Welcome! My name is Mary Ann (Cunningham) Pickett.
My family and I have lived in many beautiful places such as San Francisco (currently), Newport Beach, Florida (Winter Park and Fort Lauderdale), Paris, Chicago, and New York. After college, I worked in advertising for large corporations.
Then, 17 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 10 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).
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 and travel…and sometimes fashion.
Personally, I love to laugh! I’ve been married to a great man for almost 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. I’m also a breast cancer survivor (25 years!). Our Boston Terrier, Chief, is my sidekick (he’s not as serious as he looks).
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