why this is the year of the bow

A wreath with a bow is akin to a shoe with a bow:  it can look chic or it can look silly.  Most years I forgo the bows on my Christmas wreaths (but I do wear them on my shoes).  This year however, given the strangeness and sadness (let’s call it what it is), it’s… Continue reading why this is the year of the bow

mid-week inspiration: late summer mood

It’s late summer here and it’s been an odd one, so perhaps that’s why half of me wants to let it linger and the other half really wants to move on.  As school starts (whatever that looks like), schedules change, summer flowers begin to fade, and the views from our windows begin to alter, our… Continue reading mid-week inspiration: late summer mood

how to arrange sunflowers (because they can be divas)

We are in full sunflower season here.  And while sunflowers are certainly show-stoppers and crowd-pleasers (think sunflower festivals), sometimes it’s hard to handle them.  The sunflower is easy to grow from seed and glorious in a field or tucked in the back of a garden.  But, as a cut flower she can look stunning one… Continue reading how to arrange sunflowers (because they can be divas)

summer farm stand flower arrangement

A friend brought me flowers last week from a local farm stand. They came in a mason jar and they were perfect. I wanted some flowers for my dining room table (it hasn’t had any in so long!), something a bit fancier, but still light and airy and summery, so I went to the farm… Continue reading summer farm stand flower arrangement

Friday mood board 6.21.19

  Two things initiated this Friday’s mood board: a beautiful painting and a bad habit. I challenged myself to design a room around a painting that I love. In this case it is Robert Dash’s “Pink Field, White Field” (1965). I quickly decided to put it in a kitchen rather than where we might expect… Continue reading Friday mood board 6.21.19