This glorious fall season has me really wanting a firepit at our home.  It would be such fun to sit at night under the stars with the children roasting s'mores. Here are all my favorite firepits via Pinterest.   This is Lee Kleinhelter's home from Cottage Living long ago. I will never forget this one from Elle.. read more →

A lazy night watching the Emmy awards and my recent Napa trip gave me the idea of wine and food pairings translated into Emmy ensembles and rooms.  Here are some of my favorites looks of the night with rooms I adore.  I hope you are as inspired as I am by these fabulous fashions.  Monique Lhullier is a.. read more →

You are probably thinking I am going zebra but, I have the desire to do a great entrance with bold black and what wide stripe wallpaper. Here are a few inspiration photos. It has a modern Dorothy Draper feel to me. This look is glamourous, bold and timeless. Carlton Varney  Robert Passal via Elle Decor.. read more →

I have been drawn to peacocks for ages but, these uses of feathers are just genius.  Don't you agree? Alexis Swanson Traina's San Francisco feathers wall retreat…I DIE…via Elle Decor. The peacock chairs are pretty amazing too paired with the crystal ship chandelier. Alexis Swanson Traina's San Francisco Dining Room via Elle Decor.  Perfection! Feather.. read more →

I just read the May 2012 Elle Decor. I am sharing a few favorites finds… I cannot wait to pop in Illume when I am in New York in May for Blogfest 2012.  I love custom shades. This will be a treat. I can already tell from the leopard in the window…always a good sign… read more →