Nantucket ... you guessed it ...


Some of you may remember these photos ... I blogged about them here.  I am going to divulge something very personal here ... seriously!!

Many of you know that Don and I brought our four children together when we married 8 years ago.  And you also know he is the love of my life and the minute we brought this crazy family together I KNEW I was where I was supposed to be and we have had a fabulous ride! ... it is still going by the way!

So ... the other thing is that his ex wife, Lord I hope she is not reading this ... but if she is she knows what I am saying is true!  I actually refer to her as "my" ex because she and I deal with everything.  Don travels so much and honestly we found him to just complicate things more ... he was trying to please us both ...  Ha, he had no chance!  So ... back to my story ... "my" ex bought a fabulous new home on Nantucket.

She does her thing and I do mine ... and she appreciated my furniture so when she decided to to furnish it ... yep ... she came to me!!  We designed the furniture and used good Ol' Ben Moore to help us with colors ... and off the stuff shipped to the Island.  Now, I have not visited the furniture in it's new home ... that would be a little creepy!

Here are a few of the pieces lined up in the warehouse getting ready to ship!

So there you have it ... we all do very nicely here with all these extra people in our lives ... and my goal is to make everyone's life just a little bit prettier, one room at a time ... no matter who they are!!

Go out and Custom make something beautiful ... just to say you did!!



Design Delivered in Nantucket, Part 2

Starting from scratch in a brand new Nantucket home meant there was a lot to be done ... to get it ready for summer, to make it warm and friendly ... and create a home that looked as if it had been collected over time.  

In my post yesterday, I showed you some of the pieces that inspired our design plan and the feel my client wanted for her home.  These photos are furniture that I had custom made ... all of these pieces are made from re-claimed pine and cherry, giving them warmth and depth.  Although some are in a "natural" state they do not feel rustic, but rather loved over time!  

These all got packed up, trucked to Hyannis and loaded on a ferry to Nantucket in June ... just in time for a beautiful summer!  Don't forget, you can have a Design Delivered package too ... see the details on my website!


Design Delivered in Nantucket

I had the fun job of putting together a design plan for a new Nantucket home to get ready for summer.  I had never been to the  island before and headed out on a rainy February day to check out the house and island.  Even in the rain and fog, it was beautiful ... the cobblestone streets, lovely shops, the ferry boats coming and going, it was all and more than I had expected!  Here are a few of the pieces that inspired my design and began the process of pulling together a new home and making it feel as if it had been collected over time.  

More to come ... we had some beautiful pieces custom made to create this home ... I'll share those tomorrow!