Dark Sky Compliant Lighting

Dark Sky Compliant Lighting

Although I’m an interior designer, I frequently select exterior items for clients including roofing, siding, doors, decking and exterior lighting. An important category for exterior lighting, especially in areas that are home to wildlife such as sea turtles, is “dark...
Small Bath Solutions

Small Bath Solutions

I recently worked on a renovation project at a home in a beautiful coastal setting on Cape Cod. The overall space was open, airy and contemporary, with a large family room and dining room, but with small and compact bedrooms and bathrooms. The bathroom sizes and...
Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

I specify flooring for just about every project that I work on, focusing on the right product or type of material that will look great and prove to be a smart choice. Luxury vinyl flooring has become really popular, and is proving to be a great solution for different...
Beautiful Lighting Options

Beautiful Lighting Options

For new construction and home renovation projects, lighting such as chandeliers, pendants and surface mounted fixtures (sconces, vanity lights or ceiling lights) can add a wonderful finishing touch to overall project success. A key to lighting design for interiors is...
Beautiful Natural Fiber Area Rugs

Beautiful Natural Fiber Area Rugs

We’re wrapping up an extensive home renovation project for a client on Cape Cod, and we’re selecting area rugs. The house is situated in sandy soil and white pines, looking out over breezy Cape Cod Bay. The perfect floor covering solution for a casual, beachy...
Great Issues of Interior Design Magazine

Great Issues of Interior Design Magazine

Two recent issues of Interior Design® magazine are really outstanding. The March issue is the “Big Ideas” issue and features innovation in many aspects of design. From architecture to interior design to product design and new technologies, this issue is packed with...
LED Lighting

LED Lighting

I attended a seminar today on LED Lighting at Wolfer’s Lighting in Waltham, MA (part of the Boston Design Week program). Because I work on both new construction and renovation projects, I’ve been keeping up with progress and changes in LED lighting, but it’s always...
Recent Granite Selections

Recent Granite Selections

Here’s a look at some unusual and beautiful kitchen granite selections for recent kitchen and bath projects I’ve worked on. These granites feature distinct patterns or features with lots of personality. Picasso – tones of deep gray and beige, with a large scale...
Wallpaper is Wonderful

Wallpaper is Wonderful

I’ve been selecting a lot of wallpaper for projects lately, for everything from powder rooms to condominium hallways and lobbies. Some great wallpapers I’ve specified recently include a lighthearted take on a traditional English floral pattern, a dressy silver Greek...
Fabulous Form and Function

Fabulous Form and Function

Designers specify all sorts of things, from bricks to billiard tables to bathtubs. I chanced upon this freestanding soaking tub while shopping with a client to select fixtures for a bathroom renovation. Its simplicity and beauty are striking. The clean sculptural...