Natural Fiber Rugs – The Ultimate Guide

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Have you ever been to Cheesecake Factory and found yourself reading the menu over and over again only to get frustrated because there are too many choices?  Selecting a natural fiber rug for your home is a lot like that!  There are so many options, so many factors to consider.  Size?  Color?  Pattern?  Density?  Cost?  … [Read more...]

Creating Stylish Storage Options With More Detail

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In the process of creating a home, we all have the same non-discriminatory demand for something important.  Something such as storage.  And even better yet, stylish storage options! We can never get enough of it. Never. We are always wanting more.  Trying to find ways to make it happen. And that one common … [Read more...]

How To Decorate For The Seasons Using Associations, Not Cliches

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Okay.  It is confession time. How many of you have gone overboard when decorating for fall, or any season?    So overboard that when you walk into the room it feels like every marketable gimmick has just arrived at your doorstep? I think we have all been guilty of it at some point.  It is easy to do, especially … [Read more...]

Seeing This Makes Me Want To Build Another House – Again…

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Have I said that before?  Oh boy, I need some deja vu antihistamines.  STAT. I’m itching like crazy.  No, not the 7-year-marriage itch (I’ve been married 27 years after all) but the 5-year-housing itch. If I look back on our home history, it seems as though I’m ready to make a change about every 5 years.  And after … [Read more...]

In The Store: Fall Preview 2014

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I’ve been at the store all week getting it ready for the new retail season.  Can you believe August is almost over?  Craaaazzzzy.  Gone are the summer accents of citrus hues, beach inspired treasures and outdoor activities. While I can feel the change in the air, it seems odd to walk into my store and smell the fall … [Read more...]

The Kitchen Is Painted – See What Color I Chose…

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Ahhh……nothing makes a space feel fresher than a coat of paint.   We built our house five years ago and when we hit that five-year mark, it is like all the rooms started taunting me, demanding that they get some touch ups.  If you know me, I’m always happy to oblige when it comes to working on my home even if my schedule … [Read more...]

I Have Narrowed Down My Kitchen Paint Color Choices To These…

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Slowly but surely things are moving along in the kitchen.  I so wish it could be a priority but as you all know – work comes first.  Well…and there was that Disney thing.  ha! It is my goal to find a day this week to paint the walls so that means I better get it in gear and select a color. Right now, I have a … [Read more...]

Help Me Choose My Breakfast Nook Chandelier

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Small spaces can sometimes take a while to makeover.  It is almost like you only have one chance to get it right because every detail stands out.  They can blend, and possibly get lost, in a large room, but in a small room?  Every piece is a star in its own way. I’ve mentioned that I am changing the look of my breakfast area … [Read more...]

How To Layer Furniture In A Few Easy Steps. Say What?!

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Sometimes something just needs a little oomph to take it over the top. Sometimes however, we can sit, stare and struggle to determine what that “something” is. This girl sits and stares and struggles often. At home, I am always moving things around, bringing “new” things out and putting “old” things away for another … [Read more...]

Can You Guess What Phase One Of My Breakfast Nook Makeover Is?

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Five.  That is how many years it has been since we built our house. And that is how long my nook has been waiting for some attention. nook noun 1.a corner, as in a room. 2.any secluded or obscure corner. 3.any small recess: a breakfast nook. 4.any remote or sheltered spot: a shady nook that was ideal for a … [Read more...]