Interior Decorating · Interior Design

Floored–A “Gripping” Saga of Hardship and Hardwood Episode One

First, in my defense, just let me say that this whole thing began quite innocently with my simple desire to replace the dingy 20-year-old wall to wall carpeting that graces the entire second floor of my house. Little did I know that it would quickly snowball into a total mishegas. It all started the last… Continue reading Floored–A “Gripping” Saga of Hardship and Hardwood Episode One

DIY · Interior Decorating · Interior Design

Decorating With Decals For Fun and Therapy

Kids. You endure hours of painful labor to bring them into this world. You spend the next 20 plus years feeding, clothing, nurturing, and educating them and then the little ingrates up and leave you! I know, I know, this is the way it’s supposed to be. The goal is to raise them to be… Continue reading Decorating With Decals For Fun and Therapy

Interior Decorating · Interior Design

Don’t Get Knick-Knack Paddywhacked! Learn to Display Decorative Accessories with Confidence

Carefully edited and curated decorative accessories add interest and style to any room but beware: if you go overboard you can end up getting knick-knack paddywhacked! This unfortunate and unpleasant condition can creep up on you over time. You blithely go about life acquiring mountains of fabulous must-have decor like a magpie, gathering shiny objects and… Continue reading Don’t Get Knick-Knack Paddywhacked! Learn to Display Decorative Accessories with Confidence

Exterior Decoration · Interior Decorating · Interior Design

On Board with the Gourd How To Preserve And Display Pumpkins

It’s Fall in America and apparently, that means it’s pumpkin time. I am not sure when this fruit with a gland condition (yes it’s a fruit, not a vegetable) became the symbol of all things autumnal. Maybe we should blame Charles Shultz. This time of year everyone seems to be channeling Linus, vibrating with anticipation for… Continue reading On Board with the Gourd How To Preserve And Display Pumpkins

DIY · Floral Arrangements · Interior Decorating · Interior Design

Flower Power: How To Have Cost-Effective Arrangements Year-Round

When I say flower power, I’m not talking about “sex, drugs, and rock & roll” or “make love, not war.”  And I am certainly not advocating bra burning (at my age, that could cause a natural disaster). No, think less Woodstock and more “Downton Abbey.” I’ve always been a huge fan of British period dramas,… Continue reading Flower Power: How To Have Cost-Effective Arrangements Year-Round