Custom Upholstered Furniture + Caroline Cecil Textiles at Consort

We moved into a new house last November, but looking at our living room you’d think we just signed our lease yesterday. The decorating process has been slow as molasses, largely because of the footprint of the room. It’s not small per se, but it’s a funny L-shape, and the furniture we already had doesn’t […]

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Our Days of Hiding the TV Are Over!

When I’m decorating a space, I take it as a given that I’m going to have to work around obstacles. Poorly lit rooms, tight oddly proportioned floor plans, and lackluster architecture are all just par for the course when you’re designing for real life—and the most sanest course of action is to accept them so […]

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My Day In the Life of a Freelancer with Uber!

Whenever I’m asked what my typical day looks like, I’m never quite sure how to answer. Because the truth is, there is no typical day! At any given time I’m juggling multiple ongoing projects, including photo shoots, design installs, speaking engagements, creative collaborations, and so much more. What’s more, I’m self-employed, and a day in the […]

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The Only Fancy Toast Cookbook You’ll Ever Need!

Who ever could have predicted that the biggest celebrity of the past few years would be one of the world’s most humble foods? I certainly never saw the fancy toast trend coming, but now that it’s here, I’m riding the toast train all the way home. After all, toast is carte blanche to play with […]

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Found: The Perfect Sofa from The TRNK Collection!

Just this morning I was chatting with someone about the very real struggle of sofa shopping. The parameters for the perfect sofa are so narrow! Finding one with just the right dimensions, just the right style, just the right comfort level, and just the right price…well…it’s like hunting a unicorn! So when I heard that the guys […]

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Summertime Tabletop Inspiration with Skinny Cow Salt-Kissed Caramel Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars

One question I get asked a lot is, “Where do you find your inspiration?” The answer I always give may not be the most useful, but it’s definitely the most honest: “Everywhere!” Because the truth is, even the most unexpected source can provide a wealth of ideas for any project, from decor makeovers to entertaining […]

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Luxe Handmade Caftans + Resort Wear That Gives Back

We’ve entered that phase of the summer where my decision making filter for clothing is “what can I wear that won’t stick to me when I move”. When the temps climb above 100, the last thing I want is an outfit that doesn’t breathe! Flowy, gauzy, barely-there pieces are the rule of the day, and […]

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Minimalist Modern Decor + Fashion Picks from The Line’s Summer Sale

I recently made my first purchase at The Line, and it will probably be my downfall. You see, I’m now on their email list and have been getting their sale updates. Ordinarily I ignore promotional materials, but The Line has me figured out so completely, so thoroughly from the inside out, that I’m basically theirs […]

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Custom Roller Shades by Nate Berkus for The Shade Store

When designing a room, the decision I hate making the most is what window treatments to choose. Most of the time, I just default to sheer white linen curtains. Hard to go wrong, right? But when the question of function comes into play—in the bathroom, where you don’t want to flash your neighbors, or in […]

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Hash Brown Waffles from ‘Kitchen Matters’ by Pamela Salzman

As a kid, I didn’t like potatoes. But don’t worry! I’ve since recovered from whatever tragic illness I was clearly suffering from, and I know count spuds as amongst my favorite foods. And what’s not to love? They’re versatile, provide tons of clean-eating energy, and provide a platform for any number of delicious accoutrements. I’m […]

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