collections

My husband and I have a slightly klepto tendency to collect bits and pieces from the places we've visited: sea glass from the Jersey shore, coral from a beach in Mexico, stones from a river in Vermont, sticks from the forest floor in Northern California. I never unpacked our bits and pieces when we moved …

my first virtual mood board

I just discovered Olioboard, an online moodboard creator. I started playing around with it yesterday, and got sucked in for an hour. What do you think? For this board, I started with the chair and the trio of bookcases, and wanted to add some fun color and whimsical florals for a feminine touch. The metallic …

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 …

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 …