Archive of ‘How-To’ category

Operation Ombre: Turquoise dip dyed wall treatment.

Hello friends and welcome to my first post of 2016! I’ve been a little under the weather since  New Year’s and boy I’ve been itching to get back to using my paintbrush. I’ve been working at my friend Nikki’s house for a few weeks now concentrating on her three kids bedrooms. In  her daughter Cate’s bathroom we were […] Read more…

Modern Poppy Mural in a Classic Cape Cod

A few weeks back I was contacted by a potential client Patricia asking to set up an appointment to see her new Cape Cod home that she and her husband have been renovating for the past three months. She wanted a mural in the former dining room turned music room, more specifically a piano room. […] Read more…

Thanksgiving Dinner: Giving Thanks High-Low style

Each October as the leaves start to change colors and the air gets cooler I get excited for my favorite season.  Nothing says autumn and Thanksgiving like watching football, getting out the sweaters, raking leaves and making warm meals. I’ve never been the person that keeps the nice China squirreled away up in the attic. I use it […] Read more…

Happy Fall Y’All

Every September when the leaves start to change color and the air gets a bit chilly here in Upstate New York I know Fall and Halloween are just around the corner.  I love bringing out the fall decorations.  They are simple and often inexpensive way to add the warm colors of the season to your home. Last year, […] Read more…

It’s Back to School & Mom needs a Office Makeover.

Back to school time not only means getting organized for kids and teachers but for busy moms too.  Tackling bus schedules, ballet rehearsals, play dates, swim classes, family functions, and work meeting require some serious organization and time management!  What a better time to get an active working mom a new home office makeover. For […] Read more…

Patterns, Paint, Poufs and Porches.

This week my good friend from college and her daughter are coming to visit the cottage for the first time. I wanted to make their short stay as comfortable as possible. The weather forecast is a good one and we’re sure to spend most the time outside on the water or inside the screened in […] Read more…

The Itsy Bitsy Cottage Kitchen Makeover

I will never forget he first time I walked into the cottage I said to my husband  “These cabinets dividing the kitchen and the living room have got to go!”  And on closing day we remove the cabinets under the soffit and it immediately made the kitchen seem more spacious. Aside from removing the curtains and blinds […] Read more…

Farm Table for 14 please

As most of you know I come from a big Italian family.  My sister, her family and my niece and nephew live on our street. My aunt lives one street over from us. My parents live in walking distance from us in addition to having cousins and other family members so close it’s a given we […] Read more…

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