Home Style

Home styling is lifestyle transformation.
Add flowers, accessories, fabric, color and design to your space and you activate life force in your home and your life.
Home style is how your personality is reflected in your surroundings and this aesthetic wow-factor can lift you up!
Get inspired here to create your own interiors in your own way.

puppy bob

Bob is high energy inspiration all by himself!

But, in the way he likes to pull his pillows toward other patterns, and the way he insists on adding soft to hard textures, that’s how Bob is a design genius.

Today, I wanted to share an idea to take your flowers, your home styling and even your outfits to the next level.   Continue Reading…

reading clair

(urban outfitters instagram)

When I was a kid, I would take books to my blanket forts to read them.  When I was a little older, I would take them to the yard and sit on a lounge chair.  Older still, I would find a bench in the park in New York to read in the Fall.  There was something about escaping into a book that was uniquely appealing, and I had no real space to do it in my childhood home.

Years later I realized I needed to make space.

If you don’t have space at home to read a book, reading can be a forgotten art. With that forgotten art a lot of fantasy and inagination is also lost.

Let’s get it back!

Style yourself an extraordinary reading space today!  Continue Reading…



The above is quite collossal design that is drenched with personality yet as minimalistic as can be!  This is the Paris apartment I’m after… but for now, let’s focus on the shining star of the room: the chandelier.  If you want to really alter a space for the better, add a spectacular chandelier.   Continue Reading…

floor pillows

(free people)

There’s nothing quite as grounded as sitting on the floor, and there’s nothing I love more than a great set of floor pillows or poufs, ottomans and fabulous loungers.   Today, the most gorgeous vintage inspired poufs and pillows can help you to rethink the extra seating- or relaxation spaces-  you may need or crave in your home.   Continue Reading…

design sponge wood dining area (design*sponge greatness)

Many many of you have simple wood furniture at home.  It’s most common, most accessible and easiest to acquire vintage, too.  The issue is that wood can pile up in ways that are overwhelming.  And as I restyle my own too-heavily-wood dining room I can tell you that it can feel burdensome to have too much wood.  But if you mix lots of wood (in your areas with lots of wood) with simplicity… the result is fresh and sophisticated!   Continue Reading…



While I applaud you if you have just one plant at home- a plant that is loved and thriving- there’s a whole lot of power in grouping plants.  Continue Reading…

splatter paint


Splattered and spectacular. It’s rare to see splattered paint in decor, but when you do… it’s instantly dynamic.  Here’s some design inspiration to wake up a space with a Pollock-like splash!  Continue Reading…

red candles


The idea of colored candles theming a post on a design blog is hardly original.  While I admired many of the posts I found while scouring for the best colored candle inspiration, I’m including this one because it is something I don’t think enough about, yet a quick fix for any home’s feng shui.

Both are my ideas- not feng shui per say- and yet both methods of colored candle using have stood up to the test of time and I love them a whole lot!  Continue Reading…