Hard Work and No Play? No Thanks.

I’ve been working hard this week. I’m writing this post from here:

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Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan HC-81

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Meaningful Art – Restaurant Menu Collection

I hope you enjoyed the dining room to living room transformation I shared at the end of last week.  What I didn’t show you is the “new” dining area.  What I wanted to share today is the art grouping I made with the menus the couple have been collecting throughout their relationship.

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restaurant menus

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Should Your Art Match Your Sofa?

I’ve often heard said that art doesn’t have to match your sofa (or your room, for that matter). The thought is that the la-tee-dah art is so much more important that your furnishings and other decor that making sure it matches is an insult.  I believe it’s an insult not to consider the size, shape, and colors of the art when choosing it for a space.  Don’t you want the art (and room) to look as good as possible?

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The $50 Home Makeover – Book Giveaway

Perfectly Imperfect blogger, Shaunna West, has written a new book, The $50 Home Makeover.

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The $50 Home Makeover by Shaunna West

You guys know how I love a good decorating book or magazine, right?  I’m always looking for new ideas and inspirations, and that’s what this book is all about.

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“A Friend is Someone Who Likes You” – Joan Walsh Anglund

I’m guessing many of you know who Joan Walsh Anglund is, but if you don’t, maybe you will recognize her iconic art.

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I began collecting Joan Walsh Anglund books, art, and paper products when my daughters were young.  There’s something so innocent and nostalgic about the instantly recognizable illustrations that made Joan Walsh Anglund a favorite of Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, and Queen Elizabeth II, just to name a few.  Joan has authored over 100 books and is 88 years young.

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Beach House Interior Design

One of my goals is to decorate a beach house during off-season.  Maybe this winter?  This could be me relaxing at the end of a busy day:

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Home Staging Comes Full Circle

Over five years ago, I staged an occupied home in Franklin for some friends who were moving out-of-state.  It sold to a family who were new to the Nashville area.  The new homeowners soon contacted me about helping them decorate their “new” home.  It was a fun experience working with two different clients with different furnishings in the same house!

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