Origin

Over the years, additional layers containing much deeper resonance have revealed themselves leading me to wonder at their origin:  

Were they always there waiting for me to see or did I somehow grow them into being?…

The Grays Have It

I’ve found—as with most everything in life—it comes down to balance and perspective. Upon closer inspection (a new perspective) one sees that gray is actually prevalent throughout nature. He is the workhorse, the behind-the-scenes element quietly pulling everything together…

Less stuff, more life

As I snuggled in under the covers, I noticed moon-lit shadows from the tree outside my window were dancing and swaying in the wind back-and forth across my newly exposed wall. It seemed I had unwittingly set the stage and…

about a chair

Have you ever noticed that a solitary chair
seems to have a personality all its own?…

Chateau Domingue

Her own house was designed from top-to-bottom by the incomparable Pamela Pierce who was given carte blanche––free to select from the array of stunning building materials and antiques housed at Ruth’s 15,000 square foot warehouse…

Thinking Outside the Box

When we began doing this at our house, we found it to be more than simply an activity of organization or beautification. Ultimately, we realized it was a practice in mindful living, illuminating our everyday activities and the choices we make about the food we eat and the items we choose to bring into our home…    

Breathing Room

These images have been in my design file for quite some time and each time I run across them I find them as fresh and appealing as ever.

Heart of the Home

In art and design, we refer to negative and positive space. In a room, on a wall, in the pattern of a fabric, the negative space refers to the blank areas and the positive to the filled/occupied areas. So assess a room this way and ask yourself…  

Negative space…

…for a positive experience. It’s the simple concept in design of editing. Leaving room for living. Allowing…

Might I suggest…

Present moment living/Taking a stand: “I’m going to make a concentrated effort to ignore all the decorations already on the shelves and the calendar hurtling towards…”

Essential Oils ~ Gifts of Nature

We use essential oils to enhance our meditation and yoga practices and for everything from housekeeping to skincare to first aid.  It is amazing to me how versatile and adaptable a single oil can be.   LAVENDER, for example…