Rustic Glam Living Room + New Rug


  Horse print is from HomeGoods Let’s talk about the color and pattern: The ivory color fits right into my love of neutrals and the diamond pattern adds a chic graphic look to the room! Decor tip: repeating the colors in a room will give it a cohesive designer’ look and give it flow and [...]

The Pocket Book and the End Table: Part II


In part one, we regaled you with tips on how to make the best use of your funds when decorating your home. Mostly we discussed where to minimize investment: tables, chairs, accessories, and curtains. The one place where we highly recommended that you be prepared to spend a little bit extra is on those items [...]

The Pocketbook and the End Table: Part I


We invest in our homes because we know it makes a difference when the places we call home are comfortable, beautiful, inspired, and express something of who we are. But, sometimes we spend too much, and sometimes we do not spend enough. Are there good rules of thumb for when a splurge is warranted and [...]

How To (and How Not To) Arrange Your Furniture: Part II


In part one, we listed a few tips for more masterful arranging of furniture, not only in the living room, but throughout the house. We covered the importance of negative space as well as substance, balancing pieces of furniture within a room, and creative solutions for tight spots, like a bed against a window. Here [...]

How to (and How Not To) Arrange Your Furniture


The expression “rearranging the furniture” is often disparagingly used to indicate a difference that doesn’t make a difference; however, what if the arrangement of your furniture did make a difference? What if the arrangement of your furniture affected a change in the feel of a room, in your comfort and pleasure, in the way that [...]

A New Rug for the Family Room


    I am in LOVE with this rug and I am so excited to share my review with you today, sponsored by RugsUSA! Thank you all so much for your kind words about my Christmas home tour as part of Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk yesterday! Christmas and decorating are two of my favorite things [...]

Common Mistakes when Choosing an Area Rug


The right rug can serve as both a center piece and background for the feel and style of a room. It can inspire a mood or set the tone. It can compensate for a crack in the wall or mediocre furniture, or become the final gesture of an interior design masterpiece. It will support and [...]

Is Organizing Your Home on Your List of New Year’s Resolutions?


It’s no secret that life is chaotic; however, organization doesn’t have to be an uphill struggle defying the flow of unexpected happenings. Rather, an organized closet, car, purse, or room can help you be more fully present and confident in the face of the unknown. Organization can help conserve energy and time, freeing you up [...]