Neither Frumpy nor Pedestrian

I am decidedly NOT a techie and am known to stubbornly resist change in this area.
I mean, what was wrong with the 8 Track, right?

An iPad? I just rolled my eyes.

However, after watching my friend, Lauren from Pure Style Home perform seeming miracles using her new iPad, I reconsidered (I’ll post another time about the app – Moodboard – that had me so giddy).  The very next day found me purchasing my shiny new iPad and inquiring about a fun cover.
Blank stare from Verizon guy.
I was led over to a small rack with black, black and black choices. Huh? I took black.

Perfectly functional and right for some, but just not for me.

But this could not be the end of the story. What was the problem? This is Apple right? Purveyors of Cool. So where was the iPad cover for ME? I need style, function, pizzaz. Honest to Pete! Could no one produce an iPad case with personality or a place to put a stylus?

MacBook Pro on my lap (“never” I remarked when asked if I wanted a PC all those years ago) I started my search for an iPad cover.

Happy Owl Studio!!!!!!

Ta da!

Meet The Clutch, one of 3 styles the folks at Happy Owl Studios created for the rest of us.


A place for everything, and everything in its place. Ahhh.

To be fair, another friend, Rachel James from RJ Interiors, has a beautiful iPad case from Twelve South.

First glance, a vintage book. Quite lovely.
But alas, no place for that stylus. Sorry Rachel.



What Does It Cost To Do A Room??

What Does It Cost To Do A Room?

My lovely friend, Lauren Liess at Pure Style Home, posted a blog about just this topic. She said it in a way that is so eloquent and open and friendly that I just have to share it with all of you. Take a moment to click here and enjoy her thoughts.

What is YOUR Style?

As designers we really, really want to give our clients rooms that take their breath away. Rooms that feel just right to them and that they cannot wait to share with friends and family. Doing this takes time and effort and energy and loads of communication and patience! It is what I love best about my job. I love the first few meetings with a new client where I get to discover what they love. Sometimes they know exactly what they want, and other times they don’t. But always, ALWAYS, every single client has a style. They may say they don’t, but they sure do. What a joy it is to help them discover just the look that makes their toes curl, that trips their trigger, that gets the juices flowing! Boy, oh boy do I love what I do!!!

So what is your style?

Are you traditional?

(photo from Traditional Home Magazine)

More Modern?

(photo from DTI, Modern Love)


Or perhaps something in between?

(photo from

If you want help fine-tuning your style, just let me know. I’d love to help! Contact me.

Stylishly Yours,  Roxanne