Welcome! My name is Mary Ann (Cunningham) Pickett.
My family and I have lived in many beautiful places such as Florida (currently in Jacksonville and in the past Orlando and Fort Lauderdale), San Francisco, Newport Beach, Paris, Chicago, and New York. After college, I worked in advertising for large corporations.
Then, 20 years ago, after building, remodeling, and decorating our own homes and helping friends and family, I began to take on several projects as a professional decorator in Florida and California. About 12 years ago, I started this blog to document the renovation of our Newport Beach home (which was featured in the national edition of Better Homes and Gardens). You can read my reviews on Houzz here.
My Design Credo
Striving to create spaces that reflect my client’s personalities, I often use items they already own but with a fresh appeal for a collected look. At CCH you will see my projects (with a lot of “Before and Afters”), favorite things, parties, fashion over 50, and travel.
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I love to laugh! I’ve been married to a great man for 35 years (he’s a wonderful cook and enjoys planning our family vacations). We have two grown children–a girl and a boy, that have been the best thing I’ve ever done.