I love to hike! There is just something about being outside all day and working hard physically that feels so very rewarding! My favorite place to hike is the White Mountains and taking on a 4000’ mountain. Typically, with these vertical climbs, I need to sit and catch my breath. It is in these restful… Continue reading Nature Inspires the Organic Fabric Line
Why a holistic strategy delivers the best in architecture, interior design, and landscape for a connected whole home design When I’m starting a new whole home design project it feels like Christmas Eve – every time I am SO excited! There are so many possibilities, each more thrilling than the next. These beginnings are always… Continue reading The Benefits of a “Whole Home Design” Approach
Do you have Thanksgiving on your mind? Food, festivities, family, friends – what could be better? Thanksgiving marks the official kick-off to the Holiday Season (we have been ignoring the Christmas commercials so far, right?). So here are a few suggestions as we move away from the Fall decorations and wholeheartedly into the Holiday decorations… 1.… Continue reading How To Set Your Thanksgiving Table
White flowers and complex leaves define this simple and beautiful plant. I planted this flower about 4 years ago in my front yard, divided it 2 years ago for the backyard, and it is still strong and vibrant. It is beautiful next to a pond or planted with Solomon Seal and Hosta. I encourage you… Continue reading Anemone Canadensis… Tricky to Say, Easy to Plant!
As we look out over our mountains of snow in the backyard we start to miss and sometimes forget what our summer gardens look like, that is why creating an indoor garden space is so important to help brighten your winter blues. If you are new to plants and don’t know how to care for an indoor… Continue reading Are You Missing the Sight of Green?
There is no argument, banquettes are awesome! Why? They invite people to be comfortable and relax into the moment that they are enjoying. These spaces allow us to introduce color in upholstery and pillows that accent the space. Here are some more ideas that might spark some interest for you. I love this photo of… Continue reading How to Create the Best Banquette!
There is something very reminiscent about cutting flowers for a vase, especially in the fall. Hydrandeas remind me of the bright huge flowers of my grandmother’s garden in Berkeley, CA. They amazed me as a child that so many flowers created one powerful bloom. Then I learned how to dry them by hanging them upside down… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Your Grandmother’s Garden?
Recently, I joined my college friends in Nashville and we attended the Antique and Garden Show. I purchased some antiques prints then had fabric made out of them. The best part has been creating products like pillows and draperies out of them. This simple Japanese flower is exquisite in silk! Come in and check it out.