think beyond tidying up

People always ask me what I think about Marie Kondo and her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up." If you're not familiar with her book, TV show, or many, many appearances online and elsewhere, she proposes decluttering by letting go of items that do not "spark joy." And she's sweet and lovely, and her …

boston sunday globe

  No biggie. Just sharing an article from The Boston Globe where I'm interviewed. The SUNDAY Globe. In which I am quoted 3 times. On the front page article of the "Address" section. With color photos, and other quotes from folks like the style director for Joss & Main and the editor-in-chief of HGTV Magazine. …

profile by ‘boston voyager’

Did you catch my interview for Boston Voyager?  I loved having the opportunity to reflect on WHY and HOW I do what I do!  For me, it's not just about pretty things... ROI Design, at its core, is about supporting families in their homes, where beauty, stuff, and living well intersect. Interior designers create beautiful homes that …

the ultimate decluttering secret

... the ease of shopping online is causing an epidemic of cluttered, disorganized homes, leading to unhappy families.

3 reasons you need a stair runner

This post, from the experts at Carpet Workroom in Needham, just might be the handiest guide ever to buying carpeting. Yes, I said carpeting, but not the gross, stinky, wall-to-wall, VOC-emitting nylon from the 70s. I'm talking about gorgeous, soft, wool, custom-crafted carpets, perfect for any room, and, especially, on stairs. I often recommend stair runners to my …

15 tips for parenting two

  I recently met a new client who is getting ready to have her second baby. While I have a long-term design plan for them, in the short-term I will have to incorporate ways to make life a teeny bit easier with an infant and a preschooler. Here are 15 tips gleaned from my dim memories of the …