Decorating & Design

As we wrap up another renovation project on the house, adding 500 sf of space over the garage, adding a gable to the front for aesthetics and redoing the roof over our screen porch, we need to make a decision on paint colors for the entire home.I'm a little nervous and excited.  Excited because I LOVE the look of painted brick and  nervous b/c this decision has to stick with me for a long time.Anyone who knows my style knows I'm a huge fan of neutral colors, love  taupes and gray's.  So, I ordered several samples from the paint store

As we are working on another project on our home, I'm also trying to tie up loose ends on the other projects we've completed.  It's the finishing touches like artwork and furniture that I can't seem to complete.  So I took a break today to take a look on the Internet for items that I think I want.  In this new home- I'm mostly about whites, gray, silver or metallic

I love all different types of decor for a home.  I wouldn't say I'm set in one style whatsoever because each home has its own personality. That's like saying I only eat broccoli with my chicken or something like that!   I love mixing antiques with modern decor or throwing in shabby chic to the mix.What I've been really liking lately is this masculine style in decorating.  I watched Property Brothers one night on HGTV and they used a certain wallpaper in one of their renovations and then a few weeks later I saw it on The Nate Berkus show.  It's simple enough if

We are in the process of finshing a small bathroom renovation.  My goal was to do it inexpensively- Lowe's tile, etc.  Well, I was struggling because nothing really jumped out at me.  We did get our floor tile from there large 18 x 24 (I think that was the size) and had them cut into a rectangle and they really turned out great.However, I could not find a shower tile that I loved so I decided to go to a tile store here, Buckhanon Brothers Tile and found a phenomenal selection. Yes, it was much more pricey then Lowe's but was

This post probably should have been the start of my blog but better late then never.  Some of my friends know of this project but other readers may not and I wanted to pay homage to my first project that I jumped into not knowing anything!When people heard that my husband and I bought this home they thought we were nuts and for me I think I was just naive and I'm glad I was because it made this project a great learning experience and adventure. I truly cannot say what I had envisioned and all I had was a set of

The exterior of a home is just as important to me as the interior of a home.  I have to say my latest obsession is finding a new front door.  I love when I show properties and the front door is great- the planters, wreath or whatever else they have accessorizing the entrance is just right, it makes you so excited to see the inside- it's almost like opening a present!My door is this red/orange color and lacks a wow factor.  This simple one story ranch needs a wow factor.  So my first goal is to get a new front door!

Every weekend I keep saying I'm going to make it to a garage sale and of course I never do!  However, some time ago, I did have a friend call me from a garage sale asking if I wanted a pair of end tables for $10- he sent a picture and I said, "sure for $10 why not?"  I didn't realize some time later that this would be a great addition/investment for our new home.  Of course I don't have the before picture but picture a blonde pine and brass handles- that should give you a good idea.   So the sanding