{Life of a Design Da..

A few weeks ago I attended DesignSpeak’s annual members party with lots of fellow designers.   Kimberly Reuther began the organization to engage the local design community, educate homeowners, and promote local talent.  Every month she arranges a happy hour at a new and inspiring location within the city to mix, mingle, and make connections. The DesignSpeak […]

{Saturday Soiree Sty..

Want an easy and fun way to host a wine paring party?! Use a chalkboard as an over-sized tray to host all the yummy treats. Cleanup is a breeze, and it creates a casual approach for your not-so-wine-savvy guests. It’s great for autumn seasoned get-together as the chalkboard creates a Back-to-School vibe. Just place it […]

{Saturday Soiree Sty..

This crisp weather makes me want to snuggle up next to a warm campfire. Bring that feeling into your next Fall get-together by offering your guests a S’mores Bar. Set up the self-serve station with plenty of skewers and dishes filled with a variety of marshmallows, chocolate, Graham crackers, pretzels, fruit and whatever else you […]

{Monday Morning Insp..

After a last night celebrating STL’s AMAZING victory, and a hectic upcoming work week, I need major inspiration the Monday Morning and this image is getting the job done.  It completely represents my personal style, which is Hollywood Regency.  The legendary Dorothy Draper takes the credit for bringing this style into popularity in the 1920s.  […]

{Saturday Soiree Sty..

After our glorious St. Louis Cardinals victory last night, not sure how many of you are quite ready to think about drinking again….but I know you won’t want to miss out on this FABULICIOUS Halloween Theme cocktail. I got it from Mixologist Alex Straus at the Suite 700 Bar at Hotel Shanngri-La in Santa Monica. […]

{Life of a Design Da..

Hello Fellow Style Setters! Sorry for the delay in this post, just getting the hang of this WordPress thing….  Anyhow, just wanted to remember the FORM Contemporary Design Show that I exhibited in back in August.  FORM is an annual design show that features an eclectic mix of up-to-the-minute works from over 70 designers and […]

{Fantasy World} The ..

So I often fantasize about being this amazing Bond Girl of the Design world…..this is where the Alter Ego “The Design Daredevil” came from.   I would magically transform spaces into the most amazing of places…all while working on a tiny budget and inconvenient circumstances.  All the while I would also rock teased hair, cat eyes, and go go […]

{Fantasy World} The ..

Oh how I love going to the Missouri wineries this time of year….  Some of my all time favorite memories involve long tables like this one filled with my friends at one of the many spectacular vineyards in Herman or Augusta.  I especially remember (well, kinda remember) one particularly awesome Labor Day weekend trip we took years ago.  It involved 15 people shoved into […]

{Saturday Soiree Sty..

Hello lovies! I am oh-so-happy that it is officially my favorite month of the year~October! I love the changing temperatures, beautiful foliage, baseball playoffs (!), but most importantly~Halloween is coming! So get ready for a few weeks of Soiree Style inspired by my favorite day of the year, October 31st! I recommend having your pals […]