The joy of outdoor entertaining

As the temperatures rise each spring, my thoughts turn to my back porch. The gentle breezes, a great meal, and a table surrounded by friends and family… that is about as perfect as it gets for me. My porch is where I long to be in warm weather. This is where we linger with friends, […]

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Bachelor pad redesign – The before

I have to admit, most of the time when friends approach me about helping them redesign their homes, I decline. But this friend, in this situation, was a different story. One of my very best friends bought his first home, and as a bachelor living alone, it was a big step. I wanted to do […]


5 Houseplants You Won’t Kill: Tales from a Black Thumb

Scott and I are always very optimistic when it comes to houseplants. We love how they not only inject color and instant oomph to a room, but they improve the air quality around you, too! For our current home, we were determined to fill every room with nothing short of a jungle, so we consulted lists of […]


Decorate. Insulate. Save! With our NEW Bali Cellular and Pleated Collection

We’re excited to introduce our updated Bali Cellular and Pleated Shades program—complete with dozens of new fabrics, new prints, customizable headrail colors, and so much more! To celebrate, we’re giving away $2,500 in Bali Cellular and Pleated Shades! Check out the details (at the bottom of this post) on how to enter. Bali Cellular Shades are now available in […]

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Welcome spring with this egg-cellent wreath!

I know many people think fall is the best time of the year, but you know what? Spring is at least a tie in my book. Bright and light colors, happy moods, and beautiful weather, and flowers! It is such a beautiful time of year that I wanted to make a spring wreath to celebrate […]


New curtains for the dining room!

I loved the gray curtains I had in my dining room, but decided I really wanted something brighter. The good news is that I was able to move the gray curtains into other rooms, so I didn’t feel bad getting new ones. Here is what I selected:  Bali Drapery from the Dover collection, in the […]


Simple and sweet DIY modern planter stand

I have a DIY project for you today that is perfect for spring! I’ve been loving potted houseplants, but I’m running out of tables to put them on. So I decided to make a plant stand! I’ve been eyeing Modernica’s Case Study Ceramic Cylinder with Wood Stand for a while, but the price is a […]


Usher in spring with these 5 easy tips

At this point, I feel like spring is definitely coming. If you had asked me a month ago, I couldn’t have promised anything, but now, I can feel it. If you’re in the Northeastern part of the country, you know exactly what I mean. Each year as winter starts to fade away and as spring […]


Celebrate spring—with a clean start! Here’s a simple guide on how to clean your window treatments

It’s spring! (Okay, the snow just melted here in the Midwest, but I have seen a robin or two, and the tulips are pushing their way through the mud in the backyard, so I’m going out on a limb to say sunny skies are on their way.) Time to put the winter clothes away, brush […]