Blue and White · Design · Dogs · Inspiration · Interiors

Blue and White Decor for Your Dogs

When I posted the above photo on Instagram a few weeks ago, a reader asked if I would write a blog post on decor for dogs. I was thrilled by the request, because I love looking at photos of adorable dogs—and putting together a blog entry on dog decor would give me an excuse to…… Continue reading Blue and White Decor for Your Dogs

Blue and White · Fall Decorating · Flowers · Inspiration · Interiors

Fall Decorating with Blue and White

Although it still feels like mid-summer in Chicago, I have been starting to think about fall decorating.  I have been seeing many pretty autumn ideas that incorporate blue and white elements. Here are some ways that you can use blue and white in your fall decor. Outside: Place a pot of mums in a blue…… Continue reading Fall Decorating with Blue and White

Antiques · Design · Favorites · Inspiration · Interiors

A Beautiful and Artistically-Styled Home

Each day on Instagram, I look forward to viewing the photos taken by Maura Endres (@m.o.endres). Maura posts beautiful photographs of her gorgeous New Jersey home, her incredible flower arrangements, her gourmet-looking meals, and her lovely yard and garden. Each photo that she posts is a work of art. Her styling is flawless, her ability…… Continue reading A Beautiful and Artistically-Styled Home

Architecture · Blue and White · Design · Inspiration · Interiors · Showhouse

My Favorite Rooms from the 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse

Yesterday, I came across a tour of the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse, which is a historic James Means designed home in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia.  Of all the designer showhouses I have seen this year, this one is by far my favorite.  Each room in the historic brick estate…… Continue reading My Favorite Rooms from the 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse

Design Dilemma · Fireplaces · Inspiration · Interiors

Design Dilemma: What to do With a Non-Working Fireplace

Some of us are not blessed with a working fireplace.  It would be lovely to have a roaring fire in the fireplace during our many freezing Chicago days and nights, but the fireplaces in our 1920s vintage high-rise apartment building are only decorative, not functional. Nonetheless, I love having a beautiful mantle to style, and…… Continue reading Design Dilemma: What to do With a Non-Working Fireplace