Monday, October 23, 2017


Color Me Bad

When I was in my first year of interior design school at F.I.T., my studio design professor espoused his fervent view that “you can’t talk color.” Well, now that I don’t need his approval in order to pass the class, I can heartily disagree out loud. We don’t necessarily need to look at a swatch

Something Unusual

I just came back from a two-day respite in a rural town in Western Massachusetts. The countryside was pastoral, with sprawling fields and gently undulating mountains. Much of the architecture was historic to the New England max. I would describe the municipality as rife with American colonial buildings that, while maybe

Are You Watching Too Much HGTV?

“Honey, get in here! ‘Love It or List It’ is on! They’re showing back-to-back episodes with ‘Property Brothers’! Later we can see what Chip and Joanna are doing on ‘Fixer Upper’...hurry!” This is my usual refrain as I get ready for my weekly binge-watching session of Home & Garden TV. It’s such

It’s All in the Details When It Comes to Interior Design

“The devil is in the details.” I’m sure that’s a phrase you all have heard many times. It applies to many aspects of our lives. Planning a vacation, a party and even more so, planning our homes. Homeowners often spend time and money creating an overall functional space in their homes, and forget that details give

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