• Shark!

    Sharks are certainly newsworthy these days.  Shark Week is in full swing on Discovery, JAWS  just celebrated the 40th anniversary of its release, and on a less inviting note, Carcharhinus have made the Outer Banks their summer vacation destination.  Yikes! Surprising as it may seem, I am loving every minute of it.  Despite my lifelong fear of sharks, I am obsessed with the movie Jaws.  I admit this seems a bit odd for a land lover, professional aesthete and enthusiast of all things cute and fuzzy.  First, I love a good thriller.  Second, the cast is perfection.  Third, the cinematography (Spielberg, of course) is inventive yet convincing.  And fourth, the…

  • Seven

    January 11 marked the seven year anniversary of  Huntley & Co. Interior Design.  Amazing how time flies!  In honor of my biz’s birthday, I’m sharing seven sets of seven favorites.  I typically champion quality over quantity, but it’s nice to be surrounded by inspiration – from design to television to words of wisdom – in abundance these days.  Here’s to seven years of success, a fantastic 2013 and a life filled with beauty, humor and a healthy dose of fun. 7 YEARS OF HUNTLEY & CO.            7 ARTISTS I am OBSESSED with the work of the artists below.  Need me a millionaire (or maybe billionaire)…

  • Scents & Sensibility

    One of the best things about spring and early summer is the smells.  Honeysuckle, lavender, gardenia … mmm.  Besides encouraging my obsession for flowers, the scents of the season have kick-started a bit of a love affair with women's fragrances for me.  In the past, I was always a one-bottle-babe.  I thought of perfume as part of my identity, like skin tone or eye color.  As in "I'm fair, brown-eyed and I wear L'Air du Temps".  But these days I'm not so conventional.  Or better yet, not so boring.  A woman has more than one point of view, more than one  mood.  Mademoiselle cannot live on Chanel No. 5 alone! …

  • Purple Reign

    It's over. I'm not a guy, I'm not a jock and I haven't lived in Minnesota for twenty years. But I do have three brothers and a father who are die-hard Vikings fans.  So despite  the fact that I'm a fashion-loving, bauble-wearing, design-obsessed girlie-girl, I was truly crushed by Sunday's loss.  In honor of my home team and those who love them, Luxe & Lucid is featuring all things purple this week.  Who knew football could be so inspiring?              The power of purple brought to life by artist Mark Rothko.       Emma Watson in Teen Vogue – darling.  And check out her…

  • Sign Language

    I’m a January baby and a proud Capricorn. I can’t say that I’m an astrology advocate, but I do get a kick out of reading my horoscope this time of year.  Besides the fact that I often find my cosmic description to be dead-on accurate, I love the idea of my life and character being written in the stars.  A very anti-Capricorn concept to say the least which is why this is a once a year indulgence.  Luxe & Lucid is a platform for celebrating what makes us unique as individuals – whatever the context.  Sign me up!       Famous Capricorns … I’m in pretty good company.  …