Tuesday’s Tip: Painting

Wrap a rubber band around your paint can to stop drips and to prevent paint from drying in the lid!

Fashion Week New York – Jason Wu

What a lovely surprise to find an invitation to the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on my birthday! In a few weeks, I’ll be heading to New York to get a sneak peek of Jason Wu’s Spring 2013 collection. He has an incredible attention to detail and glamorous aesthetic. While in New York, I’ll also have a chance to weigh in on product development for Brizo, a beautiful collaboration of function and beauty.

Fall 2011

Spring 2012

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

I can’t wait to show you pictures of the fabulous show! (Honey, you may want to call American Express and tell them it’s just me)


Tuesday’s Tip and Fall Trends

A small detail can go a long way, and it can also bring a boring space to life! I am honored to be asked by HGTV to weigh in on the top 2012 trends! (pictures 18-19) See how Brian Patrick Flynn effortlessly uses my favorite Fall Trend.

Tip: Jazz up your bookshelves by adding wallcovering to the back!

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Tobi Fairley


“I like symmetry and it’s quite easy to create a tablescape that has a pair of lamps with a gorgeous accessory or work of art in the middle.”  – Tobi Fairley


Tuesday’s Tip: Small Spaces

If you have a small space, try incorporating an acrylic piece of furniture. This will help the room “breathe” and take up less visual space. Click here for more uses of acrylic furniture.


White Linen Night – New Orleans

This weekend, my husband and I went to New Orleans for White Linen Night. The block party celebrates local artists and galleries along Julia Street. Samplings of New Orleans’ world-famous cuisine from local restaurants are scattered throughout the Art District. And of course, a white linen outfit is a must!

I’m always on a mission to scope out swanky hotels with haute decor. The Saint Hotel was a great discovery!

Now that’s a dining table! (Why do the dining tables never look like this at Bed & Breakfast hotels???)

I think the chandelier inside the bell is so clever!

White makes me happy, and so does this graphic carpet pattern! The contrasting ceiling is a nice touch too.

Mallory Page unveiled a series called Treehouse for White Linen Night. Her use of color is genius!