Category Archives: Decorating

Exposed Beams

Exposed beams are a design feature I’ve always loved.  In most instances, I see raw wood beams over a white ceiling, like so: Then I came across this image from Lonny: Doesn’t it look amazing to see white beams on … Continue reading

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Holidays and Doorways

Hope you’re doing something fun (maybe nautical?) to celebrate summer’s unofficial kickoff this Memorial Day weekend! Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite blue front doors if you’re looking for an easy project to do with all that extra … Continue reading

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Pretty Light Fixtures

One of the things on my to-do list is install a pretty flush mount in my daughter’s room.  I didn’t find out the baby’s gender when I was pregnant,   so her room was mostly white everything with light gray walls … Continue reading

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Furniture Jackpot at Target

Have you SEEN what Target is selling in their home department lately? These ottomans look so expensive and would be amazing as a seating pair in a living room or at the foot of a bed. This sofa!  For $329! … Continue reading

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Kitchen Backsplash – Fabric as Tile Alternative

Did you see House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Month in the March issue? Check it out! Apart from that killer, furniture-inspired island (hello, perfect shade of gray) what I really love is the backsplash. The mag says the designers mounted a piece of … Continue reading

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DIY Wall Map

Back in November I posted about my Easy DIY Bench. So many people asked about the map on Facebook, that I promised I’d do a tutorial.  It took four months to finally post, but here you go… I’ve always loved the look … Continue reading

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Trend Alert – Painted Trim

I’ve been seeing a TON of gorgeous rooms with painted trim and woodwork lately.  House Beautiful has an article in the February issue showcasing a Tudor in Rye, NY that is to-die-for. What jumped out at me (even more than … Continue reading

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Color of the Year – 2014

Did you hear Pantone’s announcement?  2014′s Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid. I was all ho-hum about it until I found these orchid-esque rooms on Pinterest: I had a seller once with purple wall-to-wall carpet and a floral wallpaper in … Continue reading

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Makeover Your Entry

Back in January, I posted about taking the doors off our entry closet and converting it into a mudroom/mudwall.  Everyone’s comments on Facebook were so helpful, but I still kept going back and forth about it for months. Ultimately, I … Continue reading

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Kitchen Renovation Inspiration

I got a fun email on Saturday from a friend asking for kitchen renovation ideas. She’s planning to gut her existing kitchen, but says it’s not her forever house, so she wants to make sure she does a renovation that’s appealing to … Continue reading

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