sweet peas, vining vegetables or any plants that meander Continue Reading ...
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May

May Day Window Suprises

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Although I am a born and bred Californian, I spent many years in the Midwest where the first of every May honored the beautiful tradition of May Day. Brimming with a fanciful Maypole dance, crowns of fresh flowers and May baskets, this day long ode to the glory of warm weather, new beginnings, promises of renewal and the joy of Continue Reading ...
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Apr

Styling Sunny Colorful Window Treatments

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Backyard barbecues, parties by the pool, and fun family vacations all signal that spring has arrived and summer is on its way. Maybe it’s the lingering memory of time off from school or perhaps just the excitement of spending extra time with my family that always has me beaming for joy whenever the seasons change. Regardless, bold colors, familiar smells, Continue Reading ...
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Apr

Color Crush On Tulips

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Tulips burst the spring with color, often the first flower to push through even snow covered ground to announce the emergence of all things blooming. I can’t resist the brilliant shades of tulips as their pureness and vibrancy of hue magnify an unsurpassed elegance. Even the colors of tulips symbolize a specific meaning. Red signifies true love; yellow refers to Continue Reading ...
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Mar

Make It A Happy Home

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Our homes are extensions of ourselves, a visual portrait of who we are, what we love, what moves us, what nourishes us, what sustains us-our heart center where we crash, cool off, converse, and charge up. A house can be built, but a home must be made, whether you have a small apartment, a starter home, a brand new home Continue Reading ...
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Mar

A Dreamy Bedroom

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March welcomes daylight savings time and more sunlight, but we also lose an hour of precious sleep. I don’t know about you, but between taking care of my family, home, and work, losing that one hour of sleep causes me to be groggy for days – ugh! With the impeding arrival of spring combined with shorter nights, refreshing your bedroom allows Continue Reading ...
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Mar

Spring Open Your Door With 10 Easy Décor Ideas

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“Spring open” your door and declare that spring has sprung even if bone-chill days are still clouding your gaze and darkening your mood. Make spring happen inside your home with these 10 easy “spring fling” ideas. You can at least be the design master of the spirit of your house and charm the dreary colors and gray days away! 1. Continue Reading ...
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Feb

Mood, Movies and Mise en Scène

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Three Oscar nominated movies are on my mind as we anticipate the Academy Awards. Movies create moods, just like your home and I thought it might be fun to explore how 3 award nominated movies use “mise en scène” in décor to express the feelings and meanings of each film. “Mise en scène” is French for “placing on stage” or “put Continue Reading ...