January 19, 2017

My Ten Favorite Things At Orchard Supply Hardware

As you may have seen if you follow me on either Facebook or Instagram, I worked for a couple of days over the weekend doing design and color consulting with ORCHARD SUPPLY HARDWARE. I'm really so thrilled to be working with them as a brand ambassador and am more impressed every single time I walk into one of their stores!

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Let's be honest...no women is crazy about putting an image of herself out there and I'm certainly not, but I'm comfortable enough in my own skin and expertise to do color and design consulting and was right in my element here! One of the most interesting customers was a lady who told me that she and her husband are both color blind and they wanted some help in matching some existing colors to fresh paint with Benjamin Moore. I was so happy to let her know about something that makes it EASY, so read on to find out about this breakthrough!

January 18, 2017

Easy French Bistro Style Winter Tablescape

A spot to get away and feel as if we are in an outdoor bistro in the south of France perhaps. In my previous post I told you the how-to of creating a similar outdoor bistro in your home and today it's a little bit of tablescaping and a personal sort of romantic story. 

elegant outdoor winter table setting

January 17, 2017

How To Create New and Affordable Bistro Style Patio

This is the time of year that we love here in Florida and the reason that our beautiful state continues to become more crowded and sought after than ever! We enjoy the outdoors and love our little piece of paradise that is the main reason we purchased our home over 25 years ago.

This is a before shot...it's pretty, but I'd love for you to see what we did in the after!

flagstone patio

January 14, 2017

Following My Passion For Design This Weekend

Before I get started on a little wrap up and news, I want to wish you a happy weekend! It's been a busy week for me so far and I hope that I get to take tomorrow off. Sunday is generally a day that we take it easy, read the New York Times with a pot (or two) of coffee and often go out for breakfast. Sound good to you?

breakfast-waterside

January 12, 2017

How To Whitewash A Farmhouse Table In 30 Minutes

I just love the power of paint and how it can absolutely change the entire attitude of a room! Paint comes in all different types and there are enough techniques to write a massive paint encyclopedia on. Maybe there already is one?!

pink champagne glass with gold rim

January 11, 2017

How To Make A Beautiful Wild Flower Arrangement

I love to have flowers on the table at all times when possible, as they make a room come alive and are small in size yet big in beauty. There is nothing as elegant as a bare table with a large bouquet of flowers in the center in a pretty container! 

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I'm not a trained florist and over the years have found that I love to just toss together and arrangement with either flowers from the market or sometimes straight out of my garden.