Friday Snip - Its ... and A Winner!

1.  Celebrating My Daddy's 87th Birthday!
2.  Fiddle Leaf Fig Extravaganza for a client.
3.  Grate Inspiration for the Red Room.
4.  Turquoise Chevron taking center stage in 
Sammy's Room.
5. Winner Announced Today!
6.  Tried to embrace the "modern" element.  
Not happening.  Leaving the House.
7.  Beautiful night in Boston last weekend.
8. Winner of An Affair with a House!!
9.  Stainless Refrigerator.  IN the House.

This week saw a few projects in progress ... and some longer daylight is helping the psyche!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



It's a "Bunny Affair" GiveAway!

Do you have a "Design Mentor"?
Without a doubt, Bunny Williams is my Inspiration.  I have always admired her style, her sense of the Traditional ...  and how she keeps it fresh, NEVER boring or stale.

And her gracious ways that seem to draw me into her interior spaces.

For Christmas I received this,

But here's the deal.  I already own a copy.  Now, I have read this book over and over and over again.  It is dog-eared from use, I practically know every room in it by heart, and I wouldn't want it any other way!

Some of my favorite rooms ... 

Bunny has lived in this house for over 30 years.  I understand the longevity and how the house is such a part of her.

I got to meet her last year ... DreamDay!!

For one reason or another, the longest I have never lived in a house is for 12 years.

Just when I feel the basics are covered and the fun is ready to happen ... I've started a new adventure.

I don't know how long we'll be at Peckham Hill but I am Starting the Affair!

And here's the FUN ... My Gift to YOU!

In celebration of HOME and Spring peeking around the corner, I'd rather share the love and send it to YOU than tromp to the Post Office just to return it to Amazon!

Follow me on my blog 
Leave a comment telling me who is Your 
Design "Mentor"

It might be fun to explore all our Inspiration!

And you'll be entered ... Winner announced on March 14!

Making the World More Beautiful. One Room at a Time.



In the Thick ... of Life

Blessings come in such random ways ... One day I am meeting my favorite Bunny Williams and Erin Gates ... and the next day ... blogging comes in second place.  I am taking care of my family and closing a chapter of my life in Atlanta.  As you all know, My Mother passed away in August and as an only child I have now taken on the care of my Father.

Last week I spent a precious six days with My Dad in Atlanta taking him to doctors, getting his things together to sell his home, selling his car and preparing for his move to New England.

We are in transition mode ... looking to find a place for him to spend the next chapter of his life.  We will hopefully have him settled in the next month or so ... but until then we are having a family shift.  He has come to live with us.  Rooms have taken over new ownership ... furniture has been moved to make everyone comfortable.  Christopher just turned 16 and now has ownership of the basement.  He is in heaven and we may never see him again!   We even moved the microwave out of it's home in the island up to the countertop to make things easier for My Dad.


We are in the Thick of Life ... It is an important time and as this Thanksgiving and Christmas approach I am blessed to have such a wonderful and supportive family.  And a Father that trusts us to take care of him ... and although we have moved him from all that is familiar and comfortable ... he knows we are helping him make this next phase of his life positive and happy.

My kitchen has always been where the kids gather, pancakes are cooked up, and kids hover around and share the drama of their lives.  We are spending even more time here now and I am valuing this like never before.

I hope as the holidays take over these next few weeks you all take a look at the wonderful families you have and appreciate every minute.  Even if we don't live up to our own expectations of making everything PERFECT over the holidays ... it is our family that is number one.  No matter what!