Gathering Place

April 23, 2015

My furniture and decor inspiration board on the site Whole New Home is one of three finalists. Go to their Facebook Page to check it out and vote.

Gathering Place Decor Collage

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What you need for Kentucky Derby Day

April 17, 2015

The Kentucky Derby is always the first Saturday in May. I’ve had the pleasure of attending this fabulous Southern event twice. Those southerners really know how to throw a good party. If you aren’t able to attend, you can …

Create a Salon Wall of Art

April 14, 2015

The term salon wall dates back to the 18th century in France when artists and thinkers of the time met in large rooms (salons) with soaring ceilings. The walls were covered in art. You can create your own salon wall …

Bunny Brunch

March 20, 2015

How silly! I couldn’t resist putting Easter bonnets on a couple of silly wabbits and sending them to brunch.


Products found on One King’s Lane, The Well Appointed House & Noya Decor

Vintage Hat found on Wanelo

Paint is …

Easter Party Time

March 19, 2015

Easter is the moveable holiday because it doesn’t fall on the same date every year. Observance of the holiday is on Sunday anywhere between March 22 and April 15. Throughout the years, the holiday has been on my birthday which is …

American Weekend

March 2, 2015

This is my design on the Oliboard site for the challenge to create a design using velvet and linen. Here I used both textiles in the furnishings and pillows in my American themed design.

American Weekend

Orange Alert

February 1, 2015

Orange is brought nearer to humanity by yellow.- Kandinsky

Orange Alert

Florentina by Quadrille

Saya Gata by Quadrille

Ziggurat Reverse by Quadrille

Fabrics and Wallpaper by Quadrille


October 5, 2014

Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. I love the colors of fall, the smells of fall and the craziness of Halloween.  Here are some things I find inspirational about autumn.



Jonathan Adler Store at Biltmore Fashion Park

September 16, 2014

I was so delighted to get an email recently announcing the opening of the Jonathan Adler store at Biltmore Fashion Park.  I was concerned when the Coach store closed there recently.  Adler’s store is in the former site of …

Desert Taupe

August 16, 2014

One of the trending colors for 2015 from the color forecaster Pantone is Desert Taupe.