New York

“IN MY LAST HOUSE, a 200-year-old farmhouse on
Long Island, I decided to be the contractor and moved in,
on site, for the restoration. I blocked off a bedroom with a
mattress, an old table, and an electric kettle for tea—but
the dust crept in. And when I went through the house to
check on the bathroom tiles and fireplace hearths, sawdust
would go flying. The old wallpaper was ripped, revealing
moldy old plaster. I loved being there, seeing it all come
together, but before long, I had a chronic cough. The
doctor put me on antibiotics and told me to stay with
friends or at a motel for the duration. The workmen used
masks and worked seven hours a day, he reminded me, while
I was in there inhaling dust and mold spores 24/7. With my
next house, I lived nearby while the work was being done,
and it made all the difference. I learned my lesson!” 

—Tricia Foley
5 White Houses
Talk + Booksigning
Northport Public Library
September 23, 2019

My new book has launched on Amazon! Publication date: January 2019

Mary L. Booth: The Story of an
Extraordinary 19th-Century Woman

An illustrated biography of the life and times
of editor/writer/historian/abolitionist/suffragist Mary L. Booth (1831-1889)
Read about it on my new website:

Book available in print and kindle with a "look inside". Click here.
9.27 2-4PM Isabella’s Farm, Bellport, LI
10.20 6-8PM Foley & Cox, NYC
11.14 3-5PM Hammertown Barn, Pine Plains, NY
11.19 5-7PM GOOD, Boston, MA
11.21 3-5PM Madison Markets, Madison, GA
11.28 4-6PM Bloom, Sag Harbor, NY
12.8   5-8PM Houston Design Center, Houston, TX
12.9   6-8PM Blueprint, Dallas, TX
12.10 1-4PM Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society
12.19 12-3PM Plain Goods, New Preston, CT
2.27 1pm Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
4.29 6pm Boscobel, Garrison, NY
5.5 Afternoon, Mecox, Legends, La Cienaga, LA
8.6 2-4PM Garnet Hill, Bridgehampton, NY
Produced Farm-to-Table Supper at Isabella Rossellini’s Farm for the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, August 30, 2014.
Photos by: Marili Forastieri + Patrice Casanova
   October 4th, 2013
Finding space for a washer and dryer is a challenge when you live in
tight quarters. To get inspired, here’s a collection of clever laundry
rooms. A washer/dryer fits below the countertop in designer
Tricia Foley's laundry room, featured in Martha Stewart.