Keeping room, hearth room, great room – bottom line: I like a fireplace near the kitchen! 

One of my favorite floorplan discoveries has been learning about keeping rooms. Or hearth rooms. Or great rooms. I had no idea the mighty great room, which has taken over the U.S., was originally the same concept of the keeping room. As some brief internet research informed me, the keeping

Houzz picks: Eclectic exteriors and some tropical therapy

I’ve been on a modern design kick. It was a sudden change a few months ago and I’m still a bit surprised by it. I was set on French country mixed with contemporary plus some rustic, then out of nowhere I began to enjoy ultra-modern spaces. Some of the designs

Varying Oranges arranged in a striped pattern

Peach, Coral and Pumpkin: Bedrooms in Orange

I love colors! But there is an exception and I’m going to let you in on the secret. It’s one many people don’t know about me. I don’t like the color red. It is a visceral reaction – one I wish I didn’t have given I live in the land

What I’ve been reading…

For the past week I’ve been able to steal some time away and take in a book devoted to the art of decorating, also known as interior design. Photo from: http://rosetarlow.com/about-books.php The Private House by Rose Tarlow was quite the fun read. Not only did I gain design wisdom (which