cozy sweater votives

Cozy sweater wrapped votives

I love playing and experimenting with quick and simple ways to change up my décor, season to season. Sometimes an idea hits that is so simple it’s unreal. Sweater wrapped vases and candles aren’t totally new, but this miniature take on the project makes them so hard to resist. Votives aren’t usually the center of […]


Wishing you warmth and light this holiday season

Since December is the time for good tidings, we wish you warmth and light this holiday season. Since it is also a time of reflection, we invite you to think a bit more about the light. Before the modern era of electricity, the end of December was a time when the world got darker, little […]

color trends 2015 guilford green

Color trends for 2015: Guilford Green + Navy

Benjamin Moore has announced their color of the year for 2015, and it’s…Guilford Green! The company describes it as “a neutral color that is a natural…a silvery green that works with a wide range of color combinations.” It’s from the Benjamin Moore’s Historic Color Collection, so it has stood the test of time, and will […]

how to measure blinds and shades

3 easy steps to measuring blinds and shades

We get a lot of questions about measuring for Bali products, because everyone wants a perfect fit. Follow these three simple steps and you should have no problem ordering just the right blinds and shades to fit the variety of windows in your home! Step #1. Choose how to mount your blind or shade Inside mount […]

3 suggestions for holiday windows

3 ways to decorate your windows for the holidays

Decorating for Christmas is my favorite thing to do all year. In addition to the tree, I like to sprinkle holiday elements throughout my house to really envelop myself in the spirit. Windows are a key place to focus, since the decorations can be seen from inside and outside. Double duty décor! Sources: Window Wreaths […]

diy snow globe with epson salt

Festive, fun, and easy – 3 simple Christmas decorations

Christmas is a time, it seems, when everyone goes to great expense to make their homes festive and welcoming. Except for me. I’m not a Grinch, I just don’t have unlimited time, and I suspect you don’t either. I like to do what I can to make my home beautiful and elegant for the holidays, […]

diy holiday wreath completed

A festive DIY holiday wreath

Scott and I have always kept things fairly simple when it comes to holiday décor. (Our never-changing, always nostalgic Christmas tree comes to mind!) Last year our home was wrapping up a hefty renovation, so not a lot of decorating got done. And this is only the second holiday season that we’ve had our own […]

stitched giftwrap idea

That’s a wrap! 8 creative gift wrap ideas

I’ve always loved gift wrap…although I’m not the best at the wrapping process itself. (Crisp corners and neat edges tend to elude me.) But what I lack in precision, I make up for in embellishments. It’s so fun to make the package itself a special part of gift-giving! And those creative extras don’t have to […]

cellular shades keep cold out

Tips for keeping the cold out!

When the cooler temps start to roll around, I get to thinking about all of the possible ways I can keep my house warm. Cranking up the heat and keeping a fire going seem like good bets, but since our century-old farmhouse has terribly drafty windows, keeping the heat in becomes just as important as […]