It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Lace!

Those in-the-know are dubbing it “the dress of the season!” This spring and summer, go for a couple of lacy frocks—in black … or white … or a beautiful pastel color. And I know what many of you are thinking: SCRATCHY lace? NO WAY! Well, not to worry my friend.…

Ready, Set, Shop!

You’ll see lots of these “cold shoulder” looks again this spring and summer. Do you like them? I think they’re great! They are flattering on women of all ages; they’re super light and float away from the body; yet they’re seductively pretty because they show a little skin. (And, seriously,…

Everlasting Love

  It's been about 10 years since I designed these cocktail rings; yet even after all these years, I'm quite sure they could still turn a few heads! Do you agree? "More, More, More" Dark purple CZ set in platinum plated sterling. "Pick of the Pinks" Pink and clear CZ…

New for Spring: Anything but the Dress!

As a designer, I am always interested in sharing the hottest upcoming trends. So here goes—my recommendations for your must-have list for spring accessories! Shoulder duster earrings: go for extra-long with a retro 80’s ‘leaves’ design. Wear them matching—or mismatched. Graphic bags: make a statement with new, bold prints. Glittering…

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…

The Girl with the Velvet Voice

I remember that fateful day in 1983 when I heard the news on the radio that Karen Carpenter had died. I was so sad that I struggled to hold back the tears. She was, without question, my favorite childhood singer! (Don’t ask why a 10-year old boy wanted to listen…

The Incomparable Bill Blass

Bill Blass: one of my all-time favorites! A superb designer that knew how to make women (including Barbie!) look ravishing. …And could that boy ever decorate!! Rest in Peace, my friend. XO

Be an IT Girl!

More than once I’ve had the good fortune of working with Jamie Kern Lima, Founder of IT Cosmetics. (IT stands for ‘Innovation Technology’.)  Not only is Jamie a delight to work with, but I will give you my word that her products are INCREDIBLE!! Everyone (including myself) is in love with…

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