Beauty and the Brunch

Back in the 1950’s, my mother purchased these beautiful dishes for my Auntie Anne. Auntie Anne was a true mentor of mine … an artistic lady with exquisite taste and style. About 30 years ago, Anne passed these dishes onto me. I really covet them. Not only for the charming…

Enjoy the Little Things

I am captivated by the great work of certain designers who skillfully transform tiny spaces into fully functional kitchens. They make the task of maximizing every square inch look so easy. Since moving back to California (and, admittedly, into cramped quarters) I  have a new-found appreciation for those who make the most of it!

Trays for Days!

Those who know me well are surely familiar with my tray obsession. I never entertain without presenting a tray full of finger food. I use them to organize and display my skincare and colognes. And I use one in bed ... for fine dining in front of the TV! I have quite a collection of…

A Very New, Very Old Headboard

I found a way to re-purpose this  3-panel screen that was left in the dining room of an old home I purchased many years ago. It had been sitting in a closet – I didn’t have a place for it. I decided to try it behind this bed; but it was…

Bookshelves Gone Glam

I thought these white bookshelves were classically beautiful and perfectly styled. You can read more about how to style bookshelves on The Makerista décor blog: http://bit.ly/1pofdvQ

Presenting Cobalt At Home

Fashioning a Home Decor Brand “Fresh” and “modern” were the words my client used in briefing me to create a logo for Cobalt At Home. In addition to creating the logo and brand guide, I created a selection of collateral—including this direct mail piece. For this project I hired the photographer, product stylist, fashion…