Archive | December, 2010

WISHING YOU PEACE, LOVE, AND JOY!

December 24, 2010

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It’s Christmas Eve and I’m in a pensive mood. Thoughts float to you and the heartfelt gratitude I have for you as a part of my extended family. This year has been a remarkable year and none of this would have been possible without your readership, love, and support. Simply put, I appreciate you. As […]

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HUES YOU CAN USE: OFF-BLACK

December 20, 2010

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From clothing to interiors, dark hues continue to move me this season. What else can I say except for…Bring on the drama.  A high contrast array of dark walls, honey colored floors, and white cabinetry [featured in 25 Beautiful Homes, August 2006] seem to have come full circle to next year’s list of hottest decor […]

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PHOTOSTYLING TIPS FROM ANNETTE JOSEPH

December 17, 2010

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My Lavish experience started on Friday when I attended Behind The Scenes With Lifestyle Photo Stylist/Producer, Annette Joseph sponsored by Room and Board. The session started with a guided tour of the Room and Board showroom with Annette and Julie Dewald (Store Manager), followed by a mock photo shoot, and a casual chat with Annette […]

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DECORATING FROM A CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE

December 14, 2010

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If you want to know the truth, just ask a child. Children are very telling, even at the expense of embarrassing their parents. When you listen to their stories, it’s easy to decipher fact from fiction, though the latter tends to be the most amusing. I’m intrigued by the wonderment in their eyes when they […]

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UNLOCKING THE KEYS TO SUCCESS IN YOUR BLOGGING AND SOCIAL MEDIA EFFORTS

December 14, 2010

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This past weekend is one I will never forget. I attended the Lavish! unconference as a guest and SPEAKER! On Saturday, I spoke on a panel with Cristi Holcombe and Capella Kincheloe. Our topic: Interiors and the Internet: Unlocking the Secrets to Success in Your Blogging and Social Media Efforts. Below is a two page […]

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PREPARING FOR A LAVISH EXPERIENCE!

December 10, 2010

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Today is the kickoff to the much anticipated Lavish experience! Dubbed as “an unconference for the lifestyle social networker,” Lavish has a phenomenal itinerary planned for networkers in Fashion and Beauty, Food and Wine, Shelters and Interiors, Travel and Leisure, Creative Arts, and General Lifestyle. Click here to read more about all that lies ahead […]

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4 DESIGN TRICKS FOR CREATING ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST

December 8, 2010

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“Architecture is a continuing dialogue between generations which creates an environment across time.” – Vincent Scully Have you ever fell in love with a model home’s decor and visited time and time again trying to discover how to recreate the look? You practically stalked the place by taking pictures, inquiring about paint colors used, furniture […]

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