accents

Six Steps for Perfectly Styled Bookshelves

Bookshelves can be the perfect addition to any room, but styling them can be a bit tricky. With either too few or too many items I sometimes feel like Goldilocks trying to get it just right.  If you have every spent time styling bookshelves, then you know how difficult this seemingly easy task is! So …

Mantleless Stocking Displays

“’Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there,” wrote the nineteenth century poet Clement Clarke Moore in the iconic opening lines of his poem, A Visit from …

Bring the Outdoors In

Spring is the perfect season to reassess your home decor and breathe new life into your spaces.  You have done your spring cleaning and organizing and are ready for a fresh approach.  So today I’m sharing some creative ways to bring the freshness of the outdoors into your home. Incorporate live elements.  Earlier this week …

Vintage Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Antiques and vintage items add character to a room. But they can often be expensive. Here are some vintage decorating ideas that are budget-friendly and can add character to any space. Crates or Storage Bins Vintage Coke (or any soda) crates are one of my favorite vintage finds. Not only do they add character to the space, …

Small Accents… Big Impact

There are so many different elements at play when we’re pulling together a room… everything from wall color to furniture scale and placement to window treatments.  I spent a little time recently analyzing images of rooms that spoke to me… and asking the question what was it that drew me to that particular room?  The answers …

Lake House Design

Nothing says summertime like a getaway to the lake.  Lake times are all about relaxing, enjoying the view and outdoor activities, and time with the people you care about.  We are blessed to have family members that share their lake house with us, and we’ve created many memories by the water.  So to me, lake …

Bringing the Beach to You: Ocean-Inspired Decor

Every summer, my family heads to the beach. We usually go the first week after school is out and it’s the best way to decompress from a busy school year. But this year we didn’t go, and I’m really missing the beach. I love its colors, its smell, the sand … all of its beauty. …

Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Home

With the weather getting warmer, and spring cleaning done (right?), it’s time to freshen up our home decor! Whether you want to just make things lighter and brighter, or give a room a new look, here are some easy ways to freshen up your home. Paint Paint is one of the easiest and least expensive ways …

Happy Mood Makeover

Color has been shown to affect mood. For example, yellow is associated with feelings of warmth and cheerfulness; green, with nature and tranquility; orange, with excitement and energy. So, if you want to create a happy mood in your home, infusing it with colors associated with feelings of happiness is the way to go. Here …

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