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Finding the focal points in your room

So what’s a focal point? It is an area of interest or emphasis. This is where your eye is drawn. Typically it is that place you see as you walk into a room, that immediately catches your attention. Hopefully the focal point is a lovely painting rather than a crack in the wall. Will visitors […]

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Tips for hosting summer houseguests

I’m not going to lie, I never have house guests in the summer. At our old farmhouse, we don’t have air conditioning so it really isn’t the most comfortable time to visit. Seeking a more cool, comfortable climate, I am usually the houseguest at the homes of my friends and family during the summer months. […]

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The transformative power of paint

We’ve all heard the old saying “time heals all wounds.” Now that saying has a corollary; “paint fixes all problems.” Maybe it’s an exaggeration, but there’s a lot of truth there. If a piece of furniture looks dated or out of style, often a coat of paint is all that is needed to make it […]

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5 Tips to a serene bedroom

First things first: your bedroom doesn’t have to be full of pastels and puffy pillows to be serene. The place where you feel most at home and comfortable is the place you’ll be most serene. These tips transcend specific design aesthetics and focus on the elements that make us feel at ease. Great Low Lighting […]


6 ideas on how to add farmhouse style

Farmhouse style is easy, comfortable, inviting, and low maintenance. The elements you need to create the style are readily available and usually not crazy expensive–no wonder it’s a hot trend right now. Because we have a real farmhouse, I have a special affinity for the style. There are lots of easy ways to add farmhouse […]


Organizing tips and tricks!

I’ve been hearing people talk about simplifying their lives and getting rid of things…which all sounds well and good, unless you’re someone with hoarding tendencies, like me. The dialogue in my head sounds something like, “What if I need this half sheet of patterned paper someday? That T-shirt from high school might come in handy…like, […]

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Ideas for bringing the indoors outdoors

Now that the weather is finally beautiful all over, it is time to really step up our backyard game! For me, that means bringing the indoors̵–out as much as possible. To create a space that feels like an extension of your living room—one that feels comfortable, decorated, and most of all, fun! Here are some […]

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8 ideas for adding interest to the wall above your bed

If you’re like me, you’ve spent quite a bit of time on Pinterest collecting ideas for your home. When you start looking at beds and bedrooms, you realize rather quickly that there are endless possibilities for decorations above a bed. Sure, you can put a picture there and call it a day, but there are […]


Splendid DIY Wine Glass Shelf!

There are lots of creative solutions for wine bottle storage, but what about your wine glasses? Today I have a DIY Wine Glass Shelf tutorial for you that is not only functional, but looks pretty awesome too! Supplies Needed to Make Two Wine Glass Shelves: 1 Pine plank – 1x8x8 (this will make two 4-foot shelves) […]