How do you tell your story?

Amy MayFocal Point

My husband and I would have celebrated our five-year anniversary in London this summer, but instead we created a new story to commemorate this special milestone: We turned our focus to our home to make it feel even more personal. James has transformed the workshop into a man cave full …

How Mother Nature can inspire your home

Amy MayFocal Point

I moved to Seattle eight years ago to escape the harsh winters of Chicago (if you’ve been through one of those, you know that even the gray, rainy stretches here aren’t all that bad). While I had heard about the beauty of the Emerald City, I was not prepared for …

Experience emotion in your space

Amy MayFocal Point

I am THRILLED to be back in my office/studio. I’m surrounded by my library of material samples. I’m sitting at the work table that was made with love by my father. There is joyful artwork all around me. This is my happy place. After sheltering in place for 12 weeks …

Spring Refresh

Amy MayFocal Point

A recent stretch of wonderful weather has inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and give gardening a try. It’s a small investment which I think is well worth the risk to see if I can reap the fruits of my labor. It’s worth taking some chances inside …

Find love in your home during a pandemic

Amy MayFocal Point

If you’re like me, you probably never envisioned your home getting this much use on a continuous basis. But this is actually an opportunity—being at home so much gives you the chance to figure out what you truly love about your living space, what you don’t love, and what changes …