Thirty years ago, my dad called me with a crazy proposition. Some folks in my hometown of Atchison, Kansas, thought there was a great need for a gourmet food store in town. Was I interested? I was young, had no money to invest in a start-up business and knew absolutely nothing about gourmet food, other [...]

In the summer, I like my bed lightly dressed. But when the weather cools off, I love a bed that’s layered in rich colors, fetching patterns and gobs of touchable textures. The Queens of the Bedroom at Nell Hill’s Briarcliff have outdone themselves this season, creating irresistible bedding ensembles that celebrate the year’s hottest color [...]

When you entertain this holiday season, whether you’re having a few friends over for a casual dinner or a houseful of guests for a formal party, make sure your drinks table is worth toasting. Here are a few tips for creating a bar or coffee service that is as stunning as it is serviceable.

When Dan and I were house hunting, all it took was one look at the entryway of our historic fixer upper, and we were transfixed. Even though nearly every room in the house needed to be renovated, we were so captivated by this space we decided to buy the house. That pivotal moment taught me [...]


When someone walks into my house, I don’t want them to say, “What lovely window treatments!” I want them to say, “What a lovely home.” For me, every element in an interior space, from the furnishings to the accents, should work together to create a cohesive look. To get there, each individual piece in a [...]