When I was about 9, my parents allowed my sister and me to choose the paint colors for our rooms. My younger sister, Lauren, chose a really beautiful pastel color for her room. I, on the other hand, felt that since I had five walls in my room that I should have five different colors. […]

I gotta be real, thinking about moments where my little one could be harmed is jarring and unsettling. As uncomfortable as it is, it’s imperative to teach kids about what to do in certain scenarios. Being proactive about her safety could easily mean life or death.    #1: What to do When Around Strangers It […]

Deciding to engage in a DIY home renovation is like getting married – no one enters the marriage expecting it to fail, but sometimes they do. People choose to tackle DIY renovations for various reasons ranging from potential financial savings to the thrill of building. Regardless of why you started, if you are dealing with […]

Before actually having a kid, Jo and I would envision what our life would be like with a little one. Let’s just say that the reality included a lot more domestic duties, a lot more arguing, a lot less money, and a lot less sex. Just keeping it 100 – staying close after baby was […]

Pets. They are members of our families that are irreplaceable. For most of us, if we had to choose between fine interior design and pets, we’d choose our pets time-and-time again. While it would be a rather easy choice to make, the good news is that we don’t have to choose! With some thoughtful execution, […]

As a society, we’ve started moving away from the notion that mothers should take the lead with child-rearing. Although we are growing, it’s important to assess if we as a society have made it to true equitable parenting?  Domestic duties are pretty split in my household. However, when it comes down to things like making […]

I’ve found that generally if a client of mine wants to steer clear of antique pieces it’s usually because they don’t want to deal with the maintenance of said antique. What many of them don’t know is that cleaning antique pieces is easy peasy. I personally think that maintaining a clean antique requires a lot […]

It seems that with the change of seasons people are naturally more inclined to want to engage in a room refresh. For me, I’m always down to switch things up because I like the “newness” of a rearranged room. Jo, on the other hand, could totally do without things switching around every few weeks. 😂 […]

So I don’t tell people the story of how I got married, because to be super transparent it’s rather embarrassing. Like seriously. I figure it’s safe to disclose the story since Jo and I are about two months shy of celebrating our tenth anniversary. This is a safe place, right guys?? Like all embarrassing stories, […]

If I had the power to impact the world in one way, it would 100% be to significantly increase the empathy that we have for one another. When I think about the vast differences that we have, empathy is the one characteristic that I think has the impact to foster a world of more compassion. […]