Valentine’s Day Book Gifts for Everyone on Your List

For those of us who love books, any occasion is the right occasion to give a book as a gift, and that includes Valentine’s Day. Here are some book ideas for all of the Valentines on your list and maybe one or two for you as well. (Note: this post includes affiliate links. If you […]

Weekend Links

Happy Friday! On Fridays, I often share links to things I’ve found inspiring or interesting around the web. Here are some things I saved to share with you here. Emily A. Clark is talking about unintentionally styled shelves. She says “after mine were “finished”, I’ve continued to add in more books, little objects my kids […]

More Soulful Spaces

Architectural Digest A gallery wall of framed artwork in the bathroom. Enough said. Here’s another shot from the same space. (Kansas City friends, the above two pics are of a condo in a building near the Nelson-Atkins. It was owned and designed by David Jimenez.) For the Love of a House Joan’s house in New […]

Our Paint Colors

Occasionally I get questions (both online and in person) about the paint colors in our home, so I thought I would document them here so I have a place to point people. As you know, colors read differently on different computer screens. Even in person, the same color reads differently in different rooms or in […]

Weekend Links

Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? We have snow forecasted for tomorrow and I’m pretty excited about it. Here are some things I saved to share with you here. Ben Pentreath is an English designer, who worked with Will and Kate on their Kensington Palace apartment, no less. As you might expect, […]

Winter Urns

Our Christmas has all been taken down and as usual, I’m loving the clean uncluttered feel of the house. I’ve made one exception to the de-Christmasing, however: the pots on our front porch. I’ve removed the ribbon, the reddish sticks, and the big silver ornaments, but I’m leaving the rest, even the lights, for as […]

Weekend Links

Happy Friday! I hope the first week of 2020 is treating you well. Here are some things I saved to share with you here. There’s so much to love about this pantry from Kate Abt Design. Open, airy shelves, lots of baskets, and a window(!). One Kings Lane has 9 ideas for styling your bookshelves. […]

One Year Later: My Resolution to Read More

At the beginning of 2019, I made a resolution to read more. I wrote about it here. My original goal was to read 3 books a month, or 36 books for the year. I quickly revised that to 24-30 books, and I ended the year up with 25 books read. About halfway through the year, […]

Weekend Links

Welcome to the last weekend of 2019. How the heck did that happen? Here are some things I saved to share with you here. Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 is Classic Blue. Normally I don’t pay much attention to this announcement each year, but “classic blue” got my attention. My love for this […]

Christmas Cheer

Cities at Christmastime are magical, aren’t they? I love the idea enough that I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to it. I took this pic a couple of years ago at Macy’s in Chicago (the old Marshall Field’s). If you’re celebrating Christmas, I want to wish you a very happy one. And if Christmas […]