5 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Bigger

Regardless of how much actual space we have in our homes, everyone loves to feel like they have more room. It isn’t difficult to create the illusion of a bigger home. There are a few tips and tricks that make a bigger home (or the feeling of one!) easy to achieve. In my old home, […]

Using Your Dining Room to the Fullest

When it comes to extra platters and once-a-year turkey roasting pans, most of us wish we could store them more efficiently in our kitchen. We’re just as guilty! When Scott and I were renovating our kitchen last year, we drew up plans and considered what each and every cabinet would hold. Our island pulls its weight, […]

Step-by-Step Fall Entertaining Guide

Fall is prime entertaining season. With the holidays around the corner, cozy indoor gatherings take center stage over casual summer cookouts. It’s this time of year that things might get a little fancier and, in some cases, a little hectic. Sometimes it’s hard to keep your head on straight while planning a party to remember. A few […]

How to Choose Window Treatments for a Nursery

I recently gave birth to my first baby (a sweet boy!), and had a lot of fun putting together his nursery. I’ve always loved decorating, but since nurseries are new territory for me, I made sure to do my research before getting started. Today, I’ve rounded up what I learned about choosing window treatments that […]

5 Tips to Make Cleaning Less of a Chore

Do you enjoy cleaning your home? Is that an odd question? We’ve talked about how we keep the window treatments in our home in top shape, and I’ll also fully admit that I have always loved a good cleaning session. The instant gratification you get from making the bed or wiping down the kitchen counter after […]

5 Easy Ways to Create Your Master Bedroom Retreat

We lived in our current home for almost three years before we gave a second thought to turning our master bedroom into a retreat. In our case, there were a few not-so-ordinary reasons why (our home renovation has been the largest undertaking of our lives to date!), but we find that a lot of our friends, […]

3 Tips for Decorating Large Living Rooms

The larger a room is, the harder it is to decorate. I think it’s because larger rooms have more moving parts. When you add something, you need to make sure it’s playing well with everything else in the room. So it stands to reason that a living room is going to be more difficult to decorate […]

4 Easy Paint Techniques

Do you have a piece of furniture that you are thinking of tossing? Have you considered painting it? It’s amazing how you can transform something with paint and a little know-how. I have painted chairs, beds, chests, clocks, candlesticks, trays, baskets—you name it. Paint completely changes the look. Read on for a few techniques you can […]

6 Tips to Make Your Guests Feel Most Comfortable

I think it’s lovely to have a space for guests to relax in and feel welcome. I like to pretend I’m a guest at our house and experience the room through the eyes of a guest. I know some hosts stay in their guest rooms periodically to ensure they’re up to snuff. This is a wonderful […]