Category Archives: Rules

Window Dressing

Notice where Mrs. Bunny Williams hung her drapery; ceiling to floor panels bring your eye up and add a touch of luxury.  ~from Architectural Digest

Notice where Mrs. Bunny Williams hung her drapery; ceiling to floor panels bring your eye up and add a touch of luxury. ~from Architectural Digest

Window metaphors and references are endless.   Our eyes are windows to our souls, God is said to open one when a door closes, and the law of window cleaning claims that “it’s on the other side.”

Despite our love of window analogies, often times the windows in our homes get neglected or poorly dressed.  I have been quite guilty of this, too. Continue reading

The Rules of Breaking Rules

Designed by Katie Dickerson, this room uses fabric designed by Dorothy Draper and follows the rules of scale and balance. ~photo by Michael J. Lee

Designed by Katie Dickerson, this room uses fabric designed by Dorothy Draper and follows the rules of scale and balance.       ~photo by Michael J. Lee

My mother never stops teaching.  While this has caused more than a few fights during my teenage years (and in my twenties… and last week), I am forever grateful that her chosen career in education never stopped when the bell rang at the end of the day. Continue reading