Fall is the perfect season to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard! It’s that time of year when outdoor furniture is still outside and it gets dark earlier than the summer which means your little kiddos can enjoy the movie night as well. It’s so nice to transform your backyard with cozy blankets, […]

round up of budget friendly bar carts

Can you believe it’s already November? Before we know it Thanks No. 1 Modern bar cart with patterned sides that looks great as is, but would also look amazing painted a pop of color! Plus it’s only $157. No. 2 This lucite bar cart is a personal favorite of mine. Look at those chic lines! […]

For the longest time our backyard was mainly just grass and a little small area where we laid down some pavers so that we could set out a little plastic table/chairs during the summer. Not exactly ideal for entertaining. For the past couple of years we have wanted to build a deck and enjoy the […]


When I’m designing a space for myself or a client I love to add a mix of design styles when it comes to the furnishings. There is no easier way to have a space look personalized and unique than by breaking up the furniture in a room. You don’t want everything to look like it […]

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Natural Texture Furniture Finds: Cane, Rattan & Wicker


It’s still hot as anything here in NY. Typically I would love it, but it’s been very humid, and that has totally taken away from my excitement of warm days. So, this week when we hit the autumnal equinox and officially started fall I was ready to drive right in! Now I just need the […]


Friday Finds…


I get so much joy in setting a table. I like to really think of the details when it comes to tablescapes and add on all of the layers. If you are a bit shy when it comes to decorating your home then setting a table is a great way to dip your toes into […]

decorators' handbook, design advice

Thanksgiving Tablecloth Round Up


There are so many decisions when it comes to selecting paint. Not only what color do you go with, but what finish works best for your home, and then what brand do I go with? Do you go with whatever is available at your hardware store? Do you go to a mid-level paint brand like […]

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Is Farrow & Ball Paint Worth It?


Ever since watching Beauty and the beast as a little girl the dream has always been to have a home where I could have a separate library complete with a rolling ladder and rainbow color-coded bookcases! Ok, Belle wasn’t up to date on color-coded book styling, but this girl thinks it’s the perfect way to […]

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Rainbow Color-Coded Bookcases


I have lived in NY all of my life! Until I was twelve, I lived in downtown Manhattan, and from twelve on, I have lived in Nassau County, Long Island. We take adventures all of the time and I thought I had seen a lot of NY especially within its 5 boroughs, but I had […]

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Getaway to The Rockaway Hotel


I don’t know about you, but I’m not one to say goodbye to summer easily. I love beach days, getting to be relaxed with the kids and not have to stress about homework and such and the warm weather. In this household, summer doesn’t end until September 22! I will stretch it out for as […]

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Friday Finds


I’m not sure but smiley faces have been on my mind lately. Nowadays I’m sure everything sees a smiley face and thinks emojis, but back in the day, they were one of my favorite things to just doodle! I did a deep dive a couple of days ago trying to see what was out there […]

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Smiley Faces in Fashion and Home

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My living room is one of the rooms that evolved drastically from when we first moved one. Originally I painted the walls chocolate brown and did accents of white, blue and orange. That lasted maybe 2 years.

Our dining room sat empty for months. Okay maybe it was empty for just a handful of weeks and then we couldn’t take it anymore and put in a folding table and plastic outdoor chairs, but in my mind that was still empty.

On the main floor of our house we have a Florida room. Being that it’s a Florida room it is a considered a 3 season room, because there is no heat in the room. The previous owners used it as an indoor patio with outdoor furniture and it looked like this when we moved in.

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