I am off to ADAC early in the am for an impromptu trip to shop for clients and attend the Inside Design event at ADAC.  I am excited for a little road trip with Catherine M. Austin Designs. Between packing the kids for camp and summer chaos, the design break is a welcomed respite. I.. read more →

This article I came across on Elle Decor online was just too good not to share. It has terrific info for clients and designers alike. WHY HIRE A DECORATOR? The risks and rewards of working with top-flight talent By Elle Decor Staff Succeeding By Design When you hire a designer, you open up your life-and your.. read more →

Out West Week continues… The breathtaking landscape sets the stage for this updated 70's home outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming on the Snake River. Elle Decor featured this home designed by Madeline Stewart of L.A. . For Stuart the challenge was as much a matter of softening as clarifying: “We set out to create a highly.. read more →

VIA  The culmination of awards season is upon us, though the glitz and glam continues to inspire. When I see these incredible dresses, that are works of art themselves, I enjoy the finding rooms to marry with these moments of Hollywood glamour. This post was created for The Southern C. Remember to join if you.. read more →

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 →