Category: Architectural Elements

Timeless Inspiration in Landscape – “Classical Nature”

Inspiration from beautiful landscape design can translate to interior design. Classical principles of design including organization of site lines, formality and stylistic periods in history are common to both landscape and interior design.

My Inspiration

Inspiration is everywhere. I have been working on the launch of my new web site, and it is finally done! In the process, I designed a logo for my company. The inspiration came from an architectural stone fragment I saw on a trip I took to Rome, Italy in 2007. I wanted the design to… Read more »

Island Dining

I love to eat… love to dine… love to design kitchens. In this post I share my design philosophy about kitchen island seating. The experience of eating can become dining. Slowing down… not just eat and go, but talking, savoring, and enjoying the experience. Life is so fast paced. We tend to rush through everything, eating includes. Dining gives us the opportunity to not just eat, but connect with those we care about. See great examples of kitchen island dining.

Love of Hearts!

A few sweet heart shaped things for Valentine’s Day.

Master Bathroom Facelift

I love my master bathroom, but it recently was in need of a little facelift. I designed and had my house built 17 years ago. My bathroom has seen some redecorating over the years, but the cabinets, tile, fixtures and mirror have remained the same. I almost always recommend white or neutral tile and fixtures… Read more »

These are a Few of my Favorite Things!

It’s the holiday season, and in this post I share some of my favorite things. Take a look, they may become some of your favorites too!

Love a Great Chair!

I love chairs. Chairs are like people, they each have a unique personality. Some are serious, some quirky, some are feminine while others are masculine. Some are quiet, others are loud and quite noticeable… you get the picture. A great chair can be the inspiration for a room, or just what is needed to complete and make a space special and interesting. In this post I show many examples of great chairs for interior design projects. There is also a book review of Chairs: A History by Florence de Dampierre.

Early Fall Break -Blackberry Farm

Nothing is more inspiring than a break from the everyday to enjoy nature. For an early fall break, my husband and I recently got away for a weekend to one of our favorite places

Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN. In this idyllic setting time seems to stand still!

Master Bathroom Renovation – Dated to Timeless! (Part 2)

I am so excited to share this transformation of a dated, uninspiring master bathroom to one of tranquility, luxury, and timeless qualities. The concept was to create a spa-like experience with elements of nature. I think this was achieved and more! See what you think!