Monthly Archives: June 2019

Photo Murals Expand Truth

The very first time I saw a picture mural was in the dentist’s office. It was the ’70s and the photograph was of a wooded path through brilliant fall leaves. At age 8, I understood it was tacky — particularly with those orange vinyl chairs. But recently I’ve come about the concept of picture murals, […]

5 Inspiring Homes From the Chilly North

Architecture has to respond to cold days and long nights in Northern Europe. As winter drags on for a whole lot of us, we could take some lessons from folks that live in areas like Scandinavia or The Netherlands. A bright and light room is your interior design edition of one of these modest anti-depressant […]

Midcentury Minimalism in Long Beach

Cat Madrid-Barone and Giovanni Barone desired a house with just the correct amount of character. And when they eventually discovered one in Long Beach, California, they needed it to reflect their own characters — contemporary and streamlined, yet lively. “Our house has an urban-loft feel to it, especially with all of the industrial bits integrated […]

Guest Picks: Fantastic Stocking Stuffers for Under $15

If you are stuck in a rut about what smart, rare gifts you can share with friends and family this holiday season, try out some of my favorite $15-and-under finds out of your creative, budget-friendly stocking stuffer requirements. Whether shopping for a coworker, friend or close relative, these gifts make great hostess presents, Secret Santa […]

Guest Picks: A Fall Kitchen

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, therefore enclosing the space with items that are purposeful and well made is important to me. Here’s a peek at some of the things, both pretty and functional, which I use and adorn my kitchen and tabletop together — and some I admire from afar. Happy […]

Loving Color: A Rainbow of Sofas

Some people today decorate on the road less traveled. Most of us know the plan tip: Stick with neutrals for your large pieces of furniture (namely sofa) and bring in color with accents, like pillows. But if all of us followed this idea to go with a neutral sofa, where would all of the vibrant […]