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Deck the Walls Nov. 02, 2019

The Art of Design

If the walls could speak ... Well, sometimes they do! Wallcoverings can tell part of your story. The... Read More

Is Your Decorating Depressing You? Sep. 14, 2019

The Art of Design

From time to time, at a cocktail party or when visiting a friend, someone will corner me and confess... Read More

Difficult Houses Aug. 31, 2019

The Art of Design

Our homes sometimes fight us — or rather, we fight our houses — in our quest to find the... Read More

Understand the Difference Between Decorating and Staging Aug. 04, 2019

House Calls

A few weeks ago, a reader wrote in with what she called a rant — an account of the "grief" she... Read More

Winning the Game Aug. 03, 2019

The Art of Design

Talk about a game night these days and it will lead to visions of groups of kids addictively playing... Read More

Cosmic Reset Aug. 01, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

Everything has its nature. Birds fly; fish swim. And pigs also swim. You might not have known that a... Read More

New Moon and Mercury Favor Order Jul. 31, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

Mercury ends a tantrum of disruptive domestic detail today, and the new moon encourages us to seize ... Read More

Table Toppers Jul. 27, 2019

The Art of Design

Setting a table should be a fun endeavor for the host, and it should reveal a zest for entertaining.... Read More

Flipping Out Jun. 22, 2019

The Art of Design

I tell you, one of these days, I am going to burst. Why does my housekeeper think she is an interior... Read More

Stylish First Space Jun. 08, 2019

The Art of Design

Summertime is a time of change. For some, it marks the start of vacations. For others, it's the time... Read More

Tasteful Taxidermy May. 25, 2019

The Art of Design

I can remember entering my in-laws den in Virginia nearly 20 years ago, and I was aghast at the many... Read More

Is Your Home Getting Too Smart for You? May. 18, 2019

The Art of Design

Sometimes I think we are living in the futuristic era of the Jetsons. At other times, it's George Or... Read More

Why White? Apr. 20, 2019

The Art of Design

It seems like everything that's old is new again. Throughout interior design history, time and again... Read More

'Home' Mar. 16, 2019

The Art of Design

What does "home" mean to you? Selecting an interior designer to help with the design of your home is... Read More

Books Everywhere Mar. 02, 2019

The Art of Design

When I was a student in the fourth grade, our teacher gave us an assignment investigating different ... Read More

Make Your Home a Best-Seller Feb. 23, 2019

The Art of Design

Like the work of the novelist, setting up a house involves telling a story. The space you inhabit is... Read More

Don't Be a Snob Feb. 16, 2019

The Art of Design

I confess that I am a bit of a snob. I always swoon when I see antiques that catch my eye, and my mi... Read More

Designer Faux Pas Feb. 02, 2019

The Art of Design

We all look forward to innovative and inspiring ideas for our homes. Some of us scour interior desig... Read More

Living In a Rental Jan. 26, 2019

The Art of Design

In certain cities such as West Palm Beach, Florida; Atlanta; and New York City, after years of fligh... Read More

Comfortable Chairs Jan. 14, 2019

The Art of Design

There hasn't been one time in my more than 19 years of practice when I wasn't asked by a concerned w... Read More