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Fun Fall Décor

Fun Fall Décor

I love autumn. Sunny days, crisp nights and beautiful foliage are always special treats. In New England, a foliage drive is always a highlight of the season and must include a stop at an apple barn with fresh, warm apple cider doughnuts, and a stop to pick out...

Wallpaper for Beautiful Décor

Wallpaper for Beautiful Décor

Looking for a home improvement or decorating project? Want to jazz up your office? Getting ready to nest and stay cozy while also staying safe and healthy? How about incorporating wallpaper to add color, pattern and texture to your home or office (or maybe your home...

Interior Design Inspired by Sea Glass Colors

Interior Design Inspired by Sea Glass Colors

Here on Cape Cod for the summer, I feel lucky to live in a beautiful spot and I’m inspired by the surroundings. The beach, surf and sky create a low key and lovely design direction with “sea glass” colors – washed out aqua, soft green, cobalt blue, frosted white and...

Remote Design Consulting Success Stories

Remote Design Consulting Success Stories

Remote consulting has been working out really well for my clients and me. Of course, it’s quite different from meeting in person, but I’ve been able to accomplish alot with clients via emails, phone calls and video chats. Here are some examples to illustrate how...

Remote Design Consulting

Remote Design Consulting

For the past year or so, I’ve offered remote interior design consulting services for clients. A couple of recent projects have been conducted remotely, and they worked out really well. The ease of finding products and inspiration via web sites has already transformed...

Refreshing Spring Design Tips

Refreshing Spring Design Tips

Now that spring is here but we’re all staying home more, and possibly working from home, you’re most likely seeing things you’d like to update, change or get rid of! Home accents: changing decorative items at home, such as pillows, art and mirrors, area rugs, throw...

Remember It’s Earth Day!

Remember It’s Earth Day!

It’s Earth Day today – and it’s also Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. Under different circumstances there would be lots of outdoor, community or school related activities to support Earth Day, but not this year. However, earthday.org features digital events,...

Thoughts About Working from Home

Thoughts About Working from Home

Many of us are now working from home and making the best of it. Not everyone has dedicated office space but it’s important to create a comfortable and functional work area. Some tips: if sitting at a desk or table, be sure to use your PC or laptop at a height and...

Casual and Stylish Lighting Choices

Casual and Stylish Lighting Choices

Continuing the thread from my February blog, here’s a look at some of the casual and rustic light fixtures that I selected for a farmhouse style home construction project. The project features horizontal shiplap instead of formal wainscoting, for areas such as the...

Beautiful & Smart Lighting Choices

Beautiful & Smart Lighting Choices

I’ve been working on specifications and design details for a couple of beautiful new home projects in Lexington. One house is formal and elegant, and the other is a much more casual farmhouse style. Items such as lighting, cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures...

Views of 2020 Color of the Year

Views of 2020 Color of the Year

I can’t believe that 12 months have flown by since I wrote a blog about Color of the Year for 2019. So now it’s January 2020 and it’s time to take a look at Color of the Year from paint companies such as Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams and C2 Paint. I also enjoy...

May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.
– Mary Anne Radmacher

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Thoughts for the Holiday Season

During the hectic holiday season, I value the "simple things." Cooking nice meals, baking cookies, seeing friends, and shopping for meaningful and thoughtful gifts all take on a special meaning. I've learned to scale back on the excess and commercialization of...

Residential Construction and Design Project

Residential Construction and Design Project

I’m currently working with Seaver Construction as the interior designer for a new, multi-unit residential building called The Foundry at Wakefield, in Wakefield, MA. Close to the commuter rail, Route 128/95 and Wakefield’s popular Lake Quannapowitt and several other...

Boston Design Market/Boston Design Center

Boston Design Market/Boston Design Center

Fun and interesting events and seminars are coming up at Boston Design Market at the Boston Design Center, October 2 and 3. Market programs will be offered for consumers and designers to explore current and future design topics and trends. And, as always, it’s fun to...

Custom Home Design and Construction

Custom Home Design and Construction

Over the past several months (and years) I’ve worked on some lovely home construction projects with Seaver Construction, based in Woburn, MA. We’ve worked together for over 15 years on multi-unit condominium buildings, town homes, large custom spec homes, and...

A Wonderful Boston Staycation

A Wonderful Boston Staycation

Recently, my husband and I enjoyed a wonderful “staycation” in Boston, including taking in a couple of Red Sox games at Fenway Park, a day at the Museum of Fine Arts, a whale watch that took us up to Gloucester to see humpback whales, viewing the July 4 fireworks from...