Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"food, sex & decorating"

quite entertaining . .
is all i have to say about bravo's new show: million dollar decorators . . .

jeffrey alan marks
martyn lawrence bullard
mary macdonald
nathan turner
kathryn ireland

Monday, May 30, 2011

me time

my mom sent me this recently, and although it has nothing to do w/ interior design i wanted to share it . . . sometimes i feel like i have 10 jobs and have a hard time being good at all of them . . .

Balancing Working and Mothering

Striking a balance between motherhood and the rest of life's demands is no easy task. Psychotherapist Debra Gilbert Rosenberg, LCSW, offers some pointers for women faced with the urge to be all things to all people, all of the time:

Know your needs -- "It's important to strike a balance that works for you on all levels -- financially and emotionally. Listen only to your needs and the needs of your family, to establish this balance, whatever it may be."

Banish the guilt -- "If finances dictate that you work a full schedule, or if you need to work to maintain a healthy sense of personal identity, then good: Work. If this is what's best for your family, accept it. Then find nurturing child care and let the guilt go."

Be a "good enough" mother -- Rosenberg cites Donald Winnicott, a mid-20th century English pediatrician and psychoanalyst who made the concept of the "good-enough" mother famous. "You don't need to be Super Mom," she says. "Your job as a parent is to provide your children with healthy food, safe shelter, good education, love, respect, and nurturing. But no one ever said it all has to come solely from you."

Remember -- No one has it all. "'Having it all' was not what the women's movement of the 1960s and '70s was about: It was about having choice and opportunity. It's been twisted into this notion that women are supposed to have the amazing career and the amazing kids and the amazing husband and the amazing body -- all at once. Men don't have it all -- and they never have. Why do modern women believe they can have -- no, expect to have -- everything, all at once? Something has to give."

images courtesy elle decor

Saturday, May 28, 2011

from the bottom up

found some rugs for a great client today . . . we are starting from the bottom up.
such fun.

images courtesy elle decor.

Friday, May 27, 2011

it's time

happy summer!

images courtesy elle decor

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


i find i am the happiest with something when i don't over think it and just go for it . . .
especially with lighting . . .
the more risk you take the happier you will be.

images courtesy elle decor & som unknowns.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


i have been a ghost of a blogger lately.
end of school craziness!
more in a bit.
images courtesy elle decor, martha stewart & domino.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

happy mother's day

happy mother's day!
i hope you . . . .
get a card . . .
have some time with your kiddos . . .
get your favorite flowers . . .
take a relaxing bath . . .
have some yummy coffee . . .

and get to sleep in!
images courtesy elle decor, anne sage, country living


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