The Lighter Side of Leather


A deign dilemma that I consistently face is how to design around an existing leather sofa or clients that love the durability of leather but are looking for a way to keep the room from looking too heavy. This past week I received several questions from readers looking for a fresh ideas to brighten up their rooms with leather furniture confirming what I have been experiencing with my clients so I decided it was time to share some ideas while answering our readers question  from Just Ask. Read more

Pillow Party: Caitlin Wilson Giveaway


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Wouldn’t it be lovely to select one of these fabulous Caitlin Wilson pillows for your home for free, well you can if you Enter to Win our Pillow Party Giveaway today! Our friends over at Caitlin Wilson Textiles are giving one of their fabulous pillows of your choice and size to the lucky winner. One simple step to enter and there is even an optional bonus entry, if you are selected one of the Anchors Away Collection pillows will end up on your doorstep, wish I could enter LOL. Read more

Living Room Trends: Part 1


The living room as we know it has changed drastically since I was growing up. The biggest change is that we actually use it! Personally I love having a space to go hang out with my family where a flat screen doesn’t exist, although I have designed several flat screens in living rooms for my clients. Today we are talking about the latest trends that I am incorporating into my living room designs from multi-million dollar homes to cozy cottages these concepts can apply. Read more

A Well Accessorized Home


This week we are talking all about accessories; how to use them, where to find them, why we need them and how to style them. Today I wanted to take you on a House Tour that demonstrates what a well styled home looks like and how simple decisions can help you select and place your accessories. I just adore the open plan concept and this condo sets the stage for chic styling. Starting out in the seating area; an area rug defines and grounds the seating arrangement, fabulous throw pillows add a subtle pop of color and pattern while a simple coffee table arrangement finishes the look. Read more

The Hippest of Hearts


Happy weekend friends, with Valentines Day right around the corner I have hearts on my mind. I wanted to share some of my hip heart finds that I will be making, wearing and decorating with. Above, these sweet little trousers can be found on Esty or you could create them on your own. Below, a simple heart pillow created by Noodlehead can add just the right amount of Valentines Day wow factor you are looking for. If you sew the tutorial walks you through each step here, my daughter Sarah is making one for me shhhh it’s a surprise. She sews way better than me. Read more

Ready, Set, Entertain: Valentines Day


I just adore Valentines Day, even when I didn’t have so many little Valentines in my life, there is just something about LOVE being in the air that makes me happy. After finally putting away all of those holiday decorations the thought of decorating for Valentines Day is not high on the priority list for most of us. Today I want to share some simple touches that will create just the right amount of Valentines Day cheer. Let’s start outside; the first impression sets the mood, I like to hang a heart outside on our front door or on a garden gate for some holiday curb appeal. Makes everyone smile when they pass by it, they can’t fool me LOL.

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