Monday, February 16, 2015

When in a tiny box, think out of it.

Nee England Home
Have you been inspired by the Tiny Home movement? Head over to my guest post at New England Home today to pick up some tips for paring down and living in style!

Snowy sight.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

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Friday, February 13, 2015

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

JAM style.

Who is your favorite interior designer? The work of Jeffrey Alan Marks has always resonated with me. His style is the perfect mixture of beachy, classsic, modern, and sophisticated.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cleaning house and uncovering my non-digital design file.

As I'm sure you are aware, we are burried under snow here in southeastern MA. I've been taking full advantage of being snowed in by giving my house a deep cleaning. I'm not sure if you read my guest post over at NE Home, but it has inspired me to really think about what I need to keep and what I can get rid of. No joke, I had about 10 years worth of design mags that I parted with, and boxes of finish and fabric samples that I've had since grad school! I ended up flipping to some of the dog-eared pages and stacks of tear outs to see what lit my design fire all those years ago before putting them in the recycle. Here are a few:

Dean and DeLuca

Friday, January 30, 2015

Inspired to live tiny: Guest post at New England Home Mag Blog.


What are your opinions about the Tiny House Movement?  Head over to NE Home to check out my guest post on living small!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Coral and white.

I keep dreaming about this image I saw on Pinterest last week of this lovely coral headboard. Quadrille is one of my go to fabric manufacturers, and seeing their beautiful, bold, and cheery patterns on anything makes me smile. The fabrics used in this scheme are China Seas Aga and Lyford. Cannot wait for our new headboard to be done!


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It's all white.

Well, that was fun!  Juno gave it a good run. There is so much snow on the ground and I am loving it. I can never get enough white. It's a long standing joke in my family that as long as it is white, I will like it. You know what? I think it's true!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tuscan order.

Today I am working on CADing typical Tuscan columns, pediments, and entablatures for a project in a nearby town. One of the first things I remembered learning about in art history was about columns and orders. Ancient Greeks and Romans were brilliant when it came to architecture, and I just love the way we still use their methods and proportions to this day. They used proportion and scale to design and construct structures that are still in existence to this day. They have weathered centuries- it's amazing! 

The 5 classic types of columns are:

Doric- Think Greek Parthenon. This is the most simple order.

I took this picture of the Parthenon in 2006!  Feels like yesterday!


Ionic order: 1 - entablature, 2 - column, 3 - cornice, 4 - frieze, 5 - architrave or epistyle, 6 - capital (composed of abacus and volutes), 7 - shaft, 8 - base, 9 - stylobate, 10 - krepis. (wikipedia)

Corinthian- My personal favorite, and not to be confused with the Grecian Parthenon, the Roman Pantheon showcases the Corinthian order.

While the first three orders are the most classic, the Tuscan and Roman composite orders are still widely known and used. 

Tuscan- My day-


Roman Composite -
The bottom right picture is a perfect illustration of a Roman composite column. (wikipedia)

Sometimes it can be so easy to forget what a huge impact the Romans and Greeks had on our lives everyday. It's fun to have a reason to go back to images moulding pieces and the way they fit together to create something so lovely. A reason to go back through my Italy pics was worth it, too!

Taormina, Sicily