For The Home: The Local Vault

Last year I introduced you all (here) to one of my favorite “local” sites, and since then their business has been booming. The Local Vault, a site that lets you buy and sell all things home related, has become a regular in my site surfing rotation. When founders Betsy Perry and Patricia Espinosa called, I… read more

Color Obsession: Green with Envy

I am having a seriously green moment. For the home. For the fashion. And for the food. There is something so soothing about this color. Do you agree?   *images from Pinterest      

Great Bones: James F. Carter

I follow quite a few blogs, many that focus on home design and architecture. I always love when someone introduces me to a new name. This stunning home in Memphis by architect James F. Carter was such a pleasure to virtually tour on his site. I love the classic lines, and the interior design makes… read more

Designer to Watch: Carmiña Roth

With so many illnesses and disasters happening in our world, it is all too easy for us to turn a blind eye to one epidemic while focusing on another. When I was in my teens and twenties the HIV/AIDS epidemic was regularly in the news. While the disease remains a very real issue in our… read more

Holiday Decor

It’s early December, and in our house that means it’s time to decorate! Kris Kringle over at our place (aka my husband) wastes no time in getting the tree up. The weekend after Thanksgiving we headed to Jones Family Farm to chop down our own Christmas tree (they really do stay alive longer when you… read more

For The Home: Trovare Home

Before owning our home I never ever ever walked into home decor shops. It just wasn’t my jam. In fact the Antiques Centers in Stamford literally made me break out in hives. I’m not kidding when I say I once had a panic attack in Lillian August. You get the gist. And then we bought… read more

Beautiful Home: Sarah Bartholomew

We have been chipping away at small projects over here at our house. As we think about the end look we are hoping to achieve, I love finding inspiration on the web. Sarah Bartholomew was featured in Southern Living recently. Her Nashville home is perfection. I love everything from the color patterns to the decorative… read more

Master Bath Redo

In our new home we have a decade worth of work to do. Redoing our master bathroom wasn’t in the 2 year plan, but when we sprung a leak that was threatening to ruin our living room we had to act fast. You can see from the photos that the before and after are night… read more

Beautiful Home: Jay Jeffers in St. Helena

It’s a beautiful summer day in Connecticut. The kind of day where you can be outdoors all day long. I think this St. Helena home designed by Jay Jeffers would be the ideal place to spend some time this summer. The rustic barn and well-manicured pool area present a perfect juxtaposition. Every room inside the home is polished… read more

Green Thumb: Spring Bloomers

We didn’t move into our house until last July so that meant I missed all of our spring bloomers last year. It has been amazing to watch things come to life this spring. Above are some of the things that have bloomed so far. I think it is helpful to take note of when things bloom… read more