A Little Bit of Spring in the Family Room

Adding a little springtime to the family room…


Spring is here, but we are still having some chilly weather around here and are definitely ready for consistently warm weather! I am so thankful for the beautiful tulips that are abundant in the grocery stores right now. At $7.99 a bunch I can’t resist picking some up each time I go shopping! Continue reading

Kitchen Accessory Details and Buying Tips

Last week’s post was about bringing life to our kitchen with accessories. I mainly talked about the new 42″ clock with a promise to add more individual photos with details about the accessories I chose and why. As I was preparing the details, I decided to write a separate post about basic accessories. So, here are my top favorites Continue reading

Accessories Add Life to the Kitchen!

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No Minimalist Here…Thanks Sherry!

Charm of Home… Thanks Sherry!

After painting the kitchen cabinets last fall, I took a break from the kitchen and just recently decided to get back to it. Still not ready to tackle painting the walls and trim, I decided to add accessories so that it won’t seem so lifeless. Accessories really bring a room to life! The accessories I used to style the kitchen in an earlier post were borrowed from other rooms and had to go back, which left the kitchen looking kind of dreary. And we can not have a dreary kitchen! Continue reading

Building Vignettes

This tutorial is featured at Coastal Charm. Thanks Linda!

Lately, I’ve been thinking about sharing some basic design techniques here on the blog, one of them being, building a balanced vignette. In my mind’s eye, every room is made up of a series of vignettes. I like to view each wall, niche, or leftover space as a space for a vignette. Continue reading

Craig’s List Finds and Tips for Shopping the Second-Hand Market

One of my objectives this year was to find two French upholstered chairs for my studio. My plan was to buy some at Round Top this spring, but I ran across these on Craig’s List a couple of weeks ago and purchased them instead. Continue reading