Author: desiree

I have a little confession to make – I do not put up my holiday decorations the day after Thanksgiving! I know that after a year like 2020, many wanted to get their tidings and tinsel up early, but there are too many decorating trends...

We are heading into cooler (see: colder!) months, plus a pandemic – it’s truly an unprecedented time for this generation! But even though it’s getting dark before 5PM (at least here in New England), we need to keep our spirits up. A great mood booster...

It would be an understatement to say that 2020. Has. Been. A. Year! We’ve had: a worldwide pandemic, election chaos, too many TikTok dances, not one but TWO Bachelorettes in the same season (most dramatic season EVER), and an earthquake here in Massachusetts to top...

Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year – how can it not be?! I love everything spooky!  As I’ve been browsing for this year’s perfect costume, I’ve been thinking about how to incorporate a dark, moody vibe into my design portfolio. An...

This summer went by in a FLASH, but I am still so excited for my fall standards like apple picking, pumpkin-spice everything, and chunky sweaters. Another thing I love about fall is a new season of trends to explore. Take a look at some of...

Back by popular demand, it’s my best paint color picks! This month, I’m going to focus on another neutral: cream. Cream paints are warm and cozy; they also provide a wonderful compromise if you are stuck between a gray and a white paint. Read on...

Mention Newport, Rhode Island, and visions of Gilded Age mansions and preppy yacht clubs may follow. Designer Desiree Burns doesn’t think that way. When she and her husband found a summer place outside the touristy downtown, she looked forward, not back. “It’s modern glam for...

With quarantine putting a pause on many travel plans for 2020, I used my time indoors to virtually travel around the world about 100 times! I’ve been working and reworking my travel bucket list, and it’s about 5,000 miles long. While I won’t share all...