Tag Archives: art

Six Pieces Every Bedroom Needs and Two Things It Doesn’t

If there is one thing we all need more of this year is sleep.   Sleep deprivation can lead to serious health problems and is a public safety issue. I personally have never had a problem with sleep.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Botanicals No Green Thumb Necessary

Now that the Christmas decorations and wreaths have been put away, I’m longing for a little green décor to liven things up during the winter months.  Botanicals prints are an alternative, no green thumb necessary.  Fabrics, art,  pillows and decorative plates in beautiful … Continue reading

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Minted: Art That Speaks To You

Autumn is  gorgeous here in the Hudson Valley.  The leaves are almost at peak.  Soon the trees will be bare and the cooler temps will arrive.  Mid autumn and early winter is when I start getting sad and wishing for a Florida vacation.   … Continue reading

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Lighten Up The Bedroom For Summer

Summer is all about easy living.  How do you lighten up the bedroom during the warm summer months?   Stylish and simple linens combined with a few must haves keep this bedroom fresh and light.  USE FRESH WHITE BEDDING and  COZY … Continue reading

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Design Takes Time

The holidays have arrived. We are excited to be hosting Thanksgiving in the country this year.  Although I wish I could have the house beautifully decorated, great design takes time.  Most custom furnishings take 6 to 8 weeks and sometimes longer … Continue reading

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Mark D. Sikes’ California Home

Designer and Lifestyle Blogger, Mark D. Sikes beautiful California  home was first featured in House Beautiful Magazine.  He  launched his Lifestyle Blog in 2011 showing us his sense of style. Sikes has captured our attention ever since. Two decades of working as a visual merchandiser and store … Continue reading

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Craving A Getaway

January is the toughest month for me to get through.  This month has been too cold.    I’m ready for a little getaway.  I’m thinking something familiar and easy to reach…Palm Beach. I’m visualizing myself here. A beach bungalow with a … Continue reading

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Editor’s Choice: The Avenue Antiques, Art and Design Show

The Avenue Antiques, Art and Design  Show at The Armory has just wrapped up.  The show has a world-class selection of treasures from many periods and style. With over 6o top tier exhibitors, lecturers, and book signings from the interior design community, there is something for everyone.  Beginning … Continue reading

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Fun Art and Monday Quote 9/16/13

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a great weekend.  I found this cute print.  It is by artist Elizabeth Mayville, “Top Knot.” Prints are affordable and available on Etsy.  Finding art and inspirational quotes inspires me with beauty and hope for great week ahead.  I’m … Continue reading

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UncommonGoods Giveaway

I received a gift bag with a unique item at Blogfest2013 back in May.  It was a corkcicle.   A corkcicle is like a icicle for a wine bottle.  It helps maintain your wine bottle temperature chilled.   See here.  I used the corkcicle several times this summer and loved it.   Then last week, … Continue reading

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