1. Gettin’ Out There

    After a winter of cabin fever, we burst outside in summer. Morning coffee on the deck. Sweetcorn suppers on the porch. A glass of wine with the neighbors under the stars. There’s only one tiny little issue and after the rotten winter we just had I hate to even mention it. But, there are these Wisc…Read More

  2. Fan Yourself

    Summer is a breath away. A close, warm, and possibly humid breath. Bedrooms get so stuffy in summer, don’t they?! At a time of day when I want to sleep comfortably on cool sheets, windows open, crickets chirping, I get restless sleep and wake up to close the windows and turn the AC on. Crabby? You…Read More

  3. A Lantern Lights My Way

    Sometimes in the evening when we are out walking our dog, we’ll circle back on a path that leads us to our front door. Last fall we swapped out the carriage lights at our front door and added a post light on the curving walk that leads to the entrance from the driveway. It’s funny what a change …Read More

  4. A Bathroom You’ll Enjoy Bathing In

    It’s on every blog, every beauty website, and even in the newest issue of House Beautiful where Sophie Donelson, Editor in Chief of House Beautiful says: With sleep, self-care, meditation and mindfulness headlining the news, the time is right to slow down and reinvent even the most mundane facets …Read More

  5. Spring Light

    It’s with pure joy I write this post- it’s the spring equinox! The last, long, cold, grey days of winter are past and we’re getting lighter and brighter every day. I love light and there’s something about spring’s sparkling light that’s especially dear. It’s clear and soft, and it make…Read More

  6. The Beach House

    If you love the beaches when you travel, from Hawaii to California, and Maine to Door County, you’ve probably brought the beach home with you. We saw that coastal living trend last year in décor and lighting. This season, we’re riding a wave that’s making the beach life all American. Simple, …Read More

  7. Sunshine Makes Me Happy

    What a rush. After a decade of banishing brass and most gold-toned lighting from every house and condo, we’re seeing gorgeous gold finishes rise like the sun. Finally! I have come to think that regardless of trend if you love a color you’ll want to live with it. And not every color works well wi…Read More

  8. 6 Tips – Making a Monochromatic Room

    One of the prettiest rooms I have ever seen was a lush living room in a luxury apartment. In the heart of Palm Beach, Florida, the monochromatic room was done in a shade I could only call cantaloupe. Upholstered walls. A touch of gold metal in the lighting and accessories. And yet it was not ostenta…Read More

  9. (Not Quite) CLASSIC

    From Coco Chanel’s effortless chic to the ultra-modern Euro kitchen, the Black and White trend fascinates us. In 2018 this trend comes roaring in like a sleek black cat with an attitude. Interiors continue to be stripped of clutter but never lose the charm. Like the handmade fixture featured in th…Read More

  10. Living In Color

    Pantone’s colors for 2018 are called “TECH-nique,” a palette that pays homage to technology. Colors include bright blue, green, fuchsia, and purple, which are complemented by iridescent tones of turquoise and hot pink, white, and frosted almond. At the center of the palette is Ultraviolet thei…Read More