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Monthly Archives: July 2011


Weekend Trivia – Who Did This Room and Where is it?

Here is a quickie rather than the weekend reading segment meant to tie you to your computer for hours on end, okay not hours but you know it happens. Do you know where this photo was taken and who was … Read More


Book Review: Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop Gardens – the Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York is a great reference guide for anyone interested in garden or exterior space design.

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What Color Do I Paint The Front Door?

A front door color needs to relate the landscape, other interior or exterior colors. Front doors say “welcome” and offer a hint to the homeowner’s personality.

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Mid Century Architecture Through The Eyes of Julius Shulman

Appreciate architecture and interior design through the eye of photographer Julius Shulman. Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman – a must see film.

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5 Ways an Interior Designer Can Save You Money

Having an interior designer help you from the beginning of your project can save you money, hassles and headaches.

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Happy 4th of July!

Hopefully you are enjoying friends, family and wonderful weather today.  Here is a few summer cottages in Harbor Springs, Michigan dressed for the occasion. Fourth of July Trivia Did you know the first Independence Day was celebrated on July 8, … Read More


Fourth of July Festive Muffin Recipe

These cherry muffins are sweet, tart, cakey with no need for butter or jam. Plus they make the perfect patriotic morning treat!

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Do Your Birds Deserve an Upgrade?

Design aficionados this is for you!  When I saw this in the New York Times, I fell in love.  It doesn’t matter if you live in a contemporary house or not because this is the chicest new bird feeder around. … Read More