Sustainable Scandinavian Design

Sustainable Scandinavian Design

I usually throw away the myriad catalogs that make their way to my mailbox with the exception of one: IKEA. For years, IKEA has been lauded as the place to find cheap and sleek design elements for your home, from tabletop tchachkies to furniture suited for spaces of...
Textile Spotlight: Persian Rugs

Textile Spotlight: Persian Rugs

I love textiles. They can add so much dimension and color to an otherwise minimalist room. Persian rugs, in particular, have really captivated my attention lately. The weaving tradition in the area goes back to the year 1040 (if not before) and the traditional colors...

Spring into Outdoor Entertaining

Spring is finally here! I realize some of my friends in the Northeast are still shoveling snow, but for the rest of us, spring has sprung!  It is now time to start thinking of outdoors gatherings and that starts with getting your outdoor space ready for entertaining....

Design Spotlight: New Mexico

Spring is here and that means there are so many new places to travel and experience.   This spring, the Southwest is on my mind for its beautiful views, delicious food, and incredible design inspiration (of course). One of the top Southwestern destinations is New...
Hop to Easter

Hop to Easter

This year I have been so inspired by the different Easter table settings I have seen. No longer satisfied with the white tablecloth and plastic multi-colored eggs, my designer friends really thought out of the box to create table settings that are multi-dimensional...