My finds for summer decorating: thrills and steals.

It’s going to be 102 degrees in Phoenix today, which means that the only thing I want to do is lie on the couch, drinking watermelon agua fresca and looking at catalogs in which summer is pretty and you need a sweater at night. Happily, this behavior means that I’ve unearthed excellent summer finds for your house — both high and low.

THRILL: Clearly, my friends at Serena & Lily are trying to make me crawl to their offices in Sausalito on my knees. These striped chairs were made for my backyard. $1795 each. .

STEAL: Striped outdoor pouf from CB2, which I’ve put into my shopping cart about four times. I need them. No, I don’t. I need them. I REALLY don’t. $89.95.

STEAL: Get your stripes on with this entire frenchified collection. $895 for an outdoor sofa that looks imported from France and will last forever? Bargain, in my book. We’re installing this at a home on Coronado this week. I also think it would be great pulled up to a kitchen table. And the bar cart! Also from Serena & Lily, which is just killing it lately.

THRILL: Despite all of my preaching about a moratorium on chevron, which I cannot stand to see anymore, I just brought this beach tote home from Anthropologie, $78. “It’s not really chevron,” said my sister Heidi, in the store. She’s lying, but that was nice of her. I love it.

THRILL: This coral-esque chandelier was just introduced at High Point market. It’s all you’d need to make a room. Available through me at DeCesare Design Group. Let’s order two. One for me, one for you.

Arteriors Diallo Chandelier #2

STEAL: Lucite boy/girl bookends from The Novogratz at CB2, $49.95 each. Love those Novogratz.



STEAL: Giant drink dispenser with a bird on top, $29. And don’t miss the giant $20 mason jar version, both at Cost Plus World Market.

THRILL: In person, these crocks are so stylish and heavy, $39-$49 at Pottery Barn. My sisters and I approved.

Metric Ceramic Crocks

STEAL: These dip-dyed stools from Serena & Lily (told you, on FIRE) will also be making a cameo at the house on Coronado. And at my house. Just $58 and $68.

STEAL: Stitched outdoor pillows with  major style from West Elm – even better in person and in stock at the Scottsdale store. And they’re on sale — $24.

Outdoor Embroidered Stars Pillow

THRILL: Loving these sayings pillows that we have  at Design*Lab.  I am tempted to wrap up “You’re Right” and give it to myself, from Tyson, as a hint. He’s one of THOSE men. Love him, but I’ve never heard these words come from his mouth.

Here’s to the good life this summer, indeed.

P.S. Did you hear my news? I’ve joined the design team at DeCesare Design Group. Renovating? Decorating? Building a new house? Telephone moi or send me a note:  480-668-5490,

By |2013-05-13T07:07:18-07:00May 13th, 2013|Style|3 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Jaimee Rose for DeCesare Design Group

I’m thrilled to get to tell you about this:


Isn’t this exciting? Some of you know I’ve been secretly taking one or two design clients each year and working those projects on nights and weekends. And now, I can do so much more — and with Caroline DeCesare, too, who I think is one of the best there is — anywhere, bar none.

(That’s a peek at our offices, above. Tomorrow I’ll give you the tour, and you’ll be as twitterpated over the place as I am.)

Caroline DeCesare comes from Wiseman and Gale, then helped start Vallone Design, and now has her own firm. I used to study all of her images for technique and inspiration and send her fan mail at night. She also owns Design*Lab, one of my favorite boutiques in the country.

And now I’m in her club.

I LOVE it. I love helping people tell their stories in their homes. I get to use all of my decor-obsessing and journalistic training to make it happen. Yes, journalism. I interview you within an inch of your life to make your house feel your own.

So, call me. Send me an email. Let’s talk about your house. This is going to be fun.    *      480-668-5490

More Caroline genius, below:



The team:

Big thanks to Allison Tyler Jones of ATJ Photo for the image on my announcement. Talent for days.

By |2013-05-08T07:09:32-07:00May 8th, 2013|Style|4 Comments


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