Accents, Accessories, Holiday Decor, Home, Lighting, Plants & Green Life, Tablescapes, Tabletop

Holiday Blooms Make Me Happy

With temps falling and the smell of hearth fires burning, I feel a sudden and primal desire for holiday decorating!

I normally don’t start until after Thanksgiving because we traditionally spend the holiday with my family in Minneapolis. But this year following the loss of my mother, we’re all scattering to the wind…but Chloe and I are staying put right at home.

So YAY! I can make our house holiday ready NOW…starting with beautiful blooms like these freestanding amaryllis bulbs painted in holiday gold and silver. A genius concept. Thank you Trader Joes!

And it wouldn’t be happiness without orchids, lots and lots of orchids!

I put this arrangement together with plants from my favorite local flower store, Blooming Vase, and parsimon colored berry branches, also from from Trader Joes…

As my mother would say, “what texture!”.


And of course, I always like to echo the power of THREE in my design…in this case the plants & greenery, the books as accent pieces, and treasured Thai buddha from my fave home store in LA, Nell’s. Sadly the store is no longer there, the owners relocated to Chattanooga TN.

Accents, Accessories, Home, Lighting

Living Room Transformation

After exhaustive research and an endless deliberation process, I finally took the plunge with this pendant chandelier in the living room and am so happy with it!

It came in both a silver and gold finish, but ultimately I decided the gold would work better with the warmer tones and compliment the marigold, brown and wheat accent colors.

And the best part about it is the light! 

We never spent much time in the living room because it was always so dark, even with floor lamps everywhere.  

Now with the all of the beautiful light from the chandelier, plus the cans I installed over the fireplace, I never want to leave this room!


 Crystorama Broche Pendant Chandelier


Chevron Rug Refresh

Making small changes can make a big difference. Whether it’s new throw pillows on the couch, or a new rug in the dining room, I like to continually change things up to refresh spaces throughout the house.

This rug from One Kings Lane was a great find on sale and instantly picked up the energy and vibe. 

Next project…bamboo shades on the windows.