Dispelling the Myths of the Man Cave

You’ve all heard of the “man cave” by now, and many of you may have one in your own home.  The term “man cave” conjures up images of a dark basement filled with a monster-sized flat screen television, leather recliners, and (sorry) ugly decor.  Since Father’s Day is approaching this weekend, maybe it’s time for a new and improved vision for the man cave. Let’s start by dispelling a few commonly-held myths about what the perfect man cave should be.

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3 Bedroom Changes You Can Make in One Day – More Reveals in Allison’s Home Makeover

Although we repainted most of Allison’s interior, we chose NOT to paint her bedroom. Why? Because we were on a tight budget, and the bedroom wall color was NOT the problem.

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Allison’s Home Makeover – The Entry Reveal

I’m so excited to start showing you the reveal of my assistant, Allison’s, home makeover!   After a whirlwind day arranging furniture, hanging artwork, placing accessories, and one last shopping run last week, we are ready to show you the dramatic changes.  So come on in!

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How to Take “Country” and Make It “Arty”

As promised, I’m sharing another before and after from the Nashville home featured Monday.  

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3 Simple Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Today I’m sharing three simple bedroom decorating ideas for your home. You’ll see how I used these tips when decorating a teenage boy’s room, but they are applicable for any bedroom or guest room.

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Country Farmhouse, City Farmhouse

Last week I spent a day at the country farmhouse belonging to the director of my older daughter’s school.  Every summer, the director hosts each grade of school children for two days at her historic farm located an hour outside of Nashville.  

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Can You Use Outdoor Furniture Indoors?

You may be noticing lots of sales and clearances for outdoor furnishings this time of year, or at least you should be.  When I saw this end-of-the-season outdoor furniture sale from Ballard Designs, I knew I had to share these great pieces at great prices that can be used INDOORS just as well as outdoors.

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Ballard Designs is one of my favorite online furniture retailers.  Great style, quality, and prices make them a great value overall.  This chair and ottoman is weather- and stain-resistant, which means it’ll hold up great with young children and pets indoors!  And you can’t beat the price:

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Ballard Design Ceylon Whitewash Lounge Chair and Ottoman – $369 for both, plus an extra 15% off

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