Khaki Since it first hit the runway over 40 years ago, khaki has become a fashion classic, returning this season with a bang. Appearing in varying styles for a number of fashion houses, we saw suede khaki pieces at Chanel‘s feminist protest, while MarcJacobs offered sexy, military silhouettes and Ralph Lauren opted for Out of … More Top Trends for Summer 2015
Since the recession, McMansions quickly began to be less desirable to potential homeowners. In fact, as a result of the housing crisis, the average square footage of primary residences dropped to 2300 square feet, and while it has slowly crept back up about 100 square feet in the past year, many people are finding the … More Why Not Live in a Smaller Home?
Upon turning our home into our sanctuary, it can sometimes seem that the only solution is hiring a contractor or moving to a different location. But the truth is, every place you most likely will move into will need your own personal touch to create precisely the ideal space. The good news is, much can … More Why Not Make Simple Home Touch-Ups?
Just as our sartorial choices reveal our personality, so too can our sanctuaries that we slip home to each night to find rest and rejuvenation before stepping out into the world the next day to do it all over again. Our homes can become a canvas of our passions, our experiences, our dreams and our … More Why Not Shop Consignment Decor
Formality, decisiveness, creativity and a story are all things that come to mind when I think of wallpaper. With a resolute certainty, paper covers walls that have seen and heard endless stories of the lives that have walked by them whether the paper is found in homes, museums, estates or community gathering areas. Wallpaper requires … More Why Not Wallpaper?
Styling a tray for your coffee table, side table, bedside table or any tabletop in your house for that matter is a simple, yet statement making effect that completes a room. Each time I used to flip through decor magazines, I was envious of the beautifully styled of each tabletop space, but after doing some … More Why Not Style a Tray?
A thoughtfully prepared guest room conveys kindness, caring, respect, and even love. 1. As for the visit itself, before your guests arrive give them an idea of the schedule they can expect. If it is a weekend stay what activities are involved and what sort of clothes they’ll need. If their arrival and departure times … More Welcome Houseguests with Style
Part of creating a luxurious life is building a sanctuary that is welcoming, comforting and tranquil. 1. Purge Go through each and every cupboard, shelf and drawer and place in a box to donate or sell anything that is unused, or a duplicate of what you already have. By spending time purging what isn’t necessary, … More Use Simple Changes to Transform Your Kitchen
No matter what the size of your home, the place you lay down each night, the place where you rejuvenate your mind and body, can be your sanctuary. Ultimately, the goal is to create a sanctuary that allows you to feel more at ease the moment you cross the threshold no matter what has happened … More 6 Ways to Create a Chic Sanctuary