HOLIDAY PARTY PLANNING

I love the holidays! Festive decorating, crafting and baking are all exhausting undertakings but somehow the magic of the season makes it all worth while. So what better way to share my excitement than with a lighthearted evening with friends. Thank you to our guests and Happy Holiday’s to our readers. -Janice One of the first things I made for the party was this wreath. An idea found from Martha Stewart, it’s crafted of delicate flowers made from tapioca plants. An elegant green satin bow contrasted well with our…

MILO BAUGHMAN

  I recently acquired this fabulous Milo Baughman lounge chair that was manufactured by Thayer Coggin in the mid 1960’s.  I’ve been a long time admirer of Baughman’s work and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share a little about this iconic mid-century designer. Enjoy, Janice The chair frame is made of solid walnut, a view from the back shows the beautiful arched detail.  This chair has been re-introduced into Thayer Coggin’s current line of furniture and is called…

BIRTHDAY FUN!

Van’s first birthday was a blast!  I am so pleased with how everything came together.  Please visit our blog posting titled “Time to Plan a Party” for the details of where to purchase some of the fantastic party décor featured in this post. -Janice I hung all of the handmade pom-poms on our trellis, the colors were so festive and looked great with our outdoor décor!  The favor bags were displayed in a bright yellow bowl in our courtyard, individually tied to…

FEATURED INTERIOR – NURSERIES

After months of hunting for the perfect objects, art and furniture (and raising a newborn for the first time), I’ve finally got my nursery to a place where I can say I’m satisfied…at least for now.  As a designer I can say my interiors always evolve and change as I’m inspired and discovering new and intriguing ideas.  The balance between design and function becomes even more challenging after having a baby.  Hope you enjoy what I have pulled together, check back for Laura’s fab nursery…