bali roman shade

Guest room renewal with clean, crisp Roman shades

We’re well into fall, a season that brings us hot apple cider, woolly blankets, and thick socks. But perhaps most importantly, it’s that time of year that brings us together with our family and friends. Scott and I get the most loved ones visiting Chicago during these last months of the year. Because our house […]

bedroom

Want to redecorate? Why photographing your room helps

If you want to take your room to the next level in a decorating sense, one of the best things you can do is to photograph it. If it sounds odd, just allow me to explain. Long ago and far away, I used to be a quality consultant. I helped companies improve their performance, and […]

mood board

Get the layered look in 3 easy steps

Fall is a great time to start thinking about layers. As the temperature drops outside, I naturally begin to add pieces to my wardrobe. I start the day prepped with my base layer of course (usually jeans and a comfy tee), then I have fun adding cardigans, scarves, and boots. Maybe even a hat. With […]

breakfast room no liner

Natural shades: Taking in the view

You may know what Bali Natural Shades look like from  the inside of your home, but what do they look like from  the outside? And how is the view to the outdoors when the shades are drawn? People ask that all of the time, so I thought I would show you today. I have examples […]

bali fall swatches

Falling for fall: A fall color mood board

It’s officially fall, and it’s starting to really feel like it in Seattle (where I live). Crisp, cool air, crunchy leaves underfoot, and dark, misty mornings…it’s time to bundle up in cozy sweaters and pull on some boots! There are so many things about fall to get excited about–rich soups, warm bread, crackling fires, cinnamon […]

moroccan rug

House tour with Aileen from At Home in Love

My husband Ben and I rent a 1,200-square-foot house in Edmonds, Washington, a waterfront town about half an hour north of Seattle. Ben grew up nearby, and we hung out in Edmonds a lot while we were dating (in fact, Ben proposed to me at the beach there), so it was a natural choice for […]

tranditional country living

The perfect window covering cocktail

When it comes to making a statement in a room, pattern mixing is a wonderful way to drive your style point across. A favorite pattern can really shine when it’s put together with other complementary designs. A modern pattern might look too stark on its own, but paired with the texture of a natural blind […]

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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, […]