Spring = Flowers, Flowers Everywhere!

Love the bright colors, the updated contemporary scale of this floral fabric. So chic used on this classic traditional chair!

I went shopping with my girlfriend the other night for a dress. The stores are spot on with our sentiments of totally being sick of winter and wanting the bright fresh florals of Spring! They were seen everywhere! I personally … Continue reading

Holiday Decor and Gifts~Week Two

Thanksgiving Table

It is time to start thinking about your Thanksgiving Table! Today there are so many beautiful ways to make your table feel warm and welcoming. Here are some items that I think would make wonderful additions to your holiday table. … Continue reading

Holiday-Decor and Gifts~Week One!

This Pewter Cami Menorah is cast pewter with hundreds of hand-set gray Swarovski® crystals. It is a stunning piece and would be a wonderful additonal to any holiday! It would also make a beautiful and memorable gift. It comes in a beautiful gift box!

I thought it would be fun to highlight some Holiday decor and gifts. Once a week (I hope), I will be sharing with you items that I think would be great for your home or as a gift. I know … Continue reading

Beautiful Florals for the Fall!

Pheasant Antler Trophy

What a better way to start your transition into Fall and the holidays than with a beautiful floral? The one above has such a beautiful container! The floral insert can be removed and changed for the seasons. It is approximately … Continue reading

Hello Labor Day (well almost)!

Summer Fall Landscape Holiday

The one thing I absolutely LOVE about living in New Jersey is that I get to appreciate all four seasons! By this time of year, I am excited for the last round at the beach and the pool. There is … Continue reading

Top Ten Lighting Tips

lighting, design, home

One of the most neglected areas in planning a home is the correct use of lighting.  Most Architects and Builders (sorry) are high hat happy! Don’t even let me get started on where they place the switches and outlets, not … Continue reading

Singeries aka Monkey Mischief!

singerie, monkey, huet chateau de chantilly, france

Typically seen on the walls of decoratively painted rooms, Singeries featured monkeys aping humans, dressed in ornate costumes and performing human tasks. Today, you can also find Singeries on tapestries, fabrics, wallpapers and painted on furniture. With its whimsical design, these … Continue reading

Torchère in Today’s Design

Torchere, torch lamp, light, design

A pair of carved wooden torchères flank a doorway in this elaborate Louis XV style room.

torchère or torch lamp, is a lamp with a tall stand made of wood or metal. Originally, torchères were simply a candelabra, usually with two or three lights. When it was first introduced in France towards the end of the 17th century, the torchère mounted only one candle. When the number of candles were doubled or tripled the improvement was regarded almost as a revolution in the lighting of large rooms. Continue reading

1970’s Design and Fashion, Yes or No?

grasscloth, vintage, 1970, decor

I am attending an event soon (hamptonsheartball.ahaevents.org) with my boyfriend and the theme is “Chic Cocktail – 70’s Inspired-Glitter & Sparkle”.  While desperately researching what we should wear and not look silly, I couldn’t help myself but look at the … Continue reading

Silver in Spring Is a Lovely Thing!

sea octopus table decor

I always look forward to the fall and winter months because there are so many wonderful holidays to celebrate! From home decor to table settings for parties, you can really have fun and be creative with each theme! So why, … Continue reading