Design & Style

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 …

Mood Board – Fresh Farmhouse Finds

The eclectic farmhouse style takes us back to a simpler time when folks watched the sun instead of a clock and a hard day’s work was rewarded with a home-cooked meal and good night’s rest. The style is homey and comforting, a blend of unpretentious materials that have their own timeworn artistry. Furniture and fixtures …

Cottage Style Decor

When I say “cottage style decor,” the picture of what that looks like instantly comes to mind. It’s a distinctive, relaxed style that can be customized to any home. Here are ways to add this style to your home’s decor. (1) White and Bright A trademark of cottage style is the use of white and light …

Hollywood Glamour for Your Home

Awards season is here and the Internet is buzzing about Hollywood’s most glamorous night, the Academy Awards. The beautiful stars, couture gowns and camera-ready lifestyles – the Oscars are a time to see and be seen. While we may never get an invitation to a red carpet after party, we can introduce Hollywood glamour in …

Blending Old and New in Your Home

I love a good vintage find. I shop at thrift stores, estate sales, and salvage yards, looking for good quality older pieces for our home. But there are some things I won’t buy second-hand, such as upholstered pieces or anything else that’s hard to clean. So, how do you decorate a home merging these old …

Guest Room Hospitality

Before you know it, it’ll be time for guests to arrive for the holiday season. Is your guest room ready? It’s easy to make your guest room feel welcoming. Here are my tips for creating guest room hospitality in your home. 1. Someplace Comfortable to Sleep. Of course, the key to a welcoming guest room is …

Small Spaces that Live Large

When we moved from our 1969 Cape Cod-style home to a 1929 bungalow, we knew that we were going to have less space. The closets are smaller, the rooms are smaller; people just didn’t have as much stuff back then! The key was to find storage solutions that worked – that stored our stuff and …

Add Farmhouse Style to Your Home

Look in any home decor store and on Pinterest and it’s no secret that farmhouse style is all the rage.  I mean, who doesn’t love a little Joanna Gaines in their home?  If you’re ready to dive into this style in your home here are three ways to get you there. Add farmhouse accessories.  This …

Living with Color

Farmhouse style has been all the rage lately. Its signature colors are beige, white, and other light neutrals. But what if you prefer something more colorful?   Injecting color into the rooms of your home changes not only the look of the room, but can even change your mood! Here’s how to add color to …

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