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.

collections

My husband and I have a slightly klepto tendency to collect bits and pieces from the places we've visited: sea glass from the Jersey shore, coral from a beach in Mexico, stones from a river in Vermont, sticks from the forest floor in Northern California. I never unpacked our bits and pieces when we moved …

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 …

my design process

Nothing is more exciting than designing a space from scratch! I'm a lucky girl: this project is a finished garage that had been used as a woodshop by the previous owner. My friend wants to turn it into a space where her very active 6-year old daughter could burn off some energy. The space is …

my first virtual mood board

I just discovered Olioboard, an online moodboard creator. I started playing around with it yesterday, and got sucked in for an hour. What do you think? For this board, I started with the chair and the trio of bookcases, and wanted to add some fun color and whimsical florals for a feminine touch. The metallic …