All Things Parisian…defining today’s decor!

It's so apropos to write about Paris in regards to design, since it's truly the mecca of where great artists trained and refined (and also defined) their craft.  École des Beaux-Arts, an influential design school in Paris, focused on classical arts and architecture from Greek and Roman culture, … [Read more...]

Willow House in My House

Along with my Interior Design Consulting company, SAS Interiors, I am also a Design Consultant with Willow House.  When I signed on to be a representative of their company, I truly believed in the product and wanted to convey that by spreading the word to others!  I have integrated many of … [Read more...]

Our Family Treasure Hunt

One thing I ♥, but don't often get to do, is travel.  With young kids and the busyness of everyday life, our travel days have come few and far between.  When my hubby and I were first married we traveled to many places and somehow we started collecting spoons from each destination.  … [Read more...]

Design Quote

Design is the search for a magical balance between business and art; art and craft; intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality; client and designer; designer and printer; and printer and public. — Valerie Pettis … [Read more...]

Halloween Decorating with Style

This week is all about Halloween, so let's spook up your home in style! My favorite time of year is Fall and I'm so thankful to live in the best part of the country ~ the Adirondacks in upstate NY ~ to experience the beautiful candy-corn colors of the changing trees. Once the first leaves start … [Read more...]

New Life for Old Furniture

When all else fails and you don't want to spend more money on new furniture (or cover your sofa in plastic like grandma) a slipcover.  So many styles, So many choices.  Slipcovers have actually been around since the 17th century ~ who knew?!?  They started out as a muslin fabric, but have made … [Read more...]

I found IT…an Oval Ottoman !

So after some more research because SO MANY of you LOVED the oval look...I found a coffee table in an oval shape with ottomans below.  I have to say, I REALLY like it too!  Would go in any interior decor.  Check it out at Dwell. … [Read more...]

Functional Coffee Tables for your Decor

The other day when blogging about kid-friendly decorating, one of our followers loved the coffee table with ottomans that is shown in the picture below. Unfortunately, I don't know who makes this specific ottoman, but it was my inspiration to find other coffee tables with pull-out … [Read more...]

BOOK SUGGESTION: Real Simple 799 New Uses for Old Things

A friend of mine, who has a blog called One Creative Mom, was in the bookstore last week and told me about a must-have book...actually let me reword that and instead say, RESOURCE, instead of book. Real Simple magazine recently released this magazine/book called 799 New Uses for Old Things: An … [Read more...]