Pouf! How to make your own floor pillows*


As part of the West Elm, but at NOWHERE NEAR the cost. Sexy, oui? Here’s what you’ll need: 1 burlap coffee bag (150 lb capacity) 1 yard of muslin or an old white sheet foam, egg-crate style or something with some density. poly-fill thread sewing machine And that’s it! Pretty simple, huh? *Or, conversely, I could make them for you. ...

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A week in review


Ok, so it has been a light week over here at the Baroness. No posts. Bad blogger! But I’ve been BUSY. If you happen to follow me on facebook, you might have been keeping up with my shenanigans this week. Here’s an update for the rest of you. On Monday, I worked what is the twice-a-year highlight of my job: ...

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I’m living in the Bob Newhart Show (and I like it)


Thanks to Patrick Williams, someone I worked with extensively in my former life as a musician and member of the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. Small world, huh?!

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HALP! A dining room paint color dilemma


During my tenure as design coach for Re-Energized by Design, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the great paint from Sherwin Williams. Not only was I pleased with the color choices but also the paint itself: low-VOC, great coverage, and — best of all –LOW PRICE. They’ve also got a pretty fantastic online tool with the ...

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Re-Energized! By Design, that is.


I’m incredibly honored to be a design coach for Re-Energized By Design challenge. What’s that about?! Re-Energized by Design is a fast-paced home makeover web series, where 6 teams compete to re-decorate their homes with a focus on integrating energy efficiency into their design. Everything is DIY, and the budgets are terribly small; but with some creativity and some elbow ...

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