My design sensibilities emerged in my 30s, when I was in-between jobs living in a new house with blank walls. My creative brain came to life as I binge-watched HGTV and taught myself to sew. Magazine photos and model home tours helped me discover my style, while trial and error challenged me to push beyond my limits.
Now, I write about the many facets of interior design and home renovation that have brought me joy. And while I keep up with trends, I am still the girl who takes comfort in being surrounded by toile, velvet, tufting, warm colors, thick cushions, elegant gold frames, and baskets. Lots of baskets.
That would be me. The real "Miss Manners," of course, is Judith Martin, an authority on etiquette. I liked the subtle play on words. I also really liked the board game "Clue" as a kid: I intend to someday live in a house with a Billiard Room and a Conservatory.
Minus the dead body, of course.