• Aqua Blue Hues in Home Decor

    Aqua hues are always fresh, fun, and lively. I love the versatility of aqua in decorating - it can change to warm or cool depending on the colors surrounding it. Here's a roundup of some of my favorite aqua blue contemporary table lamps , light fixtures, and home decor : 1. Swag Style Blue Ikat...
  • How to Beat The Winter Blues With Turquoise

    Asking yourself how to beat the winter blues? Between blizzards on the East Coast and the general malaise of the post holiday winter, it’s hard to feel perky. What’s even more depressing is seeing all the cruise wear in stores and knowing you can’t get away! I have concocted a design...
  • 5 Ways To Use Navy Blue Decor

    Navy blue can be taken for granted. Thus, I’ll show you 5 ways to use navy blue decor in your home so that it looks intentional and chic. Sure, the hot colors may be tangerine and it’s totally “in” to have gray interiors, but who do you always rely on when you want to dress up...
  • Blue Is the New Green

    If you've got the blues you're not alone. Most major color prognosticators are predicting that the color blue will reign in 2009. It's cool, relaxing and environmental all at once. In spirit of the blues, we present some of our favorite new items that put us in a blue mood. Or take a look...
  • Mid Century Decorating Inspired by Palm Springs Style

    Welcome to another installment of Style School , in which we explore the origins and defining elements of different regional aesthetics. Our topic today is the fun and frivolous mid century decorating, for which Palm Springs style is known. It's an decor approach that has gained steam in recent years...
  • Cool Blue Hues in Home Decor

    No matter what season, blue is a perennial favorite for decorating. Fresh and timeless, blue hues lend a relaxed look that evokes feelings of calm. Here's a roundup of some of my favorite cool blue seating , table lamps , and home decor : 1. Silver Coral Icon Candle in Blue Glass . 2. Blue Vertical...
  • Spring Colors: Monaco Blue

    Monaco blue is one of the “it” spring colors in fashion and interior design. To me, incorporating Monaco Blue in a design scheme is like a trip to the Mediterranean without ever leaving home. Although it’s essentially been around forever, this crisp shade of blue pairs beautifully with...
  • 5 Ways to Make A Black Room Work

    By now anyone who delights in interior design knows that the black room is a major trend. Some of you may even have dared to go dark. More likely, you may admire the look, but are unsure how to pull it off. Here are five different ways you can style a room with black paint on the walls, from pops of...
  • Beach Home Decor in 4 Ways

    Late spring into early summer is when everyone starts thinking — BEACH! So whether it's an actual beach house, lake house, or just a fresh update to your own house let this beach home decor in 4 ways inspire you! With just a few easy pieces you can get your style of the "beachy look"...
  • Colors for Summer Decorating - Blue Decor

    For my final installment of the Colors for Summer Decorating series we descend upon bold yet tranquil blue decor. (We've previously talked about yellow decor and red decor .) This beautiful hue encapsulates summer but brings in the looming days of fall ahead. Blue accents are calming and peaceful...
  • Make Your Summer Bright Giveaway with Glo and Lamps Plus!

    Want to make your summer bright and win one of four $250 online shopping sprees? Enter our Pinterest giveaway with Glo ! Starting at 5pm PT today, visit our Glo / Lamps Plus Giveaway Pinterest Board for details. One winner will be chosen randomly each week, so get pinning for your chance to win! View...
  • Using Modern Pastel Colors in Home Decor

    I've always had a soft spot for pastel colors in home decor, especially at this time of year. There's something uniquely invigorating about a subtle yet refreshing wash of sky, a brush of peach, or a hint of mint. This years batch of pastels is particularly appealing. They're clean and modern...
  • Decorating Inspiration: A Fresh Take on Fourth of July Decor

    The Fourth of July brings with it tons of summer decorating inspiration: picnics in the park, memories of family celebrations past, and of course the patriotic palette of red, white, and blue. But don't feel that you have to reserve this palette to the stars and stripes, and definitely don't...
  • Red, White and Blue Decor for Summer

    There are two big excuses to break out some super chic red, white and blue decor this summer season: Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. These two days have become a symbol for the classic American summer holiday party. With the all American home embracing the design culture however, many design savvy...
  • Coastal Decor: Bringing the Beach Home

    Coastal decor can encompass a lot of looks, from the kitschy - seashell animal figurines (no thank you) - to sparse minimalism, which can be altogether dreamy. The palette tends toward blues, any shade will do, dipping over into greens and sometimes including yellow too (can't forget about the...
  • Colorful Lighting to Change the Look of Your Space

    One of the fastest ways to change the look of your space is to inject a fresh hit of color —and there's no better source of color than eye-catching colorful lighting! After all, lighting does double duty in the home by not only adding visual interest but also by illuminating the entire room...
  • Coastal Decor in the Style of Frank Roop

    Back in 2009, I wrote about a spectacular house on Nantucket with its coastal decor designed by Frank Roop , one of Boston's most prominent interior designers (and my personal favorite). I absolutely love the rooms, done in Roop's signature style, with seaside colors, interesting but never fussy...
  • Nautical Office Inspiration

    I love nautical styles in both my wardrobe and when it comes to styling a space. The summer and the sea, a place for relaxation and when its comes to design and décor, a style that’s both relaxed and yet preppy too. It’s a popular design style and not just for beach houses anymore...
  • Home Decor Inspired by India - Part 1

    Home Decor Inspired by India - Part 1 - Color! There are few places that evoke such a wonderful feeling about the use and application of color as India. Even someone who fears the use of color can be inspired by images of color in India. From architecture to cooking to fashion, color is everywhere...
  • Design Inspiration: Brazil

    I have found a new design inspiration - Brazil! I just got back from a few days in Rio and have a new muse. There are so many ways to view the city and their eye on design. There is a fabulous mix of traditional, colonial Portuguese architecture peppered throughout the massive urban sprawl of Rio. ...
  • Pantone's Color of Spring 2014 – Dazzling Blue

    I’m a blue jeans and boots girl but I never liked blue in my home. Too traditional, too typical, too boring … I thought. Then a funny thing happened that had me singing the blues in my house. I found a pair of fabulous, blue velvet, mid century club chairs. (See them in all their glory...
  • Colorful Home Decor and Lighting to Update Your Space

    Though I tend to lean more towards monochromatic color schemes when styling a space, I do use colorful home decor and lighting to update my space. It's an easy way to bring in color without being stuck with it forever. It's the difference between getting a blue couch that you get sick of in a...
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