September 24, 2016

Home Style Saturdays

white pumpkins in a lantern

Home Style Saturdays is definitely going to become one of my favorite ways to spend a quick few minutes with a cup of coffee before heading out to breakfast on Saturday morning with my husband. That's a tradition that we try to keep going when we can and are in town for the weekend. That...

September 23, 2016

20 Beautiful Fall Decorating Ideas - Round Up

magnolia branch decor

It's finally fall and I have been sharing so much of it with you here these last couple of weeks on the blog. I just might actually get to experience some slight fall weather myself next week as I'm headed to the big apple for a few days. I'd love to hop around in some crunchy leaves in Central Park, but somehow thinking that isn't going to happen! Today without further ado...I'm sharing

September 22, 2016

French Modern Fall Home Tour

I approach designing a space as if it's a living, breathing being. Almost like a child that evolves over time and grows up! Maybe an unusual metaphor, but you sometimes have to let go of the past and stop treating the room like a baby and just let it breathe...and grow. So when I had the chance to round up a bunch of my great blogging friends recently and work with Soft Surroundings, I knew that

September 21, 2016

How To Create Elegant Table Settings With Layering And Texture

blue and white plate gold flatware

I seem to be on a neutral roll lately in our home, and as I continue to dig through my stash of dinnerware I'm using my French ironstone dishes often. To create a stylized mood for dining is one of my favorite things to do when entertaining and with neutrals it's all about mixing up with...

September 20, 2016

Farmhouse Decorating Ideas For The Fireplace Mantel and 20 Farmhouse DIYs

I freely admit that I don't live in a farmhouse, and what I love about the farmhouse feel is the simplicity in so much of the design. My husband and I were just discussing over the weekend how some of the favorite places that we have had to spend time visiting in the last couple of years have been farmhouse style France. I'm planning something that I'm bursting at the seams to tell you about and involves...

September 19, 2016

Elegant And Simple Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas


See the mirror above? Well of course you do and if you look deeply into it to see what it reflects, the front door can be seen. Actually doors, as we are fortunate to have a double door entry and when you enter our home you see the living room on the right side. What you don't see in my photos is that there is a corner of the room where I store some photoshoot props and a few small pieces of furniture that I don't use much. I wish that our 1962 home had more storage, but wishing won't make it happen and I just make every area that I can as lovely as I can. Today I'm sharing my living room mantel and it's dressed...

September 18, 2016

High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour Fall 2016

upholstered headboard black and white buffalo check bench

I am so honored to have some pretty amazing events coming up over the next couple of months and on my list of favorites for the second time is the High Point Market Design Bloggers Fall Tour for 2016. It's an amazing few days at market and I am beyond thrilled to participate and see what is in store (literally) in terms of products and trends in the design and furnishings market! I'll be taking you along with me and the rest of group of today's top ten design bloggers as we