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Inspiration and the Interior Design Process

I’m currently in the planning phase of a new project. You might assume that means I head right to the fabric swatches, wallpaper books, and furniture catalogs. But there are important steps to take first. I always want to start by thinking about how this family will be living in their new space. I do

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Falling Into Autumn

If it seems like I’ve been writing about party after party in the last few months, it’s because I’ve been planning and attending party after party for the last few months. This summer simply wasn’t as relaxing as most of them are, and I didn’t have time for all those casual summer activities like taking

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Shopping in Nashville’s Design District

I spent a day shopping on Sidco and came away with a few new favorite stores and pieces. I spent a day in Nashville’s new Design District last week. The district itself isn’t that new — I’m there all the time to visit the pros-only Designers Gallery— but the marketing push behind “Design District” is

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How To Design With Portraits

Portraits hanging on a wall isn’t groundbreaking design. Most homes have a few (if not a few dozen) paintings or photographs hanging in hallways. People with pedigrees seem to like put them up in the formal dining room, and that’s a fine tradition. But in my own home, I don’t stop there. For me, faces

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