Flowers make a sweet surprise in the guest room.

10 Ways To Welcome Overnight Guests

We think mostly of having guests during the holidays, however these tips are good practice any time of the year. To help you prepare, here’s a checklist with 10 ways to welcome overnight guests that are simple and hassle free. Continue reading

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Soft plaid throw pillow with a little twig pumpkin.

Staying Organized With Baskets

Today I’m sharing my plan on staying organized with baskets, starting right here in the entryway. This is a busy pass through area by the stairs, which means most of the time it’s a dumping ground. I decided to seize the opportunity before the crazy holidays hit, to declutter and create a space for storage. Continue reading

Love the paisley floral pillow.

Velvet Chair

In the spotlight this week is a beautiful velvet chair, worthy of its own post. A few months ago, my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday. Instead of asking for a weekend get-a-way or jewelry, I said I wanted to have a chair recovered. Maybe I was thinking too much like a blogger at the time, but the chair I had in mind really needed a makeover. Once you see the before and after photos, I know you will agree. Continue reading

Hello Fall Free Printable

Hello Fall Free Printable

Hello fall! I have a quick post for you today, so I can share a free fall printable. I haven’t had much time lately to play around with watercolors but sometimes it’s fun to mix things up. I created a fun photo design using twigs, wood cuts, acorns and nuts to surround a simple fall greeting. The warm neutral colors remind me of knitted scarves, white pumpkins and coffee latte. Continue reading

Decorating the mantel with a simple pumpkin mantel.

Simple Pumpkin Vignettes

Fall is a busy time of year, so there’s no need to stress over decorating when you’re in a rush. Today I have some simple pumpkin vignettes that are easy to create. All you need is a sweet pumpkin or two.

Every year I change things up a bit, experimenting with different fall looks using pumpkins. These are some of my favorite pumpkin vignettes. Continue reading

5 Ways To Mix Metals

5 Ways To Mix Metals

Every few years, we see metal finishes in the design world move to the forefront of the trending now status, as they are reinvented.  Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out what trends to follow, and how to use metal finishes in your decor. My best advice is to embrace it all and get in the mix!  Here’s my list of five ways to mix metals when decorating a space.

  • Frames
  • Lamps and light fixtures
  • Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Hardware

The secret to mixing metals as with most things in decorating is balance. In the living space below the gold leaf frame, polished nickel lamp, pewter bowl and galvanized tray are balanced by the textures of fabrics and organic elements.

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