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 …

inspiration : where does it really come from?

I feel like such a lucky girl! Last month, I was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with Boston-area interior designers, hosted by Jo Saltz, Editorial Director of House Beautiful and HGTV Magazine. I still can't believe I was in the same room with her, Michelle Cortizo, Amanda Pratt, Vani Sayeed, and Lisa Tharp. …

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 …

feeling thankful

I asked my family why they like Thanksgiving. Here are their answers: "I like Thanksgiving because you get to be with your family. And you get to eat." "Food." "Food and family." So there you have it. Thanksgiving is about remembering and appreciating the simple things in life. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

the ultimate decluttering secret

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