3 Instagrammers I Love

When tragic things happen in our world, our homes become our safe havens.  I feel a sense of calm the minute I step through my front door.  These three women blow me away with their ability to create beautiful unique abodes…even in a Winnebago!  Their personalities shine through in their spaces.  I feel happy just looking at their lovely posts! Continue reading

summer in coastal connecticut

Summers in New England can be brutally hot and humid, especially in August.  I was lucky to experience some beautiful balmy clear days, a little rain, and even a few fall like days.  As a child, August was never my favorite month, even with my birthday at the tail end.  It signaled the end of carefree summer days and colder weather just around the corner.  I can appreciate August and September now.   Continue reading

tried and true paint colors: white edition

By far the question I get asked the most on Instagram, on my blog, and by clients, is “what color white did you use on your walls and trim?!”  And not just my home, but my parents home as well.  I thought I’d take a moment and go through the white choices and the finishes for The Little Glass House, the Little White Beach Bungalow, and my parents Vermont farmhouse, which still remains nameless! Continue reading

3 instagrammers i love

For this series of Instagrammers I love,  I’m heading back to my East Coast roots.  Sandra @oldsilvershed, has the most gorgeous storybook home in Cape Cod, overlooking the water.  She and her husband renovated this home to perfection with attention to every small detail.  But more than that, it is a house that feels like a home.  Believe me when I tell you there were so many inspiring photos to choose from that I was lost in Sandra’s feed for a good part of the morning! Continue reading

summertime blues

I have a confession.  I’ve never decorated with blues in my own home.  Yes, I’ve used aquas, greens, and a whole lot of white, but not the blues that you typically associate with coastal homes.  I’ve certainly used them in other projects but I guess I felt it would be too obvious in a Santa Barbara house. Continue reading