Fab Finds, Lighting, Wall Decor

Sakura Cherry Blossoms in Design

Sakura Cherry Blossom Art

Several years ago, I had the privilege of traveling to Japan during cherry blossom season (mid-March through early May). It is truly a magical time to be in Japan, Sakura cherry blossoms explode like cotton candy fireworks from chocolate brown branches. I collected some ways to celebrate cherry blossom season through design. […]


Children's Bathrooms, Fab Finds, Furniture, Room Decor, Wall Decor

The NYC Architectural Digest Show: From Birds to Bath


The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is a wonderland of design resources to help the designer or homeowner find resources. It’s great to see everyone from artisans to major appliance brand reps. Below are a couple of standouts. […]


Fab Finds, Wall Decor

Vintage Chalkware Wall Art from Miller Studio

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It’s no secret, I’m a lover of vintage housewares—I collect dishes, glassware and old picture books. Much of my artwork takes inspiration from things I’ve seen from other eras. One of the items I see often are these charming chalkware hand-painted wall sculptures by Miller Studio. [..]


Children's Books, Fab Finds, Furniture, Organization, Room Decor, Wall Decor

Chic Picks from the New York International Gift Fair 2013


The New York International Gift Fair is the big mama of all gift shows. Thousands of exhibitors come from all over to set up booths to show perspective buyers their wares. The sea of product categories is astounding. […]


Design Reveal, Wall Decor

Design Reveal: Silver Safari

Silver Safari

Safari is a classic nursery theme that I happily get requests for over and over. Gentle giraffes and adorable elephants are images many parents (and I!) love to see in children’s rooms. Traditionally, my work consists of carefully painted images complete with meticulous shading and detail, like my classic Safari landscape mural below. […]


Fab Finds, Furniture, Lighting, Room Decor, Tips & Trends, Wall Decor

Trendspotting with Sam: Graphic, Green & Gold

Nursery with Gallery Wall

Design is constantly evolving. We take what we love and build upon it with a fresh look or twist or maybe we move in a completely new direction. Keep your finger on the pulse of design with me, and check out my forecasts for what will be chic and neat in 2013 nursery design. Trend: Dimensional Graphic Pattern For the