• Get The Look: Coastal Chic Decor in 5 Steps

    Coastal chic decor celebrates the elements of coastal life with an upscale flair. The look is refinded, simple, clean and contemporary. If you enjoy the peaceful feel of the seaside, you will love this décor! Here is how to Get The Look: Coastal Chic in 5 Steps. 1: Color Palette The Coastal...
  • 5 Design Trends Spotted at the Las Vegas Market

    The Las Vegas Market is the decor industry's preeminent total home market. And as a design blogger, I think it's a great place to get an insider look at what design trends are on the horizon! I spent last Tuesday at the market with my trusty iPhone by my side, rounding up sneak-peek photos to...
  • A Palm Beach Interior Design Story

    Let’s play a game. Let’s pretend we have gobs of dough and can winter in Palm Beach. Because it’s make-believe, we also happen to have an insanely chic home. Have I set the stage? It may sound like a wild and totally unrealistic dream, but Palm Beach style is so fun, so cheerful and...
  • 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...
  • Hamptons Summer House Renovation-Design Touches

    In my ever-exhausting attempt to make clients love their homes, I am truly amazed at what I usually experience when first seeing a space. In the case of this Southampton getaway, it was a sea of plastic mini blinds, rusted and outdated lighting and cringe-worthy finishes. I know I shouldn’t...
  • Focus on Style: Beach Chic

    From Nantucket nautical to luxury seaside, the coastal beach style offers a chic, comfortable look. The style is highly adaptable and offers many regional flavors, from the luxurious look of the Mid-Atlantic regions to Florida tropical and laid-back Californian. Sand and sky pastel color tones are...
  • The Vibrant Look of Coral

    The visual look of coral offers a vibrant, organic form for your home decorating. We love the style on table lamps and table-top accessories, and it looks equally at home under-foot in the form of a bright area rug. Coral-themed home decor and lighting.
  • Luxury Beach Hotel Decor

    I usually never want to leave a beach hotel, unless of course it’s spring break in Daytona Beach. All kidding aside, I love a luxury beach hotel, especially one with super-chic decor. True, hotel decor can be sterile, but when done right it can inspire you to want it in your own home. The key thing...
  • Make a Statement with a Large Mirror

    Decorative mirrors always help open up a room as they bounce light throughout the space. If you have a small room, few windows, or not a lot of natural light, make a statement with a large mirror to help create the feeling of more space. This living room featured in the October/November 2012 Issue of...
  • 5 Ideas from the Jersey Shore

    Let me just clarify there will be no blatant mention of Snooki, JWoww, The Situation or any of the other cast members of the show in this post. Okay, maybe just at the beginning. Anyway, this post is about the other Jersey Shore, the original, the one where you go to soak up the rays, relax with friends...
  • The Cruise Infused Home

    While most of us are obsessing about what we will eat at Thanksgiving and how to lose weight in time, some of us are thinking about a winter getaway and scoring the best airfare possible. I will not be going away, but I do love the notion of a sunny destination in the midst of a gray and cold winter...
  • Beach House Design Ideas - From Malibu to the Hamptons

    Regardless of the coast I’m mad for beach house design ideas. Today we're going to take a look at two homes. One in the Hamptons, the other Malibu. Many people do play favorites and can’t understand why anybody would visit the other...snobs! I like the overall informality of both spots...
  • Nantucket On My Mind

    It’s been so depressing watching the drama on Wall Street and in Washington that I needed to take a braincation. What’s a braincation? In a word, a made-up word, I would call it a fantasy. I had Nantucket on my mind as the perfect escape from reality. Braincations are super cheap and offer...
  • Design Basics: Linen Home Furnishings

    Linen home furnishings are the most simple and elegant way to decorate. It’s like the whispering of design...understated, muted and timeless. Linen can cover your walls, windows and furniture so it’s one of the most useful and versatile fabrics around. I love linen because it can be super...
  • Translating Celebrity Fashion into Interior Design

    Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have at least one celebrity crush. By "crush" I mean we all have that one person in mind that we think is incredibly chic and cool on all accounts. Our attraction to this person has a lot to do with their personal style, which we can translate into...
  • Get the Beach Chic Look in Your Home

    Let’s go down the shore... That’s Jersey speak for heading to the beach and there’s nothing better on a hot summer day. Since we’re not all lucky enough to have a water view, we can do the next best thing and bring the beach chic look inside and as a part of our home decor. ...
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