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Inspiration

A Table To Share

I cannot believe another Thanksgiving has come and gone!  My family and I had a lovely celebration right down to the centerpiece.  I promised I would share my table with you... The table (covered in my grandmother's tablecloth), was a hit as it overflowed sweet yummies and goodies.  Everyone had...

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A Gold Award For A Comfortable Forest

After winning the Gold for this room from Kansas City Home Design magazine's Design Excellence Awards, I received a lot of questions so I thought I would answer some of them here! I always try and bring the outdoors inside as it is important not only for the sake of...

9 Rules For Your Home Decor, Or A Billion

There are a few things I have learned over the years with all of the thousands of questions I receive. In a quick nutshell, here are some of the basics.   I hope they urge you to study your home a little more closely...and to study yourself. I just love going...

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Color Rut? Grab Your Jacket

Today, it was 60 degrees outside. Two days ago it was snowing with freezing rain. In Kansas City, the weather turns on a dime constantly. It makes me want to bring electric blankets to the animals outside... This Spring storm however was energizing. Hiding under an umbrella to keep my camera...

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Design Your Own Beach With Happy Colors

Sometimes, a designer needs to let their office attire be a swim suit and no shoes.  This week is, "casual Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday" close to home in Fort Meyers and Sanibel Island, Florida. I think it is important once in a while to take a moment to...

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Party Arty

Had a wonderful time at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art during their Party Arty, a benefit for the museum.  We are so lucky in Kansas City to have such a spectacular museum.  The clothing designs were spectacular and the art, of course, was dramatic and amazing.  Looking forward to...