Renewed Routine – A New Beauty Edit

Jan 9, 2021 |

This time of year, I always try to do an edit of my vanity and all of the products that pile up around it.  Below are a collection of my favorites!  What are your favorites!  Comment here and let me know!  

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Styling your Ginori 1735 Oriente Italiano

Dec 18, 2020 |

Colorful, vibrant, whimsical and elegant are just a few of the words often used to describe Oriente Italiano. This wildly popular pattern by Ginori 1735 was designed by the Italian architect Gio Ponti in 1946.  He was inspired by 18th Century Florentine and Far Eastern Ceramics.  The stylized floral design features a Garafano carnation and…

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NorthPark Center Gift Guide

Dec 2, 2020 |

I love working with NorthPark Center on their Ambassador Program and as their Lifestyle and Fashion Ambassador. There are so many treasures there for the holiday season, from experiences to gifts!   Here is my edit from the fantastic 2020 Holiday Gift Guide.  Reach out and let their personal shopping team help you with your gift…

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A Love Shack Fancy Fall

I adore Love Shack Fancy's romantic florals and beautiful dresses so when I saw that they were making tabletop goodies, I was thrilled!  When they reached out to see if I would tablescape with one of their gorgeous cloths, I was even more excited! This beautiful pink "La Vie en ...
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Friday Favorites: Finally Fall

I love this time of year.  The weather in Dallas has been wonderful!  I was peeking back through images from Octobers past and found this warm tablescape that I created for Williams Sonoma two years ago when we did a Tablescaping event together.  I love purples and blues and pewters ...
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Kip’s Bay Decorator’s Showhouse Dallas

A Ladies Study by Jan Showers at Kip's Bay Showhouse Dallas We just left our visit to the Kip's Bay Decorator's Showhouse in Dallas, chaired by my dear friend and our interior designer, Jan Showers.  I'm a big fan of any decorator's showhouse because I love to see what designer's ...
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Five things you need to make it Feel like Fall!

It's time!  I'm ready for this heat and humidity to head off and make room for Fall!  This image above is of an old clock face representing the four seasons. I took it a few years ago on a trip to Charleston, one of my favorite cities! Are there things ...
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Fall Florals

I've always favored florals for Fall.  Here are few of the prettiest patterns I have found for this year.  Read more to see the selections and scroll for prices. Turn on your JavaScript to view content
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The Ark Elements

I had a "playdate" of sorts last week while in Los Angeles!  One of the many things I love about social media is the fun connections and new friends that can be made, especially while we are all doing our best to stay socially distanced.  While admiring the beautiful tabletop ...
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Friday Favorites

This image of my husband's closet from my book, Monograms for the Home, always motivates me to get my closet ready for Fall!  Check out the sale link below for a major sale on hangers! -I was so sad to miss the on line chat with Veranda and Mark D. ...
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Friday Favorites and a Special Announcement

KSW photo by David Tsay for Vernada.   I'm thrilled to announce that the amazing Shelley Johnstone Paschke and I are working on a new book together!  The book will be called A Loving Table and will feature over 20 amazing women who will share family traditions to inspire our ...
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Madeira Linens

I have a weakness for beautiful Madeira table linens.  The embroidery work coming out of the Portuguese Island of Madeira is really like no other! It was first discovered in 1850 when an Englishwoman was impressed with the hand-work of the Portuguese pheasant ladies and took trunks of it back ...
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A Beach Side Tablescape with Fete Home

It was such a joy to collaborate with Fete Home on this beach side tablescape.  My family is soaking in the last bit of summer before remote learning begins and I have enjoyed creating tablescapes on our rental's terrace overlooking the ocean.  I was thrilled when the opportunity to collaborate ...
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