Four Ways to Add an English Cottage Look

Use burlap to give your home a cottage feel

If you are considering a new style for your home but not sure which way to go, you may want to consider English cottage style. This style can bring a warm feel to any home, as ¬†cottage homes often include subdued colors and vintage pieces. Traditional Living Room by Thousand Oaks Interior Designers & Decorators The Old Painted Cottage¬†via … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Mixing Patterns in Home Decor

luxury bathroom design by Ana Donohue Interiors

Layering patterns can be challenging, but when done right, the payoff is well worth the effort. Take for example our contribution to the Junior League of Boston Design Show House. Our "Inspiring Bath Retreat" contains a large-scale botanical wallpaper, chevron-bedecked claw foot tub, striped garden stool, and a densely patterned chair and throw … [Read more...]

Artful collecting


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think these are great words to embrace in regards to various aspects of our design lives, especially art choices. Artwork is something usually very personal for my clients, and, because I believe it should stand on its own, I tend to give my opinion on scale and color but rarely my opinion on the subject matter. I … [Read more...]