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. …

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.

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 …