Easy Mix and Match Tool from Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn Sophia Duvet Cover

Ready to refresh your room but aren’t sure where to begin? I always love to start with fabrics from bedding, curtains, or upholstery as inspiration. The fabric is a ready made palette for choosing wall color and accent pieces. Pottery Barn has a new tool that makes the selection process even easier when it comes to bedroom fabrics and paint. Think Garanimals for home decorating. . .

The Design Your Own Bed  on-line tool allows you to coordinate bedding from sheets and duvets to quilts and shams. In addition, the program will suggest matching paint colors from Benjamin Moore. Now there’s no excuse to lose sleep over choosing the “right” paint color!

Q & A: Multi-tasking Daybeds

Q & A: Multi-tasking Daybeds

What’s a daybed? When should one be used and where can I find one? A daybed is a twin size bed with a back and sides that also functions as a sofa. The “headboard” is the “back of the sofa” and can be loaded up with pillows during the day. At night, the bed is [...]

Q & A: How to Hook Some Storage

Q & A: How to Hook Some Storage

My dear client, Becky, sent me this question about family storage in the entry way. She has a charming vintage cottage that is full of character but short on transition spaces. I am looking at getting some hooks for the entry way by our front door.  We need to hang the kid’s backpacks low and [...]

Around Town: Catalog Dreaming on Such a Holiday

Around Town: Catalog Dreaming on Such a Holiday

Everyone knows that the Pottery Barn catalog (or maybe Martha Stewart Living) sets the standard for what our holiday  entertaining would look like in an ideal world with an endless budget and an uncluttered schedule. Of course we would have a color coordinated Christmas tree instead of a mish-mash of school craft projects, hand-me-down ornaments [...]

New Year, New Look Class at Pottery Barn

New Year, New Look Class at Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn will be hosting a decorating class on Sunday, January 24th that is open to reservations. The focus of the class will be how to freshen up your home for the new year and how to incorporate a farmhouse look.  The modern farmhouse style is casual, comfortable and simple with cozy, rustic elements. It’s [...]