A Family Valentine’s Day Celebration

Valentine’s Day is a special day for couples, but I try to make it fun for our entire family. I like to think of it as a day to make those I love feel special. I do think sometimes people who aren’t in relationships can feel left out, so it’s a great time to do something […]

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5 Tips to Create Your Media Room

I’ve never had a house big enough for a dedicated media room, but it’s definitely on my wish list for someday. I like the idea of keeping the TV out of the living room, and having a separate space for movie nights and big events like the big football game coming up this weekend. Whether […]


5 Decorating Resolutions for the New Year

Happy 2016! I love the fresh start of a new year, and I always enjoy the ritual of New Year’s resolutions—reflecting on the past year, and setting goals for the one ahead. That said, despite the best of intentions, resolutions often fall to the wayside within just a few months. So this year, I decided […]


Pros and Cons of Shutters and Natural Shades

Shutters or natural shades? That is a question with which I have struggled, so I suspect I’m not alone. So what do you do when you like both? Well, I like to look at the pros and cons of each to help me decide which is best for the specific situation. First, let’s talk about shutters. Via […]

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2016 Refresh: Layering with Drapes

You know that phrase everyone says—”Out with the old, in with the new”? Well, what if you didn’t completely throw out the old, but instead simply added some new?! With the new year here, I am all about freshening up a space—giving it new life and a new look. One great way to do that […]


How to Give Your Home a Fresh Look After the Holidays

The presents were opened, the Christmas tree is long gone, and the fruit cake is a hard rock. As you survey the room, you realize it looks … well … empty. So now what? I love the holidays, but I also love putting everything put away and starting with a fresh slate. But just because the […]

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7 Wallpaper Tips for the Timid

There’s no escaping the influx of wallpaper on my favorite home decor blogs—Scott and I are just as guilty. We can’t get enough of it! I fully admit to loving everything from dark, brooding florals to clean patterns, and with one of our guest rooms wallpapered already and our laundry room on the agenda, there’s no […]

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New Year, New View

Instead of thinking new year, new you—why not try a new view? Elevating the look and feel of your home for 2016 can be as easy as updating your window fashions. Installing new shades or blinds can drastically change your view and even offer perks like UV and glare protection, temperature control, and sound absorption, […]

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A Season of Giving, A Season of Thanks

Before fully looking forward into the new year and the opportunities for change and improvement it will bring (resolutions, anybody?), I wanted to take time to really reflect on giving thanks for what I have appreciated this year. ‘Tis the season, after all! And thanks are definitely warranted when it comes to my fellow Bali […]