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 …

a home for living in

Stylist, editor, and designer, Sarah Alba, had her home featured in Apartment Therapy. It is a lovely example of how a family can live comfortably and stylishly on a budget. She uses affordable furnishings from some of my favorite national retailers -- Crate&Barrel, Pottery Barn, IKEA, West Elm, and Serena & Lily -- but mixes different styles together so …

mudroom inspiration

I know I'm in the right business because a clean, organized, pretty mudroom makes my heart beat a little faster. Seriously. Sadie Smith at Sadie & Dasie found some beauties that I'm reposting. My favorite is the second one down, that incorporates a few chalkboard surfaces. Mudrooms and entryways are key communication spaces for busy …