clutter or character?

You are a collector. You have a lot of stuff. It reminds you of where you've been, what you've done, and who you love. This Apartment Therapy post kindly reminds us that this is OK. The vast majority of us don't live in pristine, precious houses where every surface is clear and toss pillows are …

storage for small things

I am drawn to storage boxes with compartments, possibly a carryover from carrying around an Artbin in my art school days. Serenity for me is everything in its place. These days it's about Legos and craft supplies. I have yet to find the perfect, portable storage container. I made a pilgrimage to my local Container …

the mom-nook

A place of one's own... isn't that what we all want? A father wants his man-cave, a mother, at least this mother, wants her nook. A place to get cozy with a novel, design magazine, or trashy romance, a place where no one else can be, a place where you're not allowed to be disturbed. …

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 …