Upcycled Elegance: From Buenos Aires Flea Markets to Your Powder Room

Well, it’s April. APRIL 2012. Already. I’m still dating my checks 1999 and signing them with my maiden name, but I’m slow to accept change. Sue me. Anyway, April means a few things: Taxes, Earth Day, Easter, Passover, Administrative Professionals Day, and, perhaps most importantly, my birthday. What do these things have in common? …

A Little Art Lesson

Even the most design-challenged among us (ahem, me) knows that one of the easiest ways to change the look of a room is by changing what’s on your walls. A coat of paint, some new art, and suddenly your whole room lookWORK FROM NO HOME s new again. Of course, for something really special, …

Fab Furnishings From La Feria!

Whoever "they" are, they just don't make things like this anymore.

If you follow the OM blog (and you should), you know by now that I am no decorator. I am completely and totally dependent on awesome people like Karen and the Object Mythology Earth-Scouring Treasure Finders (how cool of a band name would that be?) to provide me with an online catalog of fantastic finds […]

Who We Help And Why We Do It

One of my favorite authors of all time, Ralph Waldo Emerson, once said, “It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” I’ve seen the quote in a few different forms around the Internet, of course, as there’s nothing like the web for […]

Flea Market Finds For Fabulous Furnishings

I have this fantastic girlfriend I sort of hate. Ok, “hate” is too strong a word. Maybe it’s more like, “I love you, but you’re so darn crafty I can’t help wanting to emulate you but I never quite come anywhere close to succeeding.” Sort of how my mom feels about Martha Stewart but without […]

If Walls Could Talk, This Is What They’d Ask For

If the walls in my house could talk, they’d probably ask for a decorator. Pronto. I freely admit to decorating my own home…and to that being a constantly changing project with a steep learning curve. I like to think of it as an organic process – that the house is an entity that reflects my […]

Furnish Your Home The OM Way!

Choosing the right finishing touches for your home is just like selecting the perfect accessories for a great outfit. Those little details can make all the difference in your home’s style, just as your choice of a bold necklace or chandelier earrings can turn the look of an ordinary little black dress into something spectacular. […]

Snuggle Up With An Alpaca-Wrapped I-Heart Hot Water Bottle This Winter!

February is still cold and flu season, and there’s nothing I like less than the chills a fever brings. For those too-hot-with-the-blanket, too-cold-without-it nights of battling it out with the germs, a hot water bottle is just what the doctor ordered. Or at least it’s just what my grandma ordered, and the world might be […]

Snuggle Up With Baby Alpaca Scarves and Throws!

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of that favorite scarf around your neck, keeping you cozy and warm while you’re wrapped in velvety softness (even on the train platform). Still, I just can’t think of a good excuse for wearing my Infinity Scarves in the house all evening once I’m home and in my pajamas, […]