Archive of ‘Painting’ category

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…

Happy Fall Y’All: Simple Pumpkin Painting DIY

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.  There are simple and often inexpensive way to add the warm colors of the season to your home. Inspiration Last […] 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…

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…

Itsy Bitsy Lakeside Cottage Master Bedroom DIY Headboard

As some of you may know last spring I worked on a new restaurant in downtown Rochester that was built from scratch in a warehouse factory. The owners had purchased reclaimed wood floors to be put into the restaurant that came from an old Ohio mitten factory. After all the reclaimed wood floors were installed, there was a […] Read more…

The Mix and Match approach to Design at the Itsy Bitsy Cottage

Peace, Love and Sandy Feet! That’s what lake life is all about, right? When you live on the lake you need all the sleeping spaces you can get for your visitors. Here’s another peek into my daughter Chloe’s room where nothing really matches but it all seems to go together! Fun graphic colors and whimsical […] Read more…

Peace, Love and Sandy Feet: the Adventure of the Itsy Bitsy Cottage

As an artist and designer I have been blessed with wonderful friends and clients with drop dead gorgeous cottages, cabins and lake houses. Last year I had the privilege of painting murals in a clients second home located on the banks of Canandaigua Lake in Bristol NY. A spacious and unreal plot of land that […] Read more…

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