Living With Houseplants

Recently I had a consultation with a client who was struggling with keeping her houseplants healthy… and the plants were clearly struggling, too. So I thought I’d write a few words about houseplant basics.   Watering ¬†When and how much? Basically, when you touch the soil and it feels really dry, the plant needs water. […]

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Decorating with Rocks

I am getting a big kick out of the recent trend towards using objects from nature as decor objects. West Elm’s last catalog was chock full of rustic items from nature: The Washington Post wrote an article last week in the Home Section with this subtitle: “Specimens such as skeletons, tortoise shells, bugs and stuffed […]

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What’s On Your Walls?

This summer I spent a lot of time on art and not much time blogging about decorating! I was thrilled to have a solo show of my fiber art at the Reston Community Center in August, and even more thrilled that several of my pieces sold. It’s so gratifying to have other people like what […]

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The Power of Editing

…. or, how less is really more. Recently we got new carpeting upstairs at our house. When you get new carpet, you have to pack up and move out. In moving back into my office/ sewing room/ spare bedroom, it was time to reassess. I had long been frustrated with the functioning of the room. […]

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Spring is Sprung

When the seasons change, we feel the energy shift. Spring brings with it a surge of energy, life and growth. We see it in the buds literally bursting open on the trees. Bring that life inside! An infusion of color and pattern will liven up your home and make it match that awakening feeling that’s […]

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