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Decorating with new and vintage bottles

Oh bottles, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. In a day when many vintage items are getting to be quite pricey, bottles have remained relatively inexpensive. They go with just about any décor, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. I’ve seen them in lavender, blue, green, and […]

fall themed mantle

Fall out of summer

There is a crisp coolness in the mornings this time of year that lets you know fall is coming, but the sunny warm afternoons remind you that summer hasn’t gone yet. So what’s someone to do when it comes to home decorating during the transition? I have a few quick tips that will make your […]

bamboo design

10 creative ways to decorate with bamboo

Bamboo is a great material for decorating. It’s renewable so it’s very environmentally friendly. In fact it grows more than three feet in one day (the fastest growing plant in the world!). It’s also strong, durable, and resistant to shrinking and swelling, which makes it a perfect choice for bathrooms or kitchens. Besides being practical, […]

dried roses

Very vintage: adding unique touches to your décor

Looking for an easy way to make your room feel more interesting? The answer is simple; add some vintage touches. This is a secret that most design bloggers already know—something old makes a room interesting and gives it weight. There’s nothing wrong with buying new things, in fact I do it a bit too often, […]

watermelon color scheme

Winding down summer with watermelon

As summer winds down, I think my color crush this season was definitely watermelon! I saw watermelon everywhere! Watermelon prints, watermelon themed DIYs, and of course, the fruit itself. I love watermelon, so I’m not complaining. And besides, the colors are so pretty and fresh! I love the combination of a deep pink with a cheerful […]

settee

The value in editing a room

Designing a room? Edit, edit, edit. Designing a beautiful room is just as much about what you leave out as it is what you add to a room.  Often we find things we like and then put them in a room, then find something else later and add it too. This goes on and on, […]

finished nook with dog approval!

Shading the reading nook

We have a funny little nook off of our living room. When we bought the house, it was being used as a bedroom, but not needing another bedroom on the first floor (and a very small one at that!), we nixed the door, reversed the closet so that it opened into our entryway (creating the […]

low sofa and coffee table

5 ways to create an airy space

Bright, clean, light-filled rooms are everywhere, it seems. Gracing the pages of the glossy magazines we read and all over our online inspiration sites. Creating a light and airy space seems difficult when your room isn’t starting out as light-filled as you would like, but with a few quick and easy steps, it can be […]

demijohn

Getting crafty! Giving new life to an unused bookcase

When we planned our new home, we included a little apartment above the garage. I knew that my daughter might end up living there during college, or my mother might need to move in with us at some point. I figured that until one of them needed it, the room would become my crafting space. […]

back tab drapery

Drapery headers: which style is right for your home?

In my former life as a professional interior designer, one of my favorite projects was helping clients add a splash of drama to their windows with drapery. We mixed and matched various hues, fabric textures, and playful patterns. But when it came to drapery header types (that is, how the top of the drapes are […]