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Labor Day is behind us now and I had the longest summer I can remember since I was a kid. Full of entertaining, learning to surf (again), drinking lot’s of Rose’ and catching up on summer reads.

It’s a bit steamy outside but I love September… it’s time to put away all my summer gear and bring out some texture and add some layers. Take a look to see what I’m loving now.



When it comes to making YOUR interior truly yours, adding art can express your style and make your space one of a kind.

Here are some of my favorites…….


Take Some Time For YOU!

If you are not close to a beach, put on your chicest maillot, grab your sunglasses + chaise lounge and pick up a summer read. Below are a few of my favorites….



TRES CHIC trays…

I don’t like clutter or too many “things” sitting around and clients often ask me what to do with all the objects they love and need?

Rather than putting everything behind closed doors, chose a lovely tray that fits your style and size needs, pull out special objects and “style”.

You end up with ONE large statement rather than lots of little things running amok. Trays help organize, contain and add beauty to any space.






Summer is not officially here but once memorial day passes I’m ready to dress the part. As with my interiors, same guidelines apply.

Texture and pattern, classic stripes and the details of the RIGHT accessories! All neutral of course!


Se détendre (relax)

Here’s to a laid-back weekend!


Getting in Front of Fall

My crush on summer is well documented. But I’m over it. Really. No talk therapy, pharmaceuticals or excessive amounts of alcohol were involved. I just feel exceptionally inspired this fall. Maybe it’s the new fire pit in my courtyard just begging for a match. My creativity is ignited too.

Always and forever, the best thing about fall is that we all look inside. Our homes that is. For clients with children, the New Year really starts in the fall. The kids backpack off to school, interieurs take center stage and the holidays are even starting to come into focus. It’s the spring-into-action time for decorating projects. (P.S. if this resonates and you have not yet called me, don’t delay another moment.)

Texture rules this fall. One of my favorite tips for creating texture is to layer monochromatics. Think white on white on white. O, be still my heart. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the blacks are just intoxicating this fall. Especially with a little thread of gold, as shown in so many of my mood board pix below. Think elementary: agate, stone, petrified wood, precious jewels (real or faux) and repurposed industrial finds.

Seasons are all about transition and change. Maybe that’s why I’m so inspired this fall. I feel like I am shaking things up AND staying true to who I am. All at once. Very fun and invigorating. Hope fall is hitting you with the same burst of energy.

fall collage

Wanted: Crystal Bullet Necklaces

And the more the merrier! So elemental and fun. Icy blue, amethyst, rose, smoky graphite and peridot quartz crystals cast in peace-loving brass and nickel bullets. Perfect wearable art for the summer solstice weekend.

Enjoy the l-o-n-g days this weekend.


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Just Add Water

In my opinion, spring is just pre-summer. It’s a hopeful, aspirational time of the year: winter is a distant memory (apologies to my clients in Minnesota!) and the big show (summer) is rehearsing in the wings. One of my favorite cusp-of-summer activities is mentally packing the perfect beach bag. For me, planning oceanside fun is nearly as fun as the real thing.

Today I’m sharing my mood board of summer inspiration. Caftans are back for another season (really, were they ever out?). A classic maillot is a must. Your hat cannot be too large or too floppy. Doesn’t the grapefruit Marg look refreshing (try one now just to be sure it’s the right toddy). A comfy and, in this case, colorful beach chair is a must – especially paired with a beyond-plush towel. I always pack a great read. First up on my re-read list this summer is Gatsby. Next eliminate your carbon footprint and bike to the beach, collect kindling for a fire at dusk (before you need it), and finally, prepare to wash away the ordinary in sand and surf.

I’ll look for you ….

Printimages: caftan, suit, hat, drink, chair, towel, book, bike,  fire, sand.


Pretty Little Things

A large package under the tree can intrigue and pique curiosity, but I covet the little packages. They whisper. They promise great things. So, here at LSI we’re thinking small as we offer gift ideas for the holiday season. What little things are on our must-have list? The bejeweled box hardly requires gift wrap. It’s so beautiful. Too blingy? No worries. For you: a black-and-white striped marble box. Super chic and simple. I also love ornamental cups — the ultimate pencil holder on a stylish desk. After all, isn’t everything better trimmed in gold?

Boxes via. Vases via.