simple, lovely home

Often, a room just needs a simple, lovely thing to make it feel more like home. For me, a vase of freshly-picked flowers on the dining table does the trick. My garden at home is purely decorative. In spite of my design focus of function over form, there is not a single edible plant in …

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got toys? storage that’s easy on the eyes

As someone who knows what it feels like to step on an errant Lego barefoot, I'm passionate about attractive and functional storage solutions for toys. DailyCandy has handily served up 17 options that are fun, stylish, and don't require you to work primary-colored plastic into your decor. via 71 Places to Put Things Away - …

and it was all yellow

Whether bright or subdued, yellow says sunshine, smiles, sunflowers and springtime. I love it as a statement color -- used generously ALL OVER a room -- or as a pop of color in an otherwise neutral room. Here are some favorites I've collected on my online travels. It's not often you see a fireplace given …

not everyone reads e-books

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.  -- Henry Ward Beecher I am one of the few people who still read actual books. I have a hard time letting go of them, too, so I understand the need for walls lined with bookshelves. Whether or …

what is ROI Design?

What better day for the inaugural post on my design blog than the birthday of Mies Van Der Rohe. His maxim, "Less is more," is a principle that can be applied to nearly every project, even beyond the realm of design. My design philosophy is that interiors should be functional as well as beautiful. I believe that …