My husband Michael and his antique collection. We’ve downsized a bit since this picture was taken, but we kept the things we love. And so, I have downsized. This was one of the goals of moving, and because I had a strict deadline and had to be organized about the whole thing it wasn’t a
I’m heading back to Kentucky for the 4th, and I’m very excited to be going there. There’s my family, of course, and I know we’ll be gathered around tables loaded with food, catching up with each other. And there’s the farm where I grew up, which seems to get more beautiful every time I visit.
The word “ikigai” keeps popping up in my reading, in my social feeds, and on the lips of my trusted friends. It’s a Japanese word — literally consisting of “iki” (to live) and “gai” (reason) — and it describes a way to find pleasure and meaning in life. I’ve been reading up on it, and I
When a new year rolls around, you can choose how to celebrate it. You can celebrate a joyous new beginning, or you can be sad about another year slipping away. You can make plans for an exciting future, or you can lament the things you didn’t get around to doing. Me? I redecorate my life.
Maybe I’m getting philosophical as I get older, but I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about what a designer does. I take a space, and I put things in there, and then I arrange it all to look comfortable and pretty. But for all the pretty things I search for and sell,