A New Year

Happy New Year!!!   ...

05 Jan 2016

House Progress

I feel like I blinked at Thanksgiving and opened my eyes to Christmas.  We've made some serious progress on the house, and over the weekend, we unpacked some of our things and it's starting to feel a little like home.  Moving at the time we moved was a bit nutty.  I didn't have the bandwidth to really think about what was going on in the house or really take it in at all.  Things were crazy when we renovated our last house on a whim with a newborn, but this situation - again with a newborn but now with 3 older kids and a book release- was a whole new level of crazy.   ...

21 Dec 2015

Catch up & a Happy Thanksgiving!

Since we moved to our new house at the beginning of September and my book came out, we've been on a crazy ride.  I CANNOT BELIEVE it's almost December.  Gisele (below) isn't really into sleeping right now and I find myself grasping at words and saying the most awkward things in conversations.  (We have a running joke in our office that at every client meeting I'll say one awkward thing, and I'm pretty sure I've been a bit above the average lately ;) But the lack of sleep doesn't really seem to bother Gisele: ...

27 Nov 2015

Going going!

I have been dying to post about everything that's been going on over here lately...  And now I'm trying to figure out where to begin. ...

10 Nov 2015

Whirlwind and Giveaway

Things have been absolutely CRAZY over here but I wanted to drop in to let you know about a couple of giveaways I have going on right now with Hanover Avenue- a signed copy of my book, Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, and a 30% discount off of all of my fabrics for an entire year.  Hanover Avenue spotlights one designer-designed room each week and interviews the designer of the space, gaining insight into how he/she did it so that viewers can learn how to recreate the look on their own and they recently spotlighted my old master bedroom (tear!)  ...

02 Nov 2015

Habitat & A Big Thank you!

I spent the weekend in High Point for Market and am in LA right now for our big installation at Greystone Mansion for Maison de Luxe. (woohooo!!!)  The past week has been surreal  & I wanted to share some bits of it with you!! ...

21 Oct 2015

My Book is OUT

So, today is the day I've been waiting for and my book- HABITAT: The Field Guide to Decorating- is finally OUT!!!  It's really a crazy feeling.  I am SO excited but I seriously feel like I just turned in a big paper or gave a speech and am waiting to find out if I got an A or failed, or will be met with applause or crickets.  And I feel like I'm about to run the 3rd leg of a 4x1.  It's really difficult for me to judge my own book.  I always feel like that about something I've made; like I don't know if it's amazing or terrible.  I guess I'm just too close to it. I know there are aspects some people will like that others won't and vice versa, and I've just got to remind myself that it came out exactly as I meant it to and hopefully people will like it & find it useful. ...

13 Oct 2015