The YEAR of Harvey

The YEAR of Harvey

The YEAR of Harvey It’s a year after Hurricane Harvey and I am still a nomad after forty years in our home, which we had remodeled.  First, we spent a month in a hotel room; then we were lucky enough to find an apartment with a six month lease, though unfortunately...

For Those Who Said Gray Was On the Way Out

For Those Who Said Gray Was On the Way Out Check out Pantone’s “In Praise of Gray!”  They say heading into autumn/winter 2019/20, they see grays as a key color for cars, paint, home textiles and interiors.  From the cool tones to the warm, light to...

New Innovative and Exciting Ways to Use Wallpaper

New Innovative and Exciting Ways to Use Wallpaper If you haven’t taken time to peruse today’s wallpapers, you are missing an opportunity to get the “creative juices” flowing! It is really a treat to see what is out there today and what you can do with it. There are...

Nautical Themed Decor for Summertime

Nautical Themed Decor for Summertime   Nothing makes a home feel “beachy” like furnishings that have a nautical touch. Stripes, knots, and seashells can make you taste that salty sea air, whether you’re decorating a beach house or a bedroom miles away from the...

“Singing the Blues” at High Point Market

“Singing the Blues” at High Point Market   The High Point Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, takes place every six months, and the Spring 2015 exposition recently showcased the upcoming trends in the interior design industry. Let me...

Easy Tips to Get Your Home Summer Ready

June 21st marks the first day of summer, but for most children summer break just started.  Summertime is usually connected to outside activities like pools, parks, and family vacations, but who says your home can’t feel summery?  Follow one of more of the below easy...

2015 Hurricane Preparedness (Preparation “H”)

Hurricane Preparedness for your Houston Home   If you live in Houston, hurricane and flood preparedness is an all-year event. The recent storms in Texas caused some of the worst flooding in the Houston area since Hurricane Ike back in 2008. Now that hurricane...

Woman In Gold

Woman In Gold   Have you seen the recent film, Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds? It’s based on the true story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who fought the government of Austria to get back a Gustav Klimt painting stolen from her family...

Art, Design, and Catastrophe

Art, Design, and Catastrophe   As Houston sits submerged in water from the recent floods, I find myself snickering at pictures of fancy-shmancy party-goers in Venice falling into the Grand Canal during the 2015 Venice Biennale, one of the most important...