We love to visit the beach off season. Montauk in Long Island, NY is one of our favorite places to go. A great place to stay is Gurneys Inn located right on the water. The views are spectacular, from when you turn into the parking lot off of Old Montauk Highway, to walking down the steps to the beach. And then, watch a sunset from a private deck…
If I was a designer in the 1960’s I like to think I could have designed a house as creative as this! My family and I stayed in this beautiful log house located in the woods in Aspen, Colorado last week. It was originally designed by Herb & Marcy Balderson many years ago. Herb, who passed away a few years ago, was a master wood worker. His artwork in the form of carved bowls, statues and iron work, graces the walls of this home and the scenic outdoors.
I joined my son’s class on a recent trip to the Historical Philipsburg Manor, as part of his studies on Colonial times. The tour and activity center teaches about the thriving farming, milling and trading center owned by the Philips family in the 18th century…
The common element throughout is good design. There’s always a reason why an element is chosen for a certain place, whether it’s a colorful painting in a room or a specific fabric on a chair. There’s also a functionality to every item that is unique to each project’s solution. It’s sort of like an oversized jigsaw puzzle with a place and reason for each piece.
“Your rooms are like a painting. Each component is a brushstroke to create the whole picture. It’s magic every time!”