Ooo Baby, Baby


Gathering some ideas for the baby’s nursery! (Im so excited I can talk to you about it now! We had our first sonogram on Tuesday and saw the heartbeat and all looks good!!! )……
So….The guest room will transition into the nursery and its already painted the perfect hues of pale yellow and an aqua accent wall. So I’m brainstorming decor ideas. Right now, I’m loving coral, aqua and yellow with white accents. I have an antique dresser with mirror very similar to the one in the second image/collage that I plan to paint aqua and will reside on the wall opposite the aqua accent one. The aqua wall will house the crib (white with bright Amy Butler fabrics) with a mural of a vintage hot air balloon!

Although we don’t know whether we are having a girl or boy yet, I love these ideas which can go either way for both. So what do you think? Any other thoughts or brainstorms?

1. Its Great to be Home, 2. Onto Baby, 3. birds have flowers: bedding

With Many Thanks

What a week this has been! Thanks to you, the Fall 2011 Issue of Gatherings Magazine has received over 10,000 views in less than a week and was featured on several amazing blogs. You know this dream of mine wouldn’t be possible without you and I just want to take a moment here to let you know how grateful and fortunate I am to have your generous support.

I’m not sure if I have responded to every email, FB mention or Tweet, but I do deeply appreciate your feedback on the Fall Issue. If you do not know already this magazine project is not the only thing I am in the process of birthing. My husband and I are expecting our first child next spring and I am in the throws of morning sickness (what a misnomer.. more like all-day/night sickness) which is teaching me lessons in patience for sure.

So thank you friends for being a part of my world, for sharing in these joys with me and for spreading the word about Gatherings. Here is the start of a list. If you have blogged about the Fall issue of Gatherings, please leave a link in the comments section and I will add it to the FB fan page and tweet it.


Thank you, Holly for the Decor8 feature

Thank you, Rachel for posting on Lovely Clusters

Thank you, Emma for sharing with your readers!

Thank you, Susana for your Citrus and Orange post.

Thank you, Heather for interviewing me about this issue

of Gatherings on Postroad Vintage!

Thank you, Jeska of Lobster and Swan for such a lovely post!

Thank you, Christina for your contributions and sharing with your readers at Soul Aperture

Thank you, Ginny for your dear friendship and kind words over at Cooking with Chopin

Thank you, Maren for modeling, creating, styling and for sharing it all with your readers at Sai Sai Arts.


May you witness your dreams unfolding this week. I can’t wait to hear what you have been up to!

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Fall 2011 Gatherings Magazine


A Labor of Love has come to fruition! Issue 2 of Gatherings Magazine is now live! Just Click the Image above to start reading!

This issue is 120 pages to tantalize your senses! Too bad its not scratch and sniff because you surely would be able to smell cinnamon, cloves, a crackling fire, simmering butternut squash and the crispness of a clear Autumn day!

Come see all of the fabulous contributors including:

Designer, Annette Tatum, Tamar of Nest Pretty Things, Susana of Citrus and Orange, Emma Lamb and many more!!

Hope you enjoy and take time to click all the fabulous links to so many great resources! Happy Fall!!

You can have your very own hardcopy version to hold and read at home. It makes a unique gift!

Just follow this link!

Thanks for your love and support. I couldn’t do this without you!!


ps. don’t forget you can “Pin” images from the magazine in the smaller unexpanded version!




Mantling A Design Dilemma


Last week I finished a project in collaboration with The Decorlogist , who asked me to use my paint and a little magic to transform this rock fireplace. The orangey hues of the rock were definitely not working for this casual cottage chic client with a particular affinity for blues, gray and healthy doses of white. So we chose Benjamin Moore’s River Reflections, Apparition and Cloud White for the fireplace to insert a whole new color scheme into this living room. Of course, Kristie (aka, The Decorologist) has not finished waving her magic wand over this room. The walls will soon transform to pale blue with a sprinkling of gorgeous shades of white slipcovered furniture. I hope she shares the finished photos with us. Imagine the lovely white Christmas that will encircle this color appropriate fireplace wall this year!

But for today, be encouraged that there is very little that can’t be altered with paint.

Change the tone of your room….

Contact me for more information on transforming your space with paint/color!