Bring on the Modern…

Hello lovely readers… It has been a while since I have posted to The Design Tray, I have been busy writing blog posts for another company and while it was a lot of fun, I missed being able to send … Continue reading

Closing A Chapter

Closing A Chapter

Happy Sunday! It has been a while since I have posted on my blog, but I have decided that now is a great time to start it up again.    My family and I are moving from our charming cottage … Continue reading

Shifting Reality…

Shifting Reality…

“Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.” ― Ansel Adams I love a beautiful photograph…it captures a moment in time that transcends description.  James (aka Jamie) Bourret is a photographer that makes it look effortless. … Continue reading

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Bold and the Beautiful

I am a big admirer of both modern and abstract art.   Upon first appearance, abstract and modern art appear to be the artist simply placing something random down on a canvas, but then we realize that good art is … Continue reading

Kindness by Design

Kindness by Design

“We change the world a little each day with our kindness.” ― Tom Giaquinto, Be A Good Human Gioi Tran is 1/2 of the interior design team,  Applegate Tran, headquartered in San Francisco.  Not only is Gioi (prounced “Yoy”) a talented designer, but … Continue reading

Artful Praise

Artful Praise

I seem to have an insatiable appetite for finding out what makes creative people tick.    Tobias Tovera, a San Francisco artist is one of my new favorites.   Although Tobias and I have never met in person, we have … Continue reading

In Good Company – An Interview With Sigal

metaleaf gold

I have had the pleasure of meeting Sigal Sasson through email after I contacted her about her beautiful rugs several months ago (they also have a pillow collection, but I will focus on the rugs in this post).    Their … Continue reading

Southern Charm Part Two – Charleston!

As promised, here is a recap of the second part of my trip to Savannah and Charleston. On the road to Charleston,  we stopped at a small general store and I was amazed at the surprising array of great foods … Continue reading

Southern Charm

I recently returned from a fabulous trip to Savannah (Georgia) and Charleston (South Carolina).   I will give you a recap of up my trip in two separate posts, there is simply too much to share in one!  This post … Continue reading

Take It Outdoors!

With the weather warming up, I am sure we are all thinking about what we can do to spruce up our outdoor space.  The changes do not have to be an expensive undertaking,  rather focus on creating a space that … Continue reading