This might sound like the narrator at the beginning of Love Actually, but whenever the state of the world gets to be too much, staying home and working on a project in the kitchen sounds just right to me. And with all that’s going on right now (not to mention the time that many of us are lucky to have at ...

One of my all-time favorite ways to make anything taste better is by adding herbs (and lemon, but let’s stick with herbs here for a second). Though dried will work in a pinch, fresh herbs give you the pop of flavor and the freshness and can brighten up just about any dish in no time. Soup that’s sort of flat-tasting? ...

One of the silver linings about spending so much more time at home is being able to refine some of our basic skills that were maybe neglected in the past, such as cooking. I’ve been much more motivated to exercise creativity in the kitchen now that every meal is made at home, and I have to say, I’m enjoying it! ...

Three words, 18 letters. Say it, and I’m yours: “Welcome to Starbucks.” Of all of the things that I miss about normal life, camping out at Starbucks while catching up on work, sipping on my go-to coffee order, and asking a stranger to watch my belongings while I scurry off to the bathroom to pee is at the top of ...

A few years ago, I decided I was going to get super into a new hobby. Did I pick a normal hobby like a sport, fitness classes, or something artsy? No, of course not. Instead, I decided I was going to throw everything I had into making ice cream. Yes, ice cream. Why? I’m not fully sure, but I will ...

I’ve always had this vision for myself of stepping foot into a swanky bar and easing myself into my seat, politely declining when offered a menu, telling the bartender that I know exactly what I want, and getting a nod of approval from them, signaling something across the lines of: damn, this girl has it figured out. A year ago, ...

The allure of Greenwich, Connecticut is obvious. An easy commute from New York’s hustle and bustle, the town is charming, rural and quaint. Our clients, a family whose parents work in Manhattan, were looking to transform a suburban colonial—surely in need of an update—into a comfortable, functional family home. A combination of rural and contemporary designs are accented with natural wood textures ...

Our client, who had just moved from South American to New England, enlisted Décor Aid with brining a modern flair to a home he purchased in Stamford, CT. Before After The existing space was incredibly suburban, and so our client asked us to redesign a more personalized house for their family. Before After Along with updating the current home, we were ...

Because there’s something calming and pulled together about a monochromatic room, we’re considering its merits and the best ways to make it viable in your home – as a monochromatic interior, with a clever approach, can make a room come alive. But creating the perfect monochrome room can be difficult; it can be challenging to know where to start with an ...

Most of us only get one place to call home. But if you’re blessed with a second property, then consider a chance to expand one’s design imagination. Our client came to us to create an urban oasis—something to escape the frenetic pace of midtown Manhattan. Before After Complimentary neutral tones and metallic accents were used to highlight a series of abstract paintings ...