We’re almost done! I’m getting ready to take the ferry back to St. Martin for a few days and then I’m going home. I do miss pain in the butt (sometimes) Rome but thrilled/relieved I was able to finally make it to the job site in Anguilla. Building a new beach house on a small … Continue reading Work in Progress – Anguilla, BWI
Greetings from a construction site. I’m finally out of my fourteen day quarantine here in Anguilla. The contractor and his crew have returned to the job site. I spent the first week of quarantine at the boutique hotel Frangipani. I was supposed to be there only two nights but there was no way my sister-in-law … Continue reading Grazie, Thank You, Merci!
I can finally talk about it and I’m trying to be zen. As if it’s just another day at the office. However, I have zero chill and I’m completely geeking out. The renovation TV show pilot I’ve been working on will air this Friday on HGTV. Yes, that channel. Seriously, what is my life right now? Our show is … Continue reading Introducing RENO ITALIANO, our HGTV pilot!
Ciao Bloggisti, Earlier I wrote about the Via Monserrato project. One of the other apartments we worked on was located two blocks away on Via Banchi Vecchi. It was a new apartment for our client. The apartment was empty so we didn’t have the same logistical issues but two bathrooms, and the kitchen had to … Continue reading Before & After – Via Banchi Vecchi Project
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