I see a red door and I want it painted black. OK maybe it wasn’t red, but it was white and now its black and I love it. The first thing on my list for the One Room Challenge was the interior of our front door. And all I can say is, if you want […]
Since entering the wonderful world of blogging, I’ve been inspired by some pretty incredible projects from design bloggers on the web. One post type I keep running across is the One Room Challenge (ORC) and I knew I had to find out what it was all about. The ORC is a semiannual design event started by […]
We have two fireplaces in our house. One is in our formal living room and works, but we never light a fire in it (to see the recent mantel makeover project in that room, click here). The other is in our family room and it gets used constantly from late fall straight through to early […]
Does your house have a season, one whose colors seem to reflect the hues in your own design? My husband and I have always said that fall is this house’s season, perhaps because our living room is full of various reds and gold tones, perhaps because the couch is covered in a soft chenille fabric. […]
We finally packed up the remnant ocean blues of summer and made fall introductions. The porch was initially reluctant to bid its vibrant friend adieu but soon warmed to the golden mums and burnished reds of autumn. When decorating outside, I go for bright. I realize many prefer the muted tones of whites and pale […]
Modern farmhouse design is all the rage right now, owing in large part to Joanna Gaines and her HGTV show Fixer Upper. Adding some of this style to your home doesn’t have to break with bank with our list of 20 farmhouse finds under $20. I think the appeal of modern farmhouse is that it […]
I love to ponder the history of our home: who lived here, what life was like through the decades, and how each family made its mark herein. We struggle to walk that fine line in this old farmhouse- what is reasonable to alter and what is not. This wall in our kitchen, in which there is […]
I’m usually a hold out for Indian Summer – a true believer that it will come and temporarily relieve us of the fall chill. Not this time; fall seems to have dropped in a few weeks early. With that, comes my foreboding about the months ahead, being locked in the house with my loving but […]
With the return to school, we’ll take up arms once again. We’ll stand firm in our decision not to purchase that $100 pair of sneakers that ‘other loving and rational parents’ have graciously bought their child. So it shall be with the newest iPhone. We’ll brace ourselves for the lunch discourse that ensues daily upon […]
Mudrooms are one of the top five remodel trends for 2017. I love the idea that a place created only to store your ugly, muddy things, that’s traditionally been considered unsightly, is now à la mode. The caveat is: mudrooms are relatively novel, so unless you’ve just bought a new house or recently remodeled, you […]
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