June 30, 2019

Early in my design career, I thought I would ride off into the sunset as a ‘green architect’. At the time the term sustainability was not even a thing. Inspired by an internship in the tropical island of Hawaii, I returned home and googled ‘ecological architecture’. Th...

June 30, 2019

She said, 'What's going on in your relationship?'

And that's when I knew that

a) she had a gift

and

b) this feng shui stuff was real. 

My first session with coach, Tandy Pryor, confirmed a truth I did not want to see. She pointed out, just by noticing the way my couch...

March 12, 2019

The first time I had a client who allowed me to really go for it and design with all the unlimited budget I had trained for it scared me. 

He said, 'I want you to make it amazing', and then didn't really tell me much about what he wanted.

I really wanted it to be ri...

March 12, 2019

Carrots, parsnips, radishes, fingerlings, beets, horseradish, turnips, and yams might might not look like much above ground, but there are some really beautiful varieties out there. These roots give us a new perspective about what’s happening beneath the soil. I love t...

February 26, 2019

My favorite topic to address around setting intentions and designing a beautiful life is clutter. It really is one of the easiest things to change and for some people the most impactful. Clutter is not just your piles of clothes or stacks of folders on your desk. If yo...

February 12, 2019

A few years ago after some major shifts and changes, I got out a big piece of paper. On one side I wrote 'Chopping Block’ and on the other ‘Uplift’. As a visual person I needed to see things written down in order to digest what had just place. Under Chopping Block I li...

January 15, 2019

With no real ancestral heritage in the Swedish direction that I can think of, I have decided I am a kindred Swedish soul regardless.

Why? The Swedish are design savvy. One  trip to Sweden almost ten years ago I was amazed to see how each person integrated the love of na...

January 2, 2019

So often, we find our lives suddenly “too busy.” Calendars feel full to bursting, the thought of finding time to make a delicious dinner is too time-consuming, and our careers seem to be on the verge of either falling apart or going gang-busters. 

Allowing space for res...

December 10, 2018

If you type the word ‘fancy’ into Pinterest, a giant mess of pictures shows up: recipes using heirloom tomatoes, herbs in ice cubes, a mixture of both casual sundresses and all-out ballgowns, and lots of chocolate inspired cocktails.

What does fancy really look like? Do...

December 3, 2018

Why not say no to overwhelm and pick a few delightful ways to entertain your own entertaining skills this year for the holidays? Or just do something sweet and selfish for yourself?

Obtaining an evocative scent used to drive me to go sneaking off with pruners to the nea...

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