Input & Output

I often think about creativity in terms of input and output.  For me, creating, whether it's in the form of decorating, drawing, writing, cooking, speaking, organizing, building, etc. makes me feel excited yet it also expends energy and brain power, while sitting back, listening, reading and absorbing things around me always inspires me, restores creative energy and makes me feel ready to go again.   ...

21 Jul 2014

The Comfort Zone

comfort zone ...

16 Jun 2014

"Finishing" a House

Today, I'm feeling bittersweet.  This afternoon, we're installing the "final" room in one of our clients' homes.  We've been working together for over three years now, room-by-room, and I've loved every minute of it.  My client is super sweet, relaxed and incredibly trusting.  I adore her style and what she's after for her home.  Every time I visit, the house just makes me smile.  (My client does too!! ;)   ...

26 Mar 2014

The Personal Design Process & A Little Scandinavian Simplicity

I love what I do because while I have my own personal style, every day, I get to help other people figure out how their personal style will translate in their homes.  I live vicariously through others.  There are times when someone might ask me something like, "What would you do in this room?" before I've gotten the chance to know them & to interview and to work with them...  and I honestly don't have a good answer for him or her...  Because what I'd do for my own home would be very different from what I'd do for them and my answer most likely wouldn't apply to them.  Although I've had many clients whose styles contain elements of my own, I've never met once whose style is exactly like mine... or exactly like another client's for that matter.   ...

29 Jan 2014

Luxury at Home

lux·u·ry   ...

18 Jun 2013

Carnival Style

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20 Jun 2012