Category Archives: Design

A Beautiful Entry

Is this a beautiful entry or what? And functional, too.  Think about all the stuff you could stash in those trunks! In my house it would be toys, purses, teeny shoes, and probably the go-to place to throw everything that’s … Continue reading

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Easy Artwork

Earlier this year I showed an old stone farmhouse in Ambler to a client, and it was the best designed and staged home I’d ever toured in my life.  Honestly. The owner was a designer, so I can’t say I’m … Continue reading

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Pretty House of the Week

I found a year-old issue of House Beautiful at the shore a few weeks ago and was ogling over this waterfront home in Rhode Island. This wallpaper is so, so good: And this gallery wall?  Perfection. Red, white, and blue … Continue reading

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Exposed Beams

Exposed beams are a design feature I’ve always loved.  In most instances, I see raw wood beams over a white ceiling, like so: Then I came across this image from Lonny: Doesn’t it look amazing to see white beams on … Continue reading

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Pretty House of the Week

One of my favorite bloggers, Erin Gates over at Elements of Style, recently wrote a really cool post about modern rustic style for a client designing a new home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Have you ever been? I love that … Continue reading

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Got Dogs?

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a picture of this $1.46M home in Lower Gwynedd that I settled last week.  (So big I barely got half of its 8,315 square feet in my camera’s frame.) On a scale … Continue reading

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Holidays and Doorways

Hope you’re doing something fun (maybe nautical?) to celebrate summer’s unofficial kickoff this Memorial Day weekend! Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite blue front doors if you’re looking for an easy project to do with all that extra … Continue reading

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Furniture Jackpot at Target

Have you SEEN what Target is selling in their home department lately? These ottomans look so expensive and would be amazing as a seating pair in a living room or at the foot of a bed. This sofa!  For $329! … Continue reading

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Kitchen Backsplash – Fabric as Tile Alternative

Did you see House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Month in the March issue? Check it out! Apart from that killer, furniture-inspired island (hello, perfect shade of gray) what I really love is the backsplash. The mag says the designers mounted a piece of … Continue reading

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Reader Submission – Entry Makeover

Remember when I re-did my entry with a mudwall full of hooks? Check out Leslie’s! She had one built at the back entrance of her home, near the garage and the laundry room.  The perfect place to corral coats and … Continue reading

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