Today’s client has a beautiful display area in her dining room and fabulous color on the walls…but the plethora of clear glass in the built-ins isn’t creating the impact the space is capable of.




I gathered a ton of bright-colored accessories, including fun books from Half Price and got to work. Mixing punchy colors with more subdued objects and adding a bit of shiny metal gives the overall space the feeling of history…that these things have been collected over time, and with care. I’m proud that the room feels polished but still retains a lot of warmth, because this is a very lively, loving home. It may look “put together” but it doesn’t look like a stage set. That’s really important to me.

To top it all off, today is the client’s birthday, and cake was involved. Three cheers for cake!