Pantone announced yesterday that their choice for the 2014 color of the year is: Radiant Orchid! I’m a huge lover of orchids, so I was hooked on this color from the moment I saw it! In my opinion, orchids have a touch of glam and sophistication that no other plant… Continue reading
Winter is nearly here! The falling snow of last week reminded us that we’re going to be seeing it for the next few months. Soon we’ll be having “snow days” where we stay indoors, light a fire and keep warm. Snowy weather makes me think of cozy interiors, especially winter-white… Continue reading
My husband Christopher and I spent our Thanksgiving Holiday weekend in Asheville, North Carolina, and we found that Christmastime is well in progress there! During our visit we spent a great deal of our time exploring The Biltmore Estate, one of its major tourist attractions. The Biltmore House was built… Continue reading
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them
John F. Kennedy
Happy Thanksgiving to you, my readers. I’m extremely grateful for the time you take to read my posts and to comment. Your encouragement keeps… Continue reading
I’m not a person who likes cold weather very much, I so look forward to the spring and summer seasons. When I think of décor for these seasons, I think of sunlight, colorful accessories and airy fabrics. But next year I won’t have to wait for spring to get this.… Continue reading
Today I’m beginning a new series called Design Inspirations. It will feature both home and commercial interiors that are stunning and eye-catching.
I’m fascinated by how interior designers get their inspiration to design a space, putting together various items of different colors and textures in a way that makes… Continue reading
It’s almost here! Thanksgiving! We’re all on countdown mode. Our planning is underway, that means the menu is still being finalized. The invitations to family and friends have been sent. Now it’s time to think about decorating for the event. Of course, the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving decorations is a… Continue reading
With the coming of fall and the installation of new doors in my house, I’ve been inspired to do a decorative makeover on many of my rooms, including my living room (below). Want to see what I’ve done so far?
The first thing I did was get a bigger… Continue reading
There are changes happening in our home that are making me feel downright giddy! The major one, so far, is the installation and ongoing painting of our interior doors. Previously, we had builder’s grade doors for what seemed a lifetime and have now decided to upgrade to paneled solid-core… Continue reading
Hello everyone, today it gives me great pleasure to introduce my guest blogger, Kate Leonard, who is a fellow blogger at Terrys Fabrics. She’s also an illustrator and designer. Kate very kindly referenced one of my blogs on her site a few weeks ago and recently offered to write this… Continue reading
I had the most delightful afternoon yesterday on the island of Madeira. As I’ve said before, whenever I’m traveling I always make time to treat myself to an afternoon high tea. Yesterday’s tea was at a really lovely setting: one of the most famous hotels in Madeira, Reid’s Palace Hotel.… Continue reading
Walking through the old town of Funchal, Madeira, I came across the most incredible sight. Exterior doors that were painted to depict scenes or persons. The doors were so creatively and artistically painted that I had to stop, admire, and of course, take pictures. I mean, how could I resist?… Continue reading