My Design Studio

By |2019-05-29T17:25:30+00:00April 28th, 2019|Design Projects, Our Home, Our Shop|

When Tom and I first spotted our 1928 cottage, the little garage with its dramatic hip roof in multicolored slate instantly intrigued me. After touring the house, I rushed outside to check it out.What a disappointment! The garage's interior was dark, dreary, dingy and damp. It needed a lot of [...]

My Potting Shed

By |2019-05-29T17:24:39+00:00January 26th, 2019|Antique Pottery, Design Projects, Garden Ornaments, Houseplants, Instagram, Our Garden, Our Home, Topiary, Winter|

A warm greeting on this January day!I hope you are enjoying a wonderful start to 2019. I have settled into a routine of working from my design studio at home. I do love my new flexible schedule, and uniform of cozy flannel plus fuzzy slippers (on days that I'm not [...]

New Design Project

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00February 5th, 2018|Design Projects, Houseplants, Mora Clocks, Pillows, Swedish Antiques|

One day after picking up her sons from school, Ali decided to do something different: take a detour onto her favorite tree-lined street dotted with storybook homes. Ali spotted a For Sale sign in front of a gracious Colonial with perfect symmetry, wide shutters, and a flat yard that would [...]

A Mantel Refresh

By |2019-05-29T17:18:55+00:00February 25th, 2017|Art, Design Projects, Front Doors, Mantels, Mercury Glass, Swedish Antiques|

I have terrific news to share: our Tudor is under contract! Yay! A solid offer, from a lovely young family, came in a day before the scheduled open houses, and we accepted it. Tom and I along with our wonderful agent, Mary Lynn White, all decided to cancel both open [...]

Our Tudor Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:55+00:00February 16th, 2017|Bathrooms, Design Projects, House Tours, Our Home, Pillows, Swedish Antiques|

Hello, there! I'm proud to say that our Tudor went on the market today. After working on it for a year, Tom and I are thrilled with how everything turned out. To recap, we purchased it in early 2016, and spent most of last year renovating. Here's what we did: [...]

Our Maine Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00March 1st, 2016|Art, Castine, Design Projects, Historic Homes, House Tours, Maine, Our Home, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

How many more weeks did Mr. Groundhog say until spring? It's been such an extreme winter in DC. I'm getting restless. At our former home, this is the time I start checking on my early bulbs for signs of life in the garden. Come this spring, I'm excited to have [...]

On the Move!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00January 28th, 2016|Art, Design Projects, Mantels, Martha Stewart Living, Our Home, Swedish Antiques, Topiary, Weather Vanes|

A BIG thank you for your kind comments about our feature in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living! As always, your enthusiasm inspires me.I started this blog to promote the shop, but now it has become much more. It's a forum for conversation with friends across the world. My [...]

Tone on Tone in Martha Stewart Living

By |2019-05-29T17:18:50+00:00January 12th, 2016|Design Projects, Martha Stewart Living, Our Home, Swedish Antiques, Topiary|

On a grocery run with my mother in the early 1990s, I picked up something to read while we were waiting in line at the checkout. That something was Martha Stewart Living, and that particular issue most likely showcased a collection of gleaming ironstone, homespun linens, or vintage finds scored [...]

Small Bathroom Renovation

By |2019-05-29T17:18:48+00:00December 14th, 2015|Bathrooms, Design Projects, Our Home|

Happy Holidays! Have you decorated for the holidays? Tom and I are busy wrapping up a few projects before joining in the season's festivities. Speaking of busy, I haven't had a lot of blog time lately - apologies! There are half a dozen posts that I started which still require [...]

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