A Poolside Pretty: Amagansett, NY


What do you do when you are unable to expand your home because of wetlands? The only possible course was to renovate their treasured family home calling in talented architect Darren Helgesen to transform their 1490 sq. ft. home and creating an outdoor oasis in the process. Read more

Timeless Design: Nantucket


The design collaboration of Elisa Allen and Matt MacEachern featured in New England Home caught my eye as I dream about summer vacations and the quaint villages of New England. If you have been to Nantucket you already know what a treasure it is sitting among the islands of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Picture Perfect: Robe Lowe’s Residence


While searching through pool designs for a client I came across a magnificent one in Architectural Digest that happens to be the home of actor Rob Lowe. I was so curious to see the inside of the house and decided to share the tour with you today.

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Mediterranean Marvel


As Summer approaches I am working on several outdoor patio projects for clients, one specifically is looking to create a Mediterranean Oasis. In searching for inspiration I came across this home in coastal California designed by Chris Barrett Design, her philosophy in design is to use the brilliant light and clean sensibility of the California landscape. Read more

A Fresh Start


Spring is the perfect opportunity to start fresh, with flowers blooming and birds chirping why not get your projects in motion, get organized and start spring cleaning. I decided that my House Tour category was the perfect place to talk about home organization and spring cleaning as we tour a renovated barn in Gerona close to the border of France. Why not make the surroundings lovely as we tackle a tough job.

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Covered Porch Paradise


The concept of the covered porch is one my clients have embraced since I started designing homes. I have added front porches, back porches and verandas, all that enrich the quality of our lives. These areas provide places to sit , relax and smell the roses, no wonder why we love them so much. Read more

Celebrity Style: Taylor Swift Trilogy

Taylor Swift looked stunning at the Grammys this evening in her Grecian gown. Taylor opened the Grammys with a spectacular Alice-in-Wonderland-type performance, could you guess who she is “never ever getting back together with?” That would be the adorable Harry Styles of One Direction ( he was too young for her anyway LOL). Taylor won for Best Song Written for Visual Media for her song “Safe & Sound” with The Civil Wars, which was featured on The Hunger Games soundtrack. So now on to the backstage tour, Taylor’s house, well houses, she has a few. Read more

Taking The Plunge: Our Pool

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Sounds a bit cliche’ I know but this is really how it felt. Planning for a pool is like planning for a wedding! Having experienced both I can tell you the similarities are uncanny. Find Mr. Right, commit, spend a fortune, try your patience and hope for the best.

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