Soon to make our annual pilgramage to London. It is our favorite city, (after New York of course, we are New Yorkers). Its history, culture, parks and museums, even the food is good these days. The bookstores for books not yet published in the US, are great for a brutal reader like myself. The array [...]
Our 9′ x 15′ design studio floor plan!
Interior Design is a process. It can be overwhelming, expensive and fraught with error. You can do it yourself if you are confident of you taste, have the resources, an infinite attention to detail, lots of time, love [...]
Green for all Seasons
As the season changes I reflect on my spring garden just a few short months ago, all abloom and in perfect shades of green. My outdoor “room” is accessorized with an ancient iron trellis found at my weekly haunt, The Georgetown Flea Market, and placed behind our pond. [...]
How does the process begin?
Interior Design for me is a process that begins with listening. What does the client need, want, think, feel about their project. Just as important is what they don’t want, and are not comfortable with.
I feel my job is to bring them enough of a selection that [...]
Cool and Crisp and Clear.
These are our gorgeous fall mornings.
As I walk through the garden early morning I see the light as it reveals the slight changes occurring each day as the new season progresses. Some leaves already turning amber, green leaves beginning to take on a different hue, and [...]
If you love coming home, so will your guests. A welcoming entry sets the stage, warm and inviting, the first glimpse of what’s inside and the invitation to see more. It begins with the wall color, a lovely paint or wallcovering. Do include an interesting rug beneath your feet, a small vintage [...]
The Versatile Ottoman
Need a place to serve drinks, somewhere comfy to put your feet up, extra seating or a moveable feast ? That would be a custom ottoman. We love to design custom ottomans for clients for all of the above uses. Large or small, round or square, rectangle or even more [...]
During our month of days in Italy we literally stumbled on this lovely restaurant on Sirmione. An old castle town on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Guarda, with a view of the lake on both sides. We were walking along the old cobbled streets when we spied this niche in the [...]
I love the entry into any house. The first welcome and peek into your home. Your guests will immediately feel the warmth and invitation to come in further. Inviting and interesting, even if ever so small, it can host a tiny table with lamp and mirror, and/or a chair, a [...]
Serendipity, “happy accident” “pleasant surprise”, to my mind goes hand in hand with Instinct and Inspiration. It’s the moment when you’re working on a design project and suddenly it all comes together. The moment when the design process jells with the the plan, the inspiration and the instincts you’ve used to [...]