10 Ways to Mix Bed Linens

A few years ago I wrote an article featuring 20 Ways to Make a Bed, so today’s post is a spin off that one. I was helping a client (and…

Spotlight: Line Drawings

I’ve been a fan of line art for a few years, and I framed a simple line art print for the wall in this bathroom remodel.     Line art…

Foxy Fall Wreath

You know how we’re drawn to fluffy things when the weather turns colder? It’s in our DNA. Remember how we all made fluffy feather wreaths for the holidays a few…

Sunlit Stroll through Aveiro

In May, I traveled to Portugal, to the Algarve region, and also Lisbon and Sintra. On our way north to Porto, my travel mate and I made a one night…

Autumn Velvet

I stepped outside this morning and felt just a hint of morning mist which signals fall is on its way. I just love September, it’s my favorite month, that crossover…

Black Tile Backsplashes Done Right

I’ve painted walls and furniture black, and installed black (and white) wallpaper, and bought black furniture, and used black hardware on cabinets, but I’ve never considered a black tile backsplash,…

Embroidered Art

Whenever I travel I bring a small piece of art home with me, and on a recent trip to Portugal, I found an embroidered tea towel that I found so…

Moto Jackets Under $75

Have I ever told you I ride a Vespa? One of my favorite things to do is ride it around town to the market or a fitness class. After a…

Textiles of Peru

As an avid traveler, I’m always deeply appreciative when I encounter a culture’s unique architecture, design, and textiles, and I was completely blown away by the colors and textures of…

DIY: Criss Cross Vegetable Trellis

*This project brought to you in partnership with Arrow Fastener tools. It’s garden season! I don’t plant a big garden every year, usually just a few tomato plants, some green…

Statement Black + White Tile Options

I installed this hexagon black and white statement tile in a client’s bathroom, it’s so beautiful! Reveal coming soon. 🙂 The use of statement tile on a floor or backsplash…

Weekend Reading

Weekend hellos my friends! I am so excited that my cousins from Australia have come to visit this weekend, all the way from Melbourne. Two years ago, I spent three…

Jewel Tones: Deep Greens

I’m really enjoying the last month of summer but always looking ahead to the next season. Entering fall, richer colors and jewel tones return to our attention: those deep greens,…