2015: The start of a new year and lots of new projects

The New Year is off and running at break-neck speed!  It’s already mid-January, and I am still trying to remember to write the correct date on everything!! I’m really excited about this year and looking forward to working on new projects in the coming months.  I had a wonderful 2014 and am so thankful to allContinue reading “2015: The start of a new year and lots of new projects”

Dressing your Chandelier for the Holidays

When decorating for the holidays – don’t forget the chandelier! Whether it’s located in the  entry or dining room, it deserves a little adornment.  It doesn’t need to be expensive or elaborate.  A few small touches can make a big difference to the overall look and feel.  I’m going to show you an inexpensive way toContinue reading “Dressing your Chandelier for the Holidays”

Rustic Maine Lakehouse – Part 2 of 4 – The Great Room

In this second installment, the Great Room is featured.  This is the main gathering place in the home and is often the scene of many group activities.  Friends often gather to sing and play guitar, have a glass of wine and just visit and play games.  While the room had to function as a place to entertain many people,Continue reading “Rustic Maine Lakehouse – Part 2 of 4 – The Great Room”

Rustic Maine Lake House – Part 1 of 4- The Kitchen

I had an incredible opportunity to work with some awesome clients this summer on their new Lake House here in Maine. It’s always fun to start with a blank slate!  My clients wanted their house to have a rustic, lakeside look, but one that reflected their personality and lifestyle.  I wanted to give them a space that was rustic, yet refined andContinue reading “Rustic Maine Lake House – Part 1 of 4- The Kitchen”

Decorating Inspiration: For the Love of Orange

  I don’t know if it’s the crisp fall air, the kids going back to school, or all the fall mums and flowers sprouting up, but every September, I renew my love of all things ORANGE!  There’s just something about it I can’t resist.  Decorating with orange can be fun and whimsical or very sophisticated depending on whatContinue reading “Decorating Inspiration: For the Love of Orange”

Bedroom on a Budget

Bedroom on a Budget One of the best parts of my job is that you never know what your next project will be.  The scope of each project and the people involved are what makes it so interesting!  For a recent project, I was hired to help a lovely client redo her Master Bedroom.  SheContinue reading “Bedroom on a Budget”

Furnishing a Rustic Style Lake House

I’m working on a fun project furnishing a newly built lake house for a family before they arrive for the summer. The home construction was recently completed and the finishing touches are being made. The clients love the rustic look, so I used that idea as my inspiration The timeline is tight, but I think weContinue reading “Furnishing a Rustic Style Lake House”

Master Bath Transformation

After living in their home for a few years, my clients decided to update their large Master Bathroom. They wanted the spacious room to be relaxing, and soothing with a spa-like feel.   The current space was very beige with heavy, dark wood vanities and mirrors. It also lacked storage for the everyday items that ultimately end up on everyone’s countertops. The homeowner had one specific request: find theContinue reading “Master Bath Transformation”

Maine Master Bedroom Retreat

I recently completed a Master Suite project for a wonderful couple with two small boys.  Their home is situated on the water’s edge with beautiful ocean views.  The room is large, but wasn’t pulled together, and didn’t reflect either of their personalities or style.  Armed with the objectives below & the inspiring views, I set out to transformContinue reading “Maine Master Bedroom Retreat”

Garden Dreaming

I’m dreaming of being in the garden… Yes, the current snow globe-like view outside my window is beautiful – but  I am over it! Perhaps it’s because we are having yet another snowstorm here in Maine! There have been so many this winter, I’ve lost count.  With that in mind,  I am wistfully wishing of warm, sunny days and beingContinue reading “Garden Dreaming”