Updating Interior Door Hardware


Simple and inexpensive updates often make a world of difference. Thanks to the kind folks at Schlage, I was able to update a few of my interior doors over the weekend, and what a change!  Not only has the new door hardware completely changed the look of the space, the ease and feel of the new … [Read more...]

Darling Valentine Decor


This year I declare that I am not doing any decorating for Valentine's Day (other than bring out the pillows that I made last year). It's not because I'm being unromantic or want to skip this lovely Holiday, but for some reason, I feel that I'm still getting my house in order from Christmas.  So … [Read more...]

Tips on Choosing and Preparing to Install a Ceiling Fan


As I mentioned last week, one of my Home Goals for 2012 was to change two of the ceiling fans in my home.  Wellll... I can now give a 1/2 checkmark to that task because due to being slightly house-bound during the early hours on Saturday, the mister and I took the opportunity to update the fan in … [Read more...]

The Power Struggle of Color Versus Neutral


I often struggle with what I like better... Neutrals, Via Or Colors. Via I enjoy a soft and serene oasis, Via but I also like a bold statement. Via I like tone-on-tone and quiet hues, Via but I also like to be daring. Via I like soft fabrics and subtle textures, Via but I also like … [Read more...]

25 Gorgeous Nursery Spaces


We're at the point with our family, that we'll soon be saying adiós, a.k.a ba-bye, to my little girls crib and "nursery".  She's almost at the age for a big girl bed (trying to hold back the tears), and as I am excited to make some changes to her room, I kind of wish she could stay in her crib … [Read more...]

Home Goals for 2012 (and My Latest Mantel)


I know, I know...  It's the start of week number 3 of the New Year and I'm just NOW getting around to putting together my home goals for 2012.  I've had ideas brewing in my head for quite some time (which is typical for me, as you may know), but I'm finally putting my pen to paper (or should I say … [Read more...]

Must Have Design Books for Your Library


I was so excited when I received this for Christmas... Design*Sponge Yes, Design*Sponge, the infamous design blog that truly started this whole home-decor-and-design-blogging-frenzy, now is in book form.  Grace Bonney, creator, writer, and founder of Design*Sponge takes her well-known home … [Read more...]

Reader Projects Inspired by ME!

Reader Project

I love to see what my readers are up to, especially when I've inspired them to create something in their own homes after reading one of my posts. source Here are three Reader Projects that I thought would be enjoyable to share with you. I've received a huge response from my kitchen makeover and … [Read more...]

DIY: How to Install Groutable Vinyl Floor Tile


Did you know that you can grout peel-and-stick vinyl tiles to look JUST LIKE ceramic tile? You CAN and here's how... One of the presents for my parents for Christmas was to install a new floor in their foyer.  I know a little strange for a present, but it's what they wanted and needed, so I … [Read more...]

Roadside Restoration: Distressed Turquoise Chair


I've got a few design clients that I am working on projects for right now, and one happens to be a good friend of mine.  Her style is traditional-eclectic and it has been enjoyable to introduce some unique elements into her space.  The latest part of her home that we've been transforming is her … [Read more...]