During the past year I’ve been working on a decorating and renovation project in the Historic Center for a client who wanted to update a few of their B&Bs. It was a great experience. At times it was also challenging, as the apartments were fully booked months in advance. The logistics were difficult. Located inside … Continue reading Project Via Monserrato – Reveal
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have lived with white walls for decades. The last time I had any color on the walls was when my parents let me pick the color for my bedroom back in high school. During my apartment search, I knew I wanted a place with a foyer/ingresso. Even … Continue reading Work in Progress – My Foyer
Yes, the title is a question not a statement. This is a road my entrepreneur/freelancing friends and I are trying to navigate. I was thinking about this while walking home after meeting up with some girlfriends. They are a dynamic group of women. However, one thing I have noticed time and time again (especially when … Continue reading Self-Promotion – How do it Without Alienating Everyone?
First, I’ve just returned to Rome from a business trip to the States and the Caribbean. Below are some random observations: Los Angeles traffic continues to get worse. How is this possible. Target is great. J.Crew. What is happening? I’ve been a fan since the 80s. Something is amiss. Why is Ben and Jennifer’s former … Continue reading Life in Rome – This Time I am Ready for Ferragosto
The last few weeks have been incredibly busy. I’m working on a new project that will include a bathroom renovation. It has unique design challenges in that It’s a vacation rental and the room is TINY. We want the space to function better and to be stylish. Below are three small spaces that caught my … Continue reading Small Bathrooms That Are Big On Style
Why do I miss Sicily? There are Sicilian restaurants in Rome. Perhaps this is only an infatuation. My first trip to Sicily was just last year, which I wrote about in FATHOM. Maybe the island will lose its hold on me after a few more trips, or years. We’ll see. Like the cuisine, the art … Continue reading Seven Days of Sicily – Day 7 – Art + Design
How funky are these chairs? I am a big fan of Kelly Wearstler‘s commercial work, yet the Viceroy in Anguilla took me by surprise. A few years ago I met clients for a drink at the bar. At first, when I walked in, the décor seemed so “uncaribbean” to me. Then I walked around. It … Continue reading Weekend Insipiration – Have A Seat – Viceroy Hotel – Anguilla, British West Indies