Design work

On a recent project I was asked to update a kitchen. Easy right? Maybe. But what to do when spouses have different ideas and requests? How to please opposites? Well, when I walk into a client’s home my radar is working 110% to catch details of what they like, what they have in the house,…

Breakfast with the sunrise

There’s no rush to Sunday mornings, they feel relaxing and inspiring. I still wake up to the same hour as weekdays but with the intention of pausing, reading, sitting outdoors and enjoying the sun, the fresh air and many times a baked item. The dog will follow. Not sure if she’s following me or the…

French Country Style

The elements of French Country style: Terra cotta tiles on the floor. A mixture of different finishing for the cabinets and furniture, as if you had acquired them throughout the years or even throughout generations in the family. Oil rubbed bronze fixtures. High ceilings. European chandeliers. Pottery. Here in America the French Country is one sweet, delicate,…

The client with the chandelier

I arrived at their home and was led to the kitchen table. Pleasant couple. They were happy to meet with me, I was a referral from a builder and they now needed a designer to read their mind. I put my notebook, IPad, phone and keys over the table and soon all of it was…

Beach Style Decorating Ideas

Here comes the sun! Summer recharges our souls with warm nights, sunshine on our shoulders, water, lots of water, kids running and playing outdoors, cookouts, cold drinks and that feeling of happiness from head to toe! If Summer feels so good, it would be only natural to want to prolongate that sensation! And how do we do it?…

Beach house style

It was a rainy day…Soft rain kind of a day. Tropical warm rain. We arrived at my cousin’s home and even though he wasn’t there yet we had the keys to the gate.  At the very first step inside I could notice the richness of finishing materials, the diversity of tiles and types of woods….