I know there are design experts out there who claim neutral furniture is paramount in building good design. And it’s true. For some people. Some of the time. But a good design plan becomes a truly great space when you add personality to the mix. If you love something, it will work. That’s how I […]
I’ve been working with the Larimer family since early last year. Why? Because I am a great designer. Just kidding. It’s because the Larimers have four children too. For those of you who don’t have four children, there is a secret club that we all join when the last baby is born. If you want to be a […]
I recently tackled two projects right here in my own neighborhood. I so love it when my business name makes total sense. I actually did work at The Neighbor’s House. Houses? Homes? You know what I mean. The first one was a surprise attack; my favorite. The Robinson family was headed out of town and […]
Since I didn’t have anything going on in November and December – like – oh I don’t know – Thanksgiving, an 8 year-old’s birthday party, hosting company, Christmas, three new design clients and an obscenely long winter break for my four children – I brilliantly decided to take on a whole-house redesign. Why? Because I […]
Tuesday Tip: What To Do With All Those Christmas Cards Showcasing Children Much Better Behaved Than Mine.
Current events at the Blackfords: We are receiving loads of gorgeous Christmas cards from friends and family, all full of good wishes and photos brimming with happy faces and sweet anecdotes My children are achieving their secret goal of driving me to commit a heinous crime The thing my children don’t understand is that if […]
There are those of you out there who will argue with me, but in most cases the following is true: Real is good. Fake is bad. I know – you’re now thinking of all the scenarios that make that previous statement untrue. Fine. Yes, I like that fake frosting that comes on the cheap bakery […]
I don’t know about you, but I am not rolling in the dough these days. Or ever. And even if I was, I don’t know if I would spend my hard-earned dollars on really expensive art. Maybe I would. Who knows, as I’ve never been perusing my bank account and asking myself just where shall I […]