There is something about a moss ball that is so English. And England is just one of my obsessions. How could you not love a country that still has a kind & queen? Pubs, hedgerows, red round mailboxes, gardens for backyards, tea at tea time and Thomas Hardy.

Something about birds.


I’m not sure where my obsession for birds came from. As an English lit major it was always a mysterious, engaging theme throughout poetry & prose. If you wanted to bring something into the etherial, mention a bird. Nests, eggs, feathers. Birth. Transformation. Flying.

They are in my home and all over my home. Pillows, pottery, lamps, dishes, linens, books.

Our house is a very, very, very fine house…

…with 3 cats in the house, a 100lb chocolate lab, and 3 kids running everywhere. And life is sweet. My hubby and I have designed & built two homes. It is a long, exciting and laborious process, but one we love. My husband grew up designing & building homes with his family. I grew up changing around the furniture in my room every weekend, browsing art museums, reading books & marketing for the architectural & design industry.

Designing a house is fun, designing the inside of a house is even more fun. Here’s a peak at our nest.