Welcome to my blog. I hope you all will enjoy the journey as I bring you aspects of interior design and décor that are appealing to me. I’m a Pinterest devotee, Instagram checker, Facebook fancier, and Twitter tweeter (not that often).

My idea of a dream vacation would be antique shopping and touring historic homes here in the US, then hopping to the UK for more of the same. My favorite style of furnishings is a mixture of some new, some antiques, and English/French country thrown in. I’m not averse to clean lines of more modern styles, but I believe your home is your castle. It should reflect you and what makes you happy with comfort being the main objective.

It’s a good thing I love flowers and gardens because I’m a late bloomer! I grew up in Maryland, spent 15 years in California where our daughters were born. Fast forward back to the east coast where we have been ever since. I finished my B.A. in Art History at the University of Maryland at age 40. After several years of being an expediter for interior design firms (I ordered the furniture and fabric and kept track of client deliveries), I wanted to do the designing myself.

So I went back to school for a certification in Architecture and Interior Design.  It was a lot of fun to do client boards for projects such as a clothing store, restaurant/bar, and a yacht. The CAD was also enjoyable. The architectural drawing and blueprint rendering classes were a little tough.

It was rewarding to be on the student board of ASID where we designed a room for a designer home showcase and the next year designed a room for a local Habitat for Humanity house.

After graduating the economy was lackluster and home designing jobs were few and far between. I was able to gain some practical experience at a small family-owned company whose main income was from upholstery and window covering sales with some wallpaper and fabric thrown in.

That brings me to the present, if you’ve read this far! I just want to say I’m jumping into my new blog with fingers blazing and here to represent us baby boomers of the 50s!

I stopped waiting for the right opportunity to come along and decided to start my own company. Don’t hesitate to write to me with comments and/or any design issues. Now let’s have some fun.