Parade of Homes 2019

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work MWG Custom Homes on the design and interior styling of their beautiful “Tiffany”.  This 4,200 square foot home is packed with stunning details that were uniquely designed for the buyers. This year’s Parade of Homes runs through Sunday, October 29th and is located in the new […]

White Peony Hoop Wreath – For your garden gate… or the bride?

I love the look of a beautiful hoop wreath adorned with fresh flowers – great for summer special event decor, but their life is short lived in the summer heat. I decided to work on creating the same look with high quality faux greenery and flowers. The challenge is creating the same airy look and […]

Kitchen Redesign – Correcting Dated & Dangerous Design

This kitchen at first glance was pretty nice – quality wood cabinets and already updated with granite countertops.  You almost don’t notice that the cabinets go straight across the gas stove – only 18″ inches above the open flame burners.  Definitely not a safe distance for cooking – nor built to code. With the recent […]

Our Favorite Things… Spring Stems and Greenery

This polar vortex is really grabbing a good portion of the country. Here is Central New York, we woke up to below zero temperatures with a wind chill factor of -24 degrees! However, I’m focusing on what’s going on inside – a new shipment of beautiful spring stems and succulents! Nothing chases the cold away […]

Our Favorite Things… Pottery Inspired by Nature

It’s January in Central New York and I’m already dreaming about spring… Sunshine, fresh green foliage and flowers – I can’t wait! In the meantime, there are so many ways to bring the outdoors in – including freshening up your tablescape.  Fresh flowers, centerpieces and seasonal linens are always an option to bring in natural […]

70’s Colonial Redesign – Dining Room

So excited to get to work on this 70’s colonial.  This house has great bones, a huge kitchen and a fantastic backyard… just needs a bit of updating to make it feel like home. Since the first thing you see when you walk in the door is the dining room, so that was the first […]

New Life for Tired Flowers

One of the easiest ways to breath a little life into a fresh cut flower arrangement that’s starting to fade is a fresh water and a snip of the stems. Look over the flowers and discard any that are truly past their prime (limp or browning petals, etc). Working with the flowers that have potential, […]

Quick Styling for a Wooden Tray

Wooden Tray are not only useful, but also a great staging tool.  Here are some quick and easy styling tips to dress them up… 1) Think in odd numbers – Three decorative items are perfect. 2) Pick items that are different heights. 3) Add something green – plants & succulents are very popular right now […]

Dining Room Redesign

The main objective with the redesign/staging of this dining room was to lighten and freshen the space while working with the furniture that was already there. The first order of business was selecting a new color palette of taupe for the walls, a pale blue for the ceiling and crisp white trim.  Replacing the ceiling […]

Our Favorite Things… A Great Bench

You just can’t beat the versatility of a great bench. Here is one of my favorites… So many options with this new bench. Measuring a generous 76″ long, it makes the perfect window seat or  mudroom bench.  Also perfect for dining table seating… especially in a tight space.  Consider a bench for a beautiful and […]