Playing in the Creek

A couple of weeks ago, photographer Vy Koenig took photos of our kids.  Vy is a good friend of a client & friend of mine & offered us a complimentary photo shoot.  We were so excited for the opportunity, but I had no idea how awesome the photos would be. {Justin, 18 months} We brought the boys in their […]

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June 30, 2011

Furniture Arrangement Series {Very Irregular of Course!}

Furniture arrangement can be challenging.  There are so many things that need to be taken into account:  traffic patterns, focal points, activities, seating needs, lighting, etc.  The last thing most people want is a crowded room, but it’s important to walk the line between having a room with too much stuff in it, and having a room that doesn’t have […]

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June 28, 2011


When I saw this photo of an antique suzani hanging in Lindsay Reid’s home featured in House Beautiful’s June issue, I thought, ‘That’s it.  Love.” {Lindsay Reid’s house featured in House Beautiful Magazine’s June issue} First of all, I’m crazy about layering large pieces of artwork/ textiles behind other pieces of furniture.  I love the […]

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June 22, 2011

Casual-Cool "Love" Rooms

This house stopped my in my tracks when I saw it in Elle Decor.  (Back in March of ’09!)  It’s a 1927 redone Hollywood house that was once owned by Ingrid Bergman that now belongs to director & producer Brett Ratner. (To read the full article, go here.) {Brett Ratner’s House in Hollywood, featured in […]

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June 16, 2011


‘Tis the season for magnolias and I’m loving it. {Every once in a while my husband surprises me with one}   There’s something about magnolia trees that is just completely Southern & romantic.  They transport you somewhere wlse.   (Unless that is, if you’re already at a gorgeous Southern antebellum estate.} (image from} According to wikipedia […]

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June 14, 2011

Thank yous!

I just wanted to send a little shout-out (oh wow, did I really just say “shout-out??” ) to my mom & my grandmother.  They (“Gramma Donna” and “Gramma Cracker”) come over once a week every week to watch our boys.  They bring all sorts of toys & games & activities with them and the kids loooove […]

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June 9, 2011

Easy Crab Feast

Last weekend we had a little crab feast with some of our friends.  At our house (probably like at most houses) we like to use parties as an excuse to tie up all of those loose ends around the house.  (see my last 2 posts 😉 We finally had an excuse to mulch our gardens […]

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June 3, 2011

Back to the old curtains

If you didn’t read my previous post about having a party and going all crazy last-minute to fix my family room/ basement, well, that pretty much sums it up.  I’ve always wanted to replace my ikea curtains with doublewidth panels and tried out the Peytons from Pottery Barn because there was no time for custom […]

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June 1, 2011



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