Mom’s Place – Interior

In the Living Room, Mom used a Martha Stewart color called, “Willow”. It’s the prettiest green. So refreshing. She painted a Wisteria vine in this corner of the room: I love the little oar propped above the big window, and her Cardinal-themed Christmas tree was stunning. The tree had grapevine wrapped around it that she […]

I enjoy helping people with the design and decoration of their home so much. It’s especially rewarding when I receive wonderful testimonials from my clients upon completion of their project.Here are a few letters I loved… ———————————————————————————————- Admitting that I needed help was a HUGE step for me. See, I’d been living in a boring, […]

Mom’s Place – Exterior

I had a GREAT visit with my Mom and her husband, Randy, this Christmas. Their home is such a magical, little place- filled with treasures they’ve collected over the years. Memories are oozing from every nook and cranny! From the tiny seashells resting on the window sill, hand-plucked by Mom- to the collection of vintage […]

Reading Room Update – December 2008

As many of you know, one my favorite places to be in this little cottage I call home, is my Reading Room. Shaped out of what used to be the only Bathroom in the whole house, it’s now a 6 foot by 6 foot restful little room that I have fallen asleep in many a […]

Kitchen Update – Blue & Beadboard!

At last! I can sit down for a minute!(Or at least as long as it takes to finish this post) Here is the Kitchen in its crisp new seaside-inspired paint color. I don’t know the name of the color, but I’ll post a photo of the top of the paint can so you can see […]

Kitchen Update Video

So? Did you guess the color I’m painting my Kitchen? Well gang, I hate to say it, but we are STILLLLL working in the Kitchen. I know I promised to post a video of our progress, so I’m going to follow through and show you a sneak peek, PLUS a little peek into one of […]

Kitchen Video – Tomorrow, I promise!

I am exhausted.I have been working my tail off in the Kitchen at a feverish pace. (Don’t ask me why, that’s just how I roll) My feet and calves are throbbing, my eyes are blood shot and I am now sporting a lovely shade of nail polish called, “Caulk”. Not so much ON the nail, […]

Kitchen, Dining & Blogs of Note!

I am SO excited about my mention on “Blogs Of Note” today!!! How cool! I am painting the Kitchen, adding more beadboard, and painting the Dining Room today and tomorrow…stay tuned for a video of the process tomorrow or the next day. Remember what my Kitchen & Dining Rooms looked like BEFORE? And here they […]

Exciting News!

I have been formally asked to submit more materials to the HGTV Design Star competition!The next step is an audition in Hollywood, so this is an important round. Hopefully I’ll have more exciting news to share in January. The show tapes for six weeks, sometime between the dates of February 26th and April 30th. I […]

Happy Holidays!

First, here’s a link that’ll take you to some videos of this years HGTV Dream Home:,1000147,HGTV_32696_3281,00.html And second, I just wanted to say Happy Holidays to everyone who I have “met” through my blog this year…it’s been so cool sharing my passion for interiors with everyone.Your comments have brightened my days, and your creativity continually […]

Dining Room Inspiration

My Mom is thinking about doing a painted picnic table in her Dining Room, so I thought I’d post an inspiration photo….such a cute idea isn’t it? She is, in turn, is giving me the Dining table and chairs she currently has.They have been in my family for 100 years. They were a wedding gift […]

Mom’s Christmas Tree – 2008

I’m going to visit my Mom again on the 23rd and 24th, but I couldn’t wait to see her tree til then, so I asked if she’d send me some photos. Every year her trees stick to a certain theme. This year it’s Cardinals. It’s SO PRETTY! (Sorry, this one’s a little blurry) She found […]

Mercury Glass Candleholders from TJ Maxx

Okay…after all the talk yesterday about the mercury glass candle holders I would LOVE to have for my mantle, I decided to make a trip to TJ Maxx JUST TO SEE if they were on sale.Well, they were. There were two there, and they had been marked down to $5.00 each because they were both […]

Christmas Decorations 2008 (Part Two)

I am wild about burlap, and grapevine, and all things natural & neutral…so I hung this wreath from the curtain rod in the window in the Dining Room.I had to sneak in a white pencil starfish, of course. I plan to switch out the bamboo blind with one that’s a dark chocolate color. I need […]