As the seasons change, I can’t wait to refresh the look of the displays on my coffee table. Through the years, my coffee table bliss has changed. Years ago, when Kelly was really young, I put so much stuff on the coffee table in our study that Kelly and Dan complained they couldn’t see [...]

18
May
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After a long day at work, my bedroom is my retreat. I snuggle up in bed and lose myself in a good book or the latest decorating magazine. The key to turning your bedroom into an oasis that fills you up is to start with a dreamy bed. Too often, when we decorate we spend [...]

  When Dan and I downsized and moved into our little home by the lake, we had to rethink how we use so many of our spaces, the biggest one being our kitchen and dining areas ….

04
May

The night I got home from High Point Market, where I spent three days on a buying trip for Nell Hill’s, I was so jazzed up by all the creativity I saw, I couldn’t sleep. At all. Despite being bone-weary exhausted from spending all day –dawn to dusk – rushing from showroom to showroom, scouting [...]

I cannot put a flower bouquet together to save my life. I’ve tried. Over and over again. Every time, the vase full of blooms looks like a Pinterest fail.  But I love to use fresh flowers in my decorating. So through the years, I’ve learned a few tricks for pulling together pretty floral arrangements that [...]

20
Apr

When Dan and I entertain, we each have our assigned roles: He spends hours in the kitchen crafting our cuisine. And I’m out in the dining room, dreaming up an intriguing tablescape. Armed with dishes, table linens and seasonal accents, I play around until lightning strikes and I find a look that lights up my [...]

Parents of young children often ask me if it’s possible to have a beautifully decorated home and to have children at the same time. The answer is a resounding YES!  Here are the 2 steps I follow when designing spaces that are both kid-friendly and lovely to look at: 

Our homes should fill us up, and give us the strength and courage to do the big, important – and sometimes difficult – things in our lives. That’s why I am thrilled to share that Nell Hill’s is joining with a fantastic team of talented designers to redecorate Friendship House, a transitional shelter home for [...]

I recently asked my Facebook friends to tell me what they’d like me to blog about, and one decorating dilemma that came up over and again was: “Where do I start when I’m designing a room?” Some were moving into brand new houses and had a big (and intimidating) blank slate. Others wanted to redecorate [...]

I am a fabric junkie, and the longer I’m in interior design, the more my addiction to gorgeous textiles grows. As I design spaces for my home and those of friends and customers, I’m always blown away by the power a few yards of fabric has to take a room to new heights, to make [...]