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Why Clutter Makes You Sick

I’ve got a friend who wants to unclutter her house, but she thinks it’s going to be hard and she doesn’t know where to start. “It just makes me sick to look at this mess,” she told me. And the weird thing is, she’s right. Literally. There’s a whole lot of research that shows that

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The Best Colors for Fall Décor

Finally, we are waking up to fall in the air. Early morning walks call for a light jacket, my boots are suddenly a fashion option, and there’s a feeling that a bit of frost isn’t too far away. That means it’s time for our décor to wake up to fall, as well. I was at

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Shopping Tips for Whole-House Furnishing

Photos: Left | Right When you’re working on a house, you spend a lot of time making decisions about items that are part of the construction: the kitchen cabinets, appliances, bathroom tiles, flooring… the list just doesn’t seem to stop. When you get to the softer stuff — the things you move around — sometimes

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Tips for Transitioning from Summer to Fall

We’ve been so comfy in our short-term house —with its amazing pool and beautiful outdoor spaces — that summer has just whizzed by. Since I’ve been riding the “lazy train,” summer has seemed more like a vacation than actual life. So you might be surprised to hear me say I’m looking forward to the change

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