Closet Envy

I love to peek into celebrity closets-- as much for the organization as the fashion!  There's just something about a well-organized closet that just helps one breathe a little easier. is featuring several celebrity closets that will make you green with envy, including Nate Berkus, Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer, J Crew's Jenna Lyons, and fashion designer Nanette Lepore.  But that's not all!  You can get your own … [Read more...]

Happiness Is… my Elle Decor newsletter in my inbox

Elle Decor has one of the best e-newsletters around... and lord knows, I get plenty in my inbox.  They just seem to pick the most lucious, enticing photographs and stories highlighting chic decor around the world, design and redesign tips, favorite new decorative accessories, even home and garden ideas.  For the creative spirit, it is pure happiness to open it up each week.This week's bliss? Dennis Basso's Hamptons escape.  Can't … [Read more...]

Valli’s Bella Pied-a-Terre

I can't resist all things Italian...the scenery, the architecture, the fashion, the art, the history.  Elle Decor showcases a fabulous Rome apartment belonging to the designer Giambattista Valli and I am in heaven.  Valli put his creative vision to work in reworking his new place, knocking out walls to open and simplify the space, but keeping the original wood beam ceilings.  The juxtaposition is gorgeous.  His eclectic … [Read more...]

Beach House Bliss

Since we're rolling into another hot, hot, HOT weekend, I thought I'd send some cool images your way to contemplate.  View the entire selection at Elle Decor!  photos by William Waldron, Roger Davies, and Karen Radkai … [Read more...]

Mix It Up

One of my favorite websites, Elle Decor, is partnering with Olympia Paints for a great giveaway.  Win two free gallons of paint -- you pick from over 1200 colors, though I'm mad about the blue pictured here!  Entering is a snap:  click here and fill out the information.  It's that simple.Which room in your home will you repaint with your freebies? … [Read more...]

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

There is nothing better, in my opinion, for home organization than baskets.  Since home is where YOUR heart is, sterile bins and boxes just won't cut it.  Keep your home looking "homey" with baskets of all sizes, colors, even shapes.  Buy them in sets, or pick out your individual favorites-- you can find them anywhere: Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Target, you name it.  Handled baskets make great carry-alls or informal totes.  … [Read more...]

Cool Shades

As the summer heats up, I find myself conjuring up images of cool ocean waters... and the beautiful blues and greens that soothe the soul.  What if we brought those hues indoors?  Blue is the one of the hot new trends in color this season, I'm finding.  Not only can blue make a warm space feel cooler, but it also has a calming effect that is universal.  Since the most inexpensive way to change a room is a gallon of paint, … [Read more...]

Candace Bushnell in Elle Decor…just for fun!

Ok, Friends, you MUST check out these divine digs!  The light, the mirrors, the cool and serene decor.  Ahhhhh...not to mention the fact that she's a talented writer.  Enjoy!At Home with Candace Bushnell Photo - Home Decorating Photos-Page 11 … [Read more...]

Decorating Ideas: Latest Shopping Must-Haves from the Design World

Decorating Ideas: Latest Shopping Must-Haves from the Design World  is a must-see at  While you're there, sign up for their weekly e-newsletter that's loaded with great design ideas, budget-friendly features, plus one of my favorites: sneak peeks into beautiful homes!  One of the fun things about lists like these is seeing what I may already have that's similar, dusting them off, and giving them new life.  Or … [Read more...]