Spring Runway Fashion Inspiration for Your Home

Reports from Fashion Week announced the latest runway trends!  It’s just natural that we want these same beautiful colors and textures to translate to our homes for a fresh spring look.  Fortunately the lag time that used to exist between fashion and home décor has almost vanished. You can achieve immediate gratification when refreshing your … More Spring Runway Fashion Inspiration for Your Home

Yes I’m excited! Radiant Orchid is Color of the Year!

It’s that time of year!  Pantone, the color experts,  announce Radiant Orchid as the color that will have the greatest impact on our lives.  I’m energized, in fact the ability to energize us is one of the attributes of this color.  In home design that translates to livelier palettes than we have seen in quite … More Yes I’m excited! Radiant Orchid is Color of the Year!

Design Trends 2014

Part of my job as an interior designer is to keep an eye on emerging trends.  I use that knowledge when I am selecting colors and products for my clients homes. Most of the projections phase in over time so you may not notice the subtle differences until it is a full blown trend. My goal … More Design Trends 2014

Celebrate Summer

It is such fun being invited to create a summer tabletop display for this weekends Celebrate Summer Event.  My thoughts immediately went to creating a relaxing evening with friends in my imaginary French Country Garden.   I love the idea of welcoming guests with the lush blooms and soothing colors of hydrangeas set against crisp white … More Celebrate Summer

Good Morning Color!

My chilly gray Chicago morning just had a sudden turn around when I received the news about the new Trina Turk fabric collection for Schumacher.  I was already thinking about swimsuit season and picking out something new, now I know it will be a Trina Turk pattern on me and my new lawn furniture.     … More Good Morning Color!

Craving Color?

I love getting the mail when flyers like this arrive!  This is a dreamy collection of colors from Fine Paints of Europe.  They were inspired by Washington’s  historic home, yet have a soft fresh character for today.  I can’t wait to play with them on my next project. House Beautiful September 2009 Issue on Color And … More Craving Color?