Category Archives: Interior Design


SKIRTING THE ISSUE

We're talking hemlines for your home today.  Enter the skirted table:

Until recently, I had dismissed the skirted table as overly frilly and frumpy.   However, the latest takes on this old standby have left me pleasantly surprised by their stylishness and sophistication.

My designer convinced me to add one to my bedroom and it […]



THE KING AND I

On this Father's Day, as you're whipping up celebrations for the special "Dads" in your life, I am sharing a little story of a recent "joint gift" that I gave my husband.  You know...the kind of gift that's sort of for him but mostly for you (or in this case -- moi!).  Let's begin with […]



LE BOOK NOOK

I'm starting small this year by introducing a sweet little space that I created for my daughter -- with the help of my fab designer!  This is the sassy nook we dreamed up right outside her bedroom door.

Photo Credit: ChiChi Ubiña

When I was a little girl, I had a good sized closet in my […]



GET ANTIQUATED

As a design enthusiast, I love volunteering for the Greenwich Historical Society because (among other things) we host some rather accomplished and engaging designers who impart their approach to the craft, share gorgeous slides of their extensive portfolios, sign copies of their beautiful books and enchant the crowd with their soigné sense of style.  By design, […]



ON THE MARK

For those of you who love design books, I have a new one to add to your shelves.  The supremely talented designer, Markham Roberts, has just released his first design tome: "Markham Roberts: Decorating the Way I See It."

Markham is known for his effortlessly chic interiors that deftly mix pattern, texture and -oftentimes- striking […]



CRACKING THE CASE

In theory, I love the promise that an empty bookshelf holds:  Oh to fill that blank canvas with literature, art, photographs, mementos, souvenirs from exotic travels and curiosities large and small.  Built-ins or bust, baby!  Perhaps the only thing better than curating a cabinet of your own is perusing the shelves of friends, family members, […]



RINSE & REPEAT

Earlier this year, my washing machine went into a downward spiral (believe what they say about how much soap you should add to each load!).  Fortunately, I knew that it was about time for a new washer and dryer and I viewed my appliance's demise as an opportunity to make some proverbial lemonade.  And so […]



KNIT WIT

I hope that I'm tucked safely in a nest in the tree of trust, because today I am confessing to a guilty pleasure:  I am a sucker for...(wait for it!)...NEEDLEPOINT.  Namely, I find pithy sayings rendered in this staid art form and then splashed on granny chic throw pillows to be an absolute stitch.  To […]



MERRY, MARY!

The Greenwich Historical Society kicks off its marquee fundraiser - Antiquarius- this week with the Preview Party for the Antiques Show on Friday night.  This year, the Honorary Chair for the show is the ultra talented, wickedly funny and supremely glamorous interior designer...Mary McDonald!

Mary is flying in from her home base of Los Angeles to […]



RUMINATIONS

Tonight I attended Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams' Fall Collection Launch Party in Greenwich.  I had so much fun catching up with familiar faces and perusing all of the beautiful vignettes that I pulled together this little recap of the event for you.  Sponsored by Connecticut Cottages & Gardens Magazine, the evening featured three room […]