2016 Christmas Gift Guide

Gifts that will delight all year round for the decorating diva, hostess, traveler, and every fashionable friend on your Christmas list.

Thoughtful Kitchen Design

Kitchen design that is beautiful, functional and thoughtful can last through all stages of life. American Standard’s pull-down, touch-less “Beale” kitchen faucet is a perfect example of thoughtful design that offers easy to use features for hands of all ages  - from little hands to aging, arthritis ravaged hands and everything in between. Artfully stunning, architecture inspired profile of American Standard's Beale stainless steel kitchen faucet. When my parents were ...

Design Dreaming: A Paris Apartment in the Artsy Enclave of Montmartre

Famous for its artist enclave, Montmartre is the ideal location for dreamers and creatives. And what could be dreamier than owning an apartment, seeped in rich architectural and design history, sitting atop a glorious hill looking down upon the city of lights, Paris? Craving more design inspiration? View more inspiring photos in my Instagram gallery

Design Tour: Seville’s EME Catedral Hotel

The EME Catedral hotel in the center of Seville's historic and commercial district hides a surprising design secret behind its architecturally prim and proper facade of wrought iron balconies ornately adorned in fancy lace inspired details. The luxurious 5-star hotel EME Catedral. Billed as an avante-garde boutique hotel the EME Catedral in Seville's historic city center is just mere steps from the famed 16th century Cathedral of Seville. ( A little trivia ...

Creative Cafe // Textile Artist Jana Platina Phipps

There are times I have to pinch myself to snap back to reality - to realize that I'm not dreaming this incredible world I live in. A world filled with exquisitely talented creative dynamos like the one and only Trim Queen, Jana Platina Phipps.  Today in the Creative Cafe we are graced with the company of this charismatic textile artist that is taking the trim world by storm. Jana shares ...