A Farm to Table Dinner at Starbright Farm!

Happy Friday!! Popping in to let you know about a really fun upcoming event I’m doing in Maryland! My good friend, (and favorite photographer ūüėČ Helen Norman, is hosting a beautiful farm-to-table dinner at Starbright Farm with Stephanie Bradshaw, creator of the Outspire Summit! ¬†The food dinner is by Clementine with wine pairing by Jeff […]

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July 29, 2016

Motivations & Explanations

{My oldest little guy’s paintings based upon Malene Birger’s work hanging in the library to dry} We’re on the cusp of so much change right now and I couldn’t be more exhilarated. ¬†(who says that?! ¬†truly cheesy but couldn’t think of a more apt word!!) ¬†Throughout the years, and especially now, I’ve asked myself, (and […]

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July 19, 2016

Our 80s Bonanza Bathroom Redo

So it’s finally happening… ¬†our 80s bathroom redo!!! ¬†When I say “80s bathroom”, I really mean “80s bathroom.” ¬†It’s so bad it’s almost good. ¬†(My friend with a fashion line talked about doing a shoot in there.) Don’t get me wrong, I mean this with no disrespect to the owners who built it… because back […]

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July 13, 2016

To Each His Own

I’m so happy summer is officially here!! ¬†Our kids are (finally!) out and it’s getting HOT!! ¬†If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed a post last week mentioning that we’re thinking about selling our place ALREADY. ¬†I’ve been too slammed to get a post out on it sooner but finally have a […]

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June 21, 2016

The Lake & a Style Matters Podcast

I hope you’re having a great week! ¬†I just got back from a long weekend in Lake Gaston with the family and it is feeling like SUMMER!!! ¬†We haven’t all been away together since last summer and it was amazing to just relax and be outside, swimming, boating & fishing together. ¬†The water’s already warming […]

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May 31, 2016

A Family Room Addition & Whats Up

A few years ago, I was contacted by a very sweet potential client who was also a longtime blog reader in the process of house-hunting. ¬†She and her husband had been looking for an older home in the city with lots of character and charm. ¬†They thought they’d found the house, but it ended up […]

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May 24, 2016

"Lightening up" our traditional home: Part 1

{Our hearth room} As you might know, this past fall we moved from a contemporary home with a bit of a European/70s MidCentury/rustic vibe…     …into a very “normal” sort of suburban traditional cape cod revival:   And the change was hard for me. I left a smaller home (2 tiny bedrooms for 4 […]

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May 12, 2016

At Home

{Progress in our front yard kitchen garden & house painting} I cannot believe we’ve lived in our house since September; it feels like it’s only been a couple of months! It’s been the busiest eight months I can remember, but each month it feels like we get a bit more settled and the house becomes […]

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May 5, 2016



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