June 7, 2017

What a treat (and an honor) to hop on domino.com and discover one of my projects live on the website. I knew it was breaking, but didn't know when. Talk about anticipation! Like so many, I fell in love with the original domino back in the day - what a breath of fresh a...

June 2, 2017

Who said you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket? I say, it depends entirely on the basket. That's why when wanderlust strikes, I'm all in with Keemala. The Thai resort's spa huts are giant baskets, probably a source of confusion for birds overhead and the man in...

May 30, 2017

Gray is the most misunderstood color. First, it is a synonym for drab, a heavy load to bear! Next, gray is not one clear-cut color. Gray is the ultimate chameleon, with hues and variations that dance along the color wheel. 

Today, I'm happy to share three of my go-to gr...

May 26, 2017

Photography by Rachel Halvorson & Caroline Allison  

Check out their websites Rachel Halvorson & Caroline Allison

There is no turning back. Thankfully. Memorial Day weekend officially marks the start of summer. I won't even apologize to the other seasons. Summer is...

May 23, 2017

I have the best clients! Some are analytical. Some are creative. Some are both. Like the owners of this gorgeous Raleigh home. With their own fab sense of style as a guide, they purchased some terrific individual pieces, but quickly saw the home was not coming together...

May 19, 2017

Does it surprise you to learn I am cultivating a green thumb - as opposed to Decorator's White or China White digits? The LSI team is pleased to announce a collaboration with Mother Nature in the form of our very own studio garden. We'll keep you posted on the produce....

May 16, 2017

I confess, I'm a basket case. If you study my portfolio, you'll notice that baskets often weave their way into my design plans. No wonder. I love all things tactile, organic and rough hewn. And, I love to mix it up. Here's how to take baskets to a whole new level.


May 12, 2017

There's a famous line in poetry - "the child is the father of the man." Not to tell Wordsworth how to write, but I must add "...and the mother." My son and I are like two peas in a pod, or two surfers on a longboard. This weekend, cheers to all those who mother!

May 9, 2017

I love rooms with layers: the more you look, the more there is to see. This is not a thumbs up for clutter. It's about meaningful - and dare I say it? - enlightening detail. Don't look askance! Let's take a look at my favorite wall sconce - or five. It's impossible to...

May 5, 2017

Frozen Strawberry Basil Margarita

My translation for "Cinco de Mayo" is "it must be spring," which is like Christmas Eve to summer, my favorite of all seasons. At LSI, we like to find reasons to celebrate. Here's what we're mixing up in the studio just a bit later today...

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