A Day Of Shooting With Fifi O’neill For Boho Style Magazine

Friday the 13th of October was more fun than a barrel of kitties! Magazine editor and styling guru, along with her masterful photographer, Mark Lohman and assistant son Taylor, arrived toting a giant bucket of gorgeous fresh flowers and equipment galore. Kitty lover Fifi immediately charmed Gracie Lee, and even aloof Buggy Buggerson kitty let Fifi snap her photo. Our home fits right into Fifi's BOHO Style magazine. She featured my Color Inspirati...

DIY: From Ugly Joint Compound Texture To Lustrous Venetian Plaster – Part 1 Prep

This post is sponsored by Modern Masters who provided me with Venetian Plaster products and tools. The opinions I have shared about the products are my own​. Are you a faux finisher, reluctant to tackle old textured walls for a client? Or, an adventurous DIYer who would love to go from Old World décor to a more contemporary style, using Venetian Plaster? Perfect! This project is for you! Modern Masters Venetian Plaster Ultra Deep Tint Base and Ve

Surprise! Our Front Door Was Featured In The LA Times

Last week I was blissfully working away in Valencia, California, at the offices of the fabulous Modern Masters team! Along with fellow faux finisher and decorative artist, Mary Childs from Orlando, we each created seasonal DIY projects, to be debuted prior to each holiday. What an honor and a treat to play with many of my favorite products while conjuring up projects I think you are going to swoon over. Watch for cool and creepy Halloween ideas, com...

Spiffing Up Our Deck With Matthew Mead And A Wagner Sprayer

Do you ever have to pinch yourself sometimes when something wonderful and unexpected occurs? I was so thrilled to host stylist, paint guru, photographer and magazine master at our home recently! I bet you already follow Matthew Mead and are as big a fan of him as I am. His talent, enthusiasm, and ideas are limitless, and he's a blast to hang out with. My hubby Steve built a giant party deck on our home years ago, and every couple of years we need...