Tag Archives: historic

Trim Color for Brick and Siding – Netflix Inspired!

I’m always on the lookout for exterior color combination inspiration, and I love when I find great examples of trim color for brick and siding. Sometimes you need to show someone a photo for them to understand what you are proposing! One of my favorite shows on television right now is TURN – Washington’s Spies […]

Cottage Exterior Colors & Benjamin Moore Matches

Tomorrow is my 20th wedding anniversary! To celebrate, Mr. Man and I took a trip last week to the Pacific Coast. We spent a week there for our honeymoon between San Francisco, Monterey, and Carmel, CA. When we were there 20 years ago, I didn’t know very much about Carmel and didn’t see all the […]

Ty’s House Community Center In Southern Living Magazine

When my friend, Nancy, told me that Southern Living magazine was featuring the Hard Bargain Association in Franklin, TN in an upcoming issue, I was excited for a couple of reasons. The Hard Bargain Association is a grassroots, non-profit organization seeking to preserve Hard Bargain, a historic African American neighborhood, which was founded over 130 […]

3 Ways to Freshen Up an Older or Historic Home

This week I got to stage a beautiful historic property to sell.  It was a Bed & Breakfast for years, and formerly served as a girls’ academy in the early 20th century.  Staging a home like this is a challenge.  While you want to make it appeal to the widest audience possible, you have to […]

The Art of Towel Folding & the Karate-Chopped Pillow

For our anniversary, Mr. Man and I stayed at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville.  It’s where we stayed on our wedding night fifteen years ago.  The Hermitage Hotel is the only 5-star hotel in Nashville and was built over one hundred years ago in the Beaux Arts style.   The Hermitage Hotel,  Nashville