What are little girls made of? Sugar, spice, and everything nice. Girls are expected to be sweet. “Nice guys finish last” is a way to tell a man to not be a loser. Niceness is somehow both what girls are fundamentally made of and what guys should strive not to be lest they fail. Continue reading Kindness over Niceness
Suddenly, I knew I had to decorate it with turf. Artificial grass ended up being the most real thing I could put in that space. I can’t tell you how much time our family and friends have sat on that deck to talk, have wine, or just breathe. And me? I’m out there writing. Continue reading Fake Spaces
Red stimulates the adrenal glands and generates feelings of energy or threat, depending on the intensity or amount. But, when used in conjunction with repetitive or detail-oriented tasks, it actually enhances performance. Red can be calming in a sunset, just as it can be exciting in a blooming geranium, or even glaring on a firetruck. It all depends on the context. The benefits of color-coordination on memory and emotion are fascinating! Continue reading How Do You See Color?
Part of the journey of a woman’s life is finding her own identity, especially her identity apart from her mother’s. It’s an important part of growing up, and one that we all eventually must do. I had a wonderful client who was on this journey still, without her realizing it. Continue reading Your Home Reflects Your Growth
“I’m going to take 15 minutes and pretend like I own your home with everything in it. I am going to tell you what I see and feel as we walk through it together. I will point out things you probably already know and some things you don’t. Then, we will sit down and discuss the meaning behind my observations and-” Continue reading Homeowner #6
We launched Devine Color at the historical Guinness Store House where close to 100 designers showed up to hear me speak about my story, how Devine Color came to be and how it traveled to Ireland. They were especially excited to hear about the new Devine Powder paint finish, a matte from a woman’s point of view, fashioned after women’s face powder. Continue reading They Called Me a Dragon