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May 15, 2012

Interior Designers: Do we have business practices that make us part of an Evil Empire?

The business end of interior design, particularly for a designer with her or his own practice is something that cannot be neglected.  Interior designers do not […]
April 26, 2012

Mantels and Mad Men

                  My last blog on mantels ended with the Victorians and images of Highclere Castle”s gorgeous fireplaces and […]
February 26, 2012

The Frescoes of Pompeii – Interior Decoration in Ancient Rome

                        While living in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts has many attractions, it”s great […]
February 8, 2012

Mantels and the Moon…

As we move into February, here in Southern New England, in a warmer-than-average winter the darkness of the season is starting to lift. We just had […]
January 30, 2012

I’m a new board member of the IFDA – New England Chapter

As of January, 2012, I am pleased to be part of the New England Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association”s Board – I am […]
November 10, 2011

Living in Western Massachusetts – A Snowstorm, Autumnal Color and Design Inspiration

For those of us who live in Western Massachusetts, our weather has been more eventful this year, than in many years past.   First, tornadoes touched […]
October 25, 2011

Cover Story – "Living Spaces Magazine"

I am so pleased that “Living Spaces” magazine has chosen the Craftsman Bungalow project, that I completed in 2009, as their cover story, published on October […]
October 10, 2011

What Good Design Can Do – Addressing Adversity and Healing Gardens

  In my last blog post, I reviewed the plans for the 9/11 Memorial Plaza;  it has since opened to provide solace and a place to […]
August 30, 2011

Design and Adversity – The 9/11 Memorial

  Fall is upon us, almost….what will September bring?                         We”ve all witnessed a lot […]