Focus on Creativity

Holiday Home Tour sneak peak

This coming Saturday I will be participating in my very first Designer House Tour. Ten beautiful homes in my town will open their doors to the public for the day in order to raise money for the schools. Since most  (if not all) of the homes on the tour, have already...

read more

Halloween Yard Art- Country Style

It's still October and crazy as it seems, the North East has just gone through the first major snow storm of the season.  Just like thousands of others, we lost power, so this is my first post written by way of a generator. Gotta love living in the Country! Since...

read more
Don’t Make This Mistake When You List Your Home For Sale

Don’t Make This Mistake When You List Your Home For Sale

When it comes time to sell your home, a common mistake many homeowners make is that they Decorate their home to sell rather than Stage their home to sell. When you decorate your home it is all about you, the homeowner. As lovely as it may be, it is still your taste...

read more
Juan Montoya and Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Juan Montoya and Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Design Boston 2011 wrapped up last week at the Boston Design Center and in my previous post I shared wisdom from Candice Olson.  As promised, I wanted to share a little something from the other two Design Super Stars who also spoke; Juan Montoya and Martyn Lawrence...

read more
Wisdom From Candice Olson

Wisdom From Candice Olson

Every October the Boston Design Center hosts a wonderful event called Design Boston. It is 3 days jammed packed with back to back seminars, new product introductions, color forecasts, trends, and always a few Design celebrities. This year the organizers out did...

read more
Chalk it Up Baby! Before and After

Chalk it Up Baby! Before and After

There is a new furniture paint bursting onto the design scene called Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It truly is an amazing paint because it goes over anything and there is absolutely no prep work involved. No stripping, no sanding, nada! All you have to do is paint and then...

read more
Three Tips For Choosing the best White Paint

Three Tips For Choosing the best White Paint

Think choosing the best white paint is easy? think again. They say the Eskimos have over 100 words for SNOW.  Well not to be outdone, paint companies have hundreds and hundreds of names for the color WHITE. This fact was recently pointed out to a good friend of mine....

read more
Super Easy,Super Quick,Fall Decorations

Super Easy,Super Quick,Fall Decorations

It was just a few short weeks ago that I was bemoaning the fact that Homegoods was all Halloween. Then yesterday while picking up coffee at our local farm I saw that the first bunch of pumpkins are out and Fall decor is now pretty much everywhere.   Over the past...

read more
My Ben Moore Color Stories-Story.

My Ben Moore Color Stories-Story.

I first heard rumors that Ben Moore was going to be introducing a new line of full spectrum paint way back last Winter. I asked all three of my local Ben Moore paint stores and not one of them had heard a thing. Then as luck would have it, my blogosphere friend Kelly...

read more
Wallpaper: Thumbs Up Or Down?

Wallpaper: Thumbs Up Or Down?

The first house my husband and I bought had 7 rooms of dated, hideously ugly wallpaper. Every room was covered in a busy print of  flowers, birds, or fruit. It took weeks and weeks of labor (steaming, scoring, scraping) to get it off. I still remember the agony and...

read more
Do Your Home’s Colors Support Your Body Type?

Do Your Home’s Colors Support Your Body Type?

Okay, I know it sounds crazy but hear me out. The American Formulating and Manufacturing Co (AFM) has introduced a new line of no-VOC, toxic free paint based on the East Indian alternative medicine of Ayurveda . Ayurveda, which means longevity in Sanskrit, divides...

read more
Saturday Morning Inspiration with Holly Becker of Decor8

Saturday Morning Inspiration with Holly Becker of Decor8

This past Saturday I was one of the lucky dozens who had the opportunity to meet Holly Becker at Anthrolpogie in Boston. Holly is the founder of the widely popular blog Decor8 and the author of the best selling book Decorate. She currently lives in Germany and is on a...

read more
Don’t make these 3 mistakes when Staging your own home

Don’t make these 3 mistakes when Staging your own home

Most sellers today realize the imporatance of preparing their home for the market or what we call Staging. I see a lot of homes for sale and more often than not, I  see three mistakes that sellers continue to make.   1. Assuming buyers won't notice something....

read more
What gets me up at 5am on Sunday

What gets me up at 5am on Sunday

Not too far from where I live is a Sunday morning secret that everyone, yet no one, seems to know about. Most of my friends have never heard of it (even the ones who live nearby) yet it is always crowded. I forget how I first heard about it but I have been going on...

read more
Dealing With  “Ghosts of Owners Past”

Dealing With “Ghosts of Owners Past”

Moving into a new home comes with lots of excitement and anticipation.  Most of us can't wait to make our new house "our home". Often times this means purging decorating decisions that were made by the previous owners; things I call "Ghosts of Owners Past".  Some of...

read more
Collecting and Displaying Books..How Many Are Too Many?

Collecting and Displaying Books..How Many Are Too Many?

One of my (many) passions is books. I have been collecting them since High School and I feel the same way about books as I do art; I couldn't be truly happy living without either. I think the easiest way to make a house a home is to surround yourself with books that...

read more
Testing Wall Color 101

Testing Wall Color 101

When it comes time to paint, most of us start out at the same place; either the paint store or the paint department of one the big box stores. After looking over 100's of chips we decide on a few different possibilities and then come home to test them out (I certainly...

read more

Standard Post With Video

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Curabitur et blandit tortor. Suspendisse ultricies purus non mi ullamcorper id commodo elit tempor. Nullam eu tellus sed ligula hendrerit auctor. Fusce tempor malesuada odio ut condimentum. Curabitur rutrum...

read more
My Camper Mocks Me

My Camper Mocks Me

When I took my training to become a True Color Expert, one of the very first things our teacher, Maria Killam, taught us are the three most important principles about color. #1. Color is either LIGHT or DARK (also called value). #2. Color is either WARM ( Red, Yellow,...

read more
Through The Looking Glass

Through The Looking Glass

I spent a wonderful afternoon last week checking out American glass artist Dale Chihuly. The MFA in Boston is showcasing his work with a new show called Through The Looking Glass. I first saw Chihuly's amazing talent at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas several years...

read more
Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

Get the FREE Guide: Top Five Mistakes People Make When Taking Photos with Their iPhone

Get the Guide + each new blog post delivered to your inbox.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest