House Beautiful: Design Tips

February 05

I am honored to be featured among other talented Next Wave Designers in the March 2019 House Beautiful. We were asked to give our best design advice. Read more to see my response!

xx LL

Classic & Clean

February 01

I love white interiors mixed with beautiful antiques. The contrast between white walls and dark wood is so livable and inviting without being too fussy. When I saw this Georgia home by designer Lauren Lowe I was immediately inspired. Her style reminds me of my own personal style which I would call classic and clean. Happy weekend!
xx LL

Happy New Year!

January 01

Happy New Year! Miles Redd is one of my favorite interior designers. I love his use of color and pattern and think that his southern sensibility is very relatable. He recently completed a project in Texas that I fell madly in love with! The cabana bar in the living room is brilliant and the overall color palette is so easy to live with.
Cheers to new beginnings in 2019!
xx LL

House Beautiful 2016

December 17

One of my favorite interior design firms is O and S. Catherine’s Texas home graced the cover of House Beautiful in 2016 and she did such a lovely job decorating for the holidays without being over the top with her red and green colored Christmas decor. I just love the beautiful mix of fabrics and antique pieces. She uses color but in a soft way where every room feels bright and spacious. Enjoy!



Feeling Festive with Orange

December 07

This Christmas, I’m decorating with orange, and not just the color but the actual fruit! I love the way the citrus pairs with the fragrant evergreen Christmas tree and rich red cranberries. You can dehydrate oranges using this recipe here. String your dry orange slices as a garland around your tree. You can also use the thin slices to decorate your front door wreath. Add a traditional red bow or have some fun with a turquoise ribbon.

Click here to enjoy these photos on my Christmas Pinterest board!




xx LL








Rooms with a View 2018

November 05

I participated in Rooms with a View at Southport Congregational Church this year. The theme was “We Gather Together” so I wanted to a create a space where I would personally like to gather. As the season changes and the weather turns a little cooler, I imagine myself in a sunroom surrounded by warmth and the outdoors. I tented the ceiling to give the space a cabana like feel and covered the walls and furniture in a floral Peter Fasano print. I added a calamondin tree and stag horn fern to the space because both plants belong indoors this time of year in Connecticut. The blue and white ginger jars and antique chinoiserie mirror add an Asian element to the space while the camel side table feels more Middle Eastern (and an animal you may see outside a tent in the desert). The layers and prints add interest to the space so that you may sit down and stay a while.

I hope you were able to visit this year, and if not, please try to go for the 25th Anniversary next year!

xx LL

Thank you to all of the vendors that made my space possible, I could not have done it with you!

Bunny Williams Home– chaise lounge

Kostas Upholstery– all upholstery and tented ceiling

Circa Lighting– floor lamp and bell jar lantern

Antique and Artisan Gallery– mirror, chair, side table, and blue and white accessories

Lydia Marie Elizabeth– watercolor rendering of space