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  When I speak about Mid-century Modern design style and interiors, I feel a great sense of nostalgia. Growing up my mom had a wonderful sense of style, and like many other homes in the fifties, she had Mid-century Modern decor. My earliest memories of this interior styling are from my childhood home during that […]

Vikki Werbalowsky

October 12, 2021

Mid-Century Modern Design Style and Interiors

Mid Century Modern Interior as an example of aesthetics and practices of the design styling

Nothing says summer better to me than the mountain lake house! That clean, crisp smell of the mountain air combined with the sun’s warmth and the crystal clear lake waters brimming with a touch of cool from the mountain stream all invoke dreams of lazy summer days.  The pure joy of jumping off the boathouse […]

Vikki Werbalowsky

lakehouse kitchen and dining room, blue and white with large windows and natural wood

Modern Comfort in a Mountain Lakehouse Remodel

September 10, 2021

Like most of you I am seriously missing travel both near and far right now. So much of my design inspiration comes from my experiences with other cultures and places. A few years ago, I visited Marrakech, Morocco for some design inspiration and life experience. This trip did not disappoint, and I came home with […]

Vikki Werbalowsky

July 27, 2021

Moroccan Inspiration For Your Home – Missing Those Unexpected Treasures

Selectively Choosing your Ceramic Home Decor Previously, I highlighted small makers for Wabi Sabi spaces. However, these beautiful handmade vessels fit into many home stylings. That spirit of authenticity and pure artistry are welcomed additions to any space and are just the right elements needed to elevate your style. All of these artists and artisans are […]

Vikki Werbalowsky

Small Maker Bowls Set of 3

Small Makers Continued: Home Vessels Meant to Last

July 1, 2021

Outdoor Boheme Getaway at Home During our social distance days, I longed for travel and the experience of a different culture, so I decided to recreate my Moroccan experience in my backyard with a couple of friends. Socially distanced, of course! I am a real textile freak, but my collection of fabrics and linens surprised […]

Vikki Werbalowsky

May 27, 2021

Moroccan Outdoor Dinner Party: Boheme Backyard Experience

Boheme Getaway backyard Outdoor Dinner

There is a romantic and nostalgic free spirit vibe to Bohemian interior design styling. That air within Bohemian interiors (often referred to as Boho) brings me back to my younger days of the 1970s when the gypsy bohemian styling made a huge comeback—life was immersed in singer-songwriter, southern California rock music and the artist way. […]

Vikki Werbalowsky

market set light dining room parisian bohemian

Bohemian Interior Design Style

May 12, 2021

The art of the curve! You may have noticed the curve showing up in everything from sofas and chairs to cocktail tables and furniture placement. A signature sofa will beautifully shape the space in an elegant and sweeping movement. Organic forms are essential in any fluid design style. Check below to find our favorite curved sofas […]

Vikki Werbalowsky

April 19, 2021

Curved Sofas for any Organic Space

Curved Organic Sofa from Amethyst Homes

What is Japandi interior design style? Japandi is an interior design style that is clean and cozy, blending Japanese rustic minimalism beautifully with Scandinavian interiors‘ warmth and comfy styling. What’s appealing is that this styling combines the best of both worlds. This fusion of design styles creates the perfect blend of form meets function, with […]

Vikki Werbalowsky

Japandi Interior

Japandi Interior Design Style

April 13, 2021

Selectively Choosing your Wabi-Sabi Decor When embracing Wabi-Sabi within your home, items are minimal, and those items that you choose are meant to last. So the story behind the things you do decide to keep should bring joy, happiness and a sense of peace into your home. For me, small makers, ceramicists and artisans bring […]

Vikki Werbalowsky

March 29, 2021

Small Makers: Wabi Sabi Vessels Made & Meant to Last

Ceramics making process

I first discovered matcha tea about ten years ago as I was looking for natural remedies to promote gut health. Having lived with gut issues since my 20’s, I am always looking for natural and organic ways to stay healthy. During my research I discovered not only the health benefits but the beautiful experience surrounding […]

Vikki Werbalowsky

What is matcha tea?

What is Matcha Tea?

March 16, 2021