family photographs

Some designers advise keeping displays of family photographs in private areas, like bedrooms, but I respectfully disagree. Nothing makes a home feel more personal than putting your memories up where you can share them with others, especially when you are hosting holiday gatherings for friends and family! Here are two gallery walls I designed and installed …

gallery walls

I started putting up my family gallery wall today! I love seeing framed family pictures in a home, though I've heard advice recommending the contrary. Whether in small groupings here and there, or gathered en masse on a single wall, nothing makes a house feel like home like seeing family photographs. Personally, I am a …

nobody’s perfect

I can create organization systems, but they have to be maintained. It takes a village, people. Here's a prime example. Remember this? After last Saturday's blizzard here in Boston, it looked like this: Accept the chaos, and know in your heart that all that crap has a home.

kaiku-inspired play studio

I'm finally done with the main wall mural for the Play Studio, and feel like showing off! Remember my inspiration piece? I simplified the design and shopped around online for birch tree wall decals. I found my final choice on Etsy, which came with a hundred butterflies to flit and flutter around the walls. The …

out with the old…

When we arrived home from spending Christmas with our family, an Everest of new toys came with us. Where were we going to put it all? I had already prepped my boys for the impending purge by saying, "For every new toy you get, we need to get rid of an old toy that's the …