This That and The Other

You may know that I've been in the midst of a kitchen renovation over here OPP.  Well, I'm still without the power to bake thanks to a faulty set of ovens being installed.  I'm kind of really really tired of it now!  Here's the silver lining, a warming drawer that is also a slow cooker.  I … [Read more...]

Kitchen Lighting

One of the last decisions I have to make in my kitchen renovation is to choose a pendant light for above the sink.  I've been searching around for inspiration and have found lots to love. Glass is a great option here for a house built by the owner of a glass company... When I called my lighting … [Read more...]

Sneak Peak

I had so much fun helping a friend stage and style her home for a Delta Magazine photo shoot a few days ago... In the dining room we arranged flowers for a Valentine dinner party and I thought you might like a sneak peak... As soon as we knew when the shoot would take place I called my friend … [Read more...]

Surface View

A major kitchen revamp has had me sidelined and I have missed my time spent here with each and every one of you!  The end is in sight now and I look forward to returning to a somewhat normal schedule that will include blogging. I don't remember where I read about Surface View but let me tell you … [Read more...]

Holiday Potpourri

The long anticipated event my neighbor and I have been preparing for arrived with the first flush of fall last Friday.   A neighborhood school - First Presbyterian Day School -  held its annual fundraiser, Holiday Potpourri, between our houses and in the boulevard... Come right in... I made … [Read more...]

Decorating with Velvet

I suppose it's the heat that has had me stymied for the past week or so but on my drive home from Oxford yesterday I took note of the leaves turning to shades of yellow and red which led to thoughts of fall and yes even decorating with velvet! There's just something about the look and feel of … [Read more...]

Book Stacking

I don't know about you but I have stacks of books everywhere and I find them as comforting as old friends! it seems that book stacking is pretty popular... Inmyinterior.com I found towers of books... Smallroomideas.com Homeedit.com I wouldn't be as scared of a landslide if they were … [Read more...]

Tea Towel Upholstery

How have I missed this tea towel upholstery created by Susie Stanford of ... My favorite travel souvineer is always a tea towel!  They're easy to pack and always bring a smile and a memory when you get them home.  Suzie has definitely taken it one step futher with her upholstery... Oh my … [Read more...]

One Fun Thing I Did Yesterday

I know I've told you that one of my favorite go-to books for design inspiration is One Man's Folly by Julia Evans Reed.  Reed chronicles design genius Furlow Gatewood's restoration of his family carriage house in Americus, Georgia.  If you don't have it run out and get a copy quick!  I love … [Read more...]

Design Inspiration

After meeting with a new client today, I've been poking around Pinterest looking for inspiration. There's nothing like an inspiration board to get the creative juices flowing... I usually have some version of an inspiration board going on the walls in my studio/workroom.  Gathering ideas into … [Read more...]