Category: Travel

Artist I Love: Daniel Buren in Mexico


I’ve written before about Daniel Buren, the renowned French conceptualist that does site-specific installations. Over the years, I’ve been inspired by his bold use of stripes, colors, and geometric patterns, and the juxtaposition of his work against the iconic buildings in which he chooses to display them. Buren has a...

Translating Venetian Stripes


Something I love about Venice is the classic, crisp awning stripes that are widely used as decorative accents - especially outdoors. I’ve always admired the striped mooring poles in the canal and the different color combinations of stripes throughout the city. I’ve written about my stripe obsession before, but seeing...

Stones of Venice


When I was a teenager, my high school art teacher gave me a copy of The Stones of Venice, by John Ruskin. Looking back, this gift was strangely significant. The book, no doubt, planted the seed of my love affair with Venice, but also my eventual career path. First published...

Snapshots from London


This week I’m taking a break from writing about Italy (though I’ll return to it in my next post!) to focus on the week my family and I spent in London. I’ve always loved the UK capital and lived there while studying abroad my junior year in college. This trip,...

Visiting Palladio’s Villa Barbaro


One of the best parts of my recent trip to Italy (besides the amazing anniversary/birthday celebration!) was visiting Villa Barbaro, about an hour inland from Venice in the Veneto region. With map in hand, we headed straight for Villa Barbaro in our sporty Italian rental car. We made a day...


  • Took this picture hearstcastle last spring Its a small shed
  • Sculpture by fitzhughkarol at the first sculpturewalk2018 hosted by washingtonartassociation
  • Getting ready for Christmas and pulling out all of the
  • Spotted this classic sitting room at Privet House in CT

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by design and the subtle impact of our surroundings. Some of my earliest influences still resonate – I think of the dark woods and textured lodens of my father’s shooting club, the smell of fresh paint on a new canvas, and the bold symmetry of the Philip Johnson Glass house just down the street. For me, it was a natural path to become an Interior Designer. I love what I do. I’ve created this Journal to share my thoughts, finds and design inspirations. I hope you enjoy it!

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