DC Design House Bare Bones Tour!

If you’re free tomorrow, I’d love to see you at the DC Design House Bare Bones Day!  You can view the “before” of the empty house and view designers design boards for their spaces & talk to them about their plans.  I’ll be there bright & early in my updtairs bedroom at 10.  (10 is […]

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February 26, 2011

Design House Progress

First I just want to say THANK YOU to all of the amazing comments you left on the last post.  We’re definitely not alone and it’s nice to know that.  I nodded, laughed and even teared up at some of your comments from yesterday’s post.  Each & every piece of advice is awesome so if […]

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February 18, 2011

DC Design House Room Before

{My DC Design House Room, Before} Yesterday was a long crazy day in the city (I’m pretty much a total suburban girl) and I have before photos to show you of our room!  My assistant, Meghan Short, has been invaluable.  (Meghan graduated last Spring with an interior design degree from JMU- go dukes!- and I’m […]

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February 11, 2011

The natural element

When examining rooms that I really love (both in photos & in life) I’ve noticed there there almost always needs to be some natural elements in a room for me to really love it.  By natural elements, I mean wood (either stained or raw), textured materials such as natural woven shades, baskets or natural fiber rugs […]

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February 9, 2011


{My dad in Italy, 1964} I can’t help thinking of Spring these days.  February’s definitely the longest month of the year in my book. I’m so ready to be outside and to feel the sun!!  And to pick flowers, be barefoot and sing in the mountains and feed goats and really big bulls!!   (Little […]

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February 6, 2011


{new cubbies in my office studio…  “studio” sounds so much better, doesn’t it?} Just enjoying the last spec of the loooong snow-filled weekend before bed. Last week was such a nutty week that I totally forgot to post that I was a guest blogger/ designer over at Room Remix! PK’s going a great series on paint […]

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February 1, 2011



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