Author Archives: danagmcdowell


Is it too early to be thinking about back-to-school season?  Though it is too hot to even function outside, many parents (with their begrudging children) have been flocking to the bookstore for required summer reading materials.  While I would have never waited till the last minute for a first day of class assignment, I do sort […]

JH Interior Inspiration

Saul Zaik House Without realizing it before this weekend, I have been ogling Jessica Helgesson’s design work for quite some time.  Best known (to me) as the owner of Schoolhouse Electric’s lookbook feature home, after digging into some Lonny spreads, I found myself dreaming of simplified floor plans and gorgeous woodwork (as if I ever stopped!). […]

The Art of Patience

When I cracked open my fortune cookie last week and read my fortune, I had to chuckle. “Good things come to those who wait.  Be patient.” I can’t imagine a more fitting fortune for me at this point in life.  With the house hunt going ridiculously slow these days, it has been equal parts frustrating […]