All puns about a certain book-to-movie aside, gray’s many shades make it a wonderful “color” to decorate a home. It’s a neutral shade, which means it goes well with any other colors going on in a room. It’s also a contemporary color trending now in the design world.       Gray can make a strong […]

By adminon January 27, 2015

  Timeless, classic and always pretty, blue and white might be our favorite seminal color combination. A staple in traditional decor, it seems as if almost anything pairs nicely with blue and white. And it’s one of the most livable color schemes, evoking a peaceful, elegant aesthetic that is hard to tire of. The versatility […]

By adminon March 21, 2014

Nothing says that Spring is coming quite like the first sight of a brightly colored bird against a cold grey landscape.  The contrast of this Goldfinch’s bright yellows against the greys of winter is such a welcome sight! “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” -Victor Hugo A creative way to […]

By adminon March 3, 2014

Interior designer Tom Scheerer is having a moment. Which, after 20 years as a staple tastemaker in the design world, is due time. His new book Tom Scheerer Decorates debuted last month and everyone is raving about it’s perfect mix of practical advice, dry humor and inspiring visuals of his timeless interiors.   Although this […]

By adminon October 11, 2013

  Paint a Room – Get a New Look   Whether you have moved into a new home and want to make it your own or want to refresh and/or update a current room all it takes is a little time.  Painting a room is the fastest and least expensive way to rejuvinate a room […]

By adminon October 22, 2012

  This week we are lucky to have a guest blog post from Abid Ilahi from Asmara Inc. which manufactures many of the beautiful needlepoint rugs you can find in our own stores.   After reading all the great posts by Abid on his own blog I thought it would be a treat to have him share […]

By adminon August 27, 2012

  Interior design has a powerful affect on our everyday lives.  Our built environment can affect the way we feel and function within a space.  Psychologically, color is one of the most influential aspects in interior design.  There have been studies on color psychology and how it affects the way we feel.  Ancient Egyptian and […]

By adminon June 5, 2012

  Every so often I am asked about what inspires me while decorating.  My immediate answer is fabrics and color, which I adore.  It’s the easy answer because the real answer takes some explaining.   My inspiration is intangible, it is the feeling I get when I go to a beautiful New England beach. The […]

By adminon March 21, 2012

Have you ever started decorating a room from scratch and ended up with pieces that you like but just don’t gel together?  Most people tend to shop first for what they need the most which tends to be functional pieces like sofas and chairs.  This may make sense at first but you will end up […]

By adminon March 14, 2012