The New Maximalism – It’s Not What You Think

The New Maximalism – It’s Not What You Think

We've heard for years now that minimalism is a mark of noble character. Those of us who are maximalists have been called materialistic, hoarders, or shopaholics. Minimalists believe they have the moral high ground. Is it a crime to enjoy the "stuff" of home? I, for...

The 2019 Best Dark Greens for Kitchen Cabinets

The 2019 Best Dark Greens for Kitchen Cabinets

No, it's not the Pantone Color of the Year. It's not the Paint Color of the Year, nor is it the Fashion Color of the Year. It's been seeping into your psyche, increasingly crossing your field of vision over a year or two. Which means the time has come for it to gain...

Wrapping Up 2018 and Moving Forward Into 2019

Wrapping Up 2018 and Moving Forward Into 2019

I don't know about you, but this year has been a doozy for me. Every year end, I write a blog about what I've accomplished over the last year. And then, I NEVER POST IT.  I still have these posts in drafts, but have never pushed "send." Seriously, I've done this for...

Historic Home Tour for the Holidays

Historic Home Tour for the Holidays

I've had a passion for historic homes dating back from when I was a small child. One of my favorite things to do is attend historic home tours. Taking in the craftsmanship and intricacies of the architecture, as well as seeing how the homeowner populates the home with...

Favorite Things – Stocking Stuffer Ideas (Cheap and Easy!)

Favorite Things – Stocking Stuffer Ideas (Cheap and Easy!)

We're just a couple of weeks out - how ready are you? I definitely have more Christmas shopping to do, but since I'm down with a cold and should probably stay inside today, I thought I'd share some of my favorite stocking stuffer ideas this year!   Colorful,...

Why You May Need a Winter Beach Vacation

Why You May Need a Winter Beach Vacation

I just did something I've never done. My family decided to spend Thanksgiving in a completely different way - and made a winter beach vacation out of it. Remember the beach house remodel I completed last winter? Well, we took some family friends and drove the seven...

How White Kitchen Cabinets Make Your Kitchen Larger

How White Kitchen Cabinets Make Your Kitchen Larger

With all the talk about warmer colors for kitchens, don't be afraid that white kitchen cabinets are going out of style. White kitchen cabinets are classic and are found in all eras of kitchen history. I am NOT anti-wood stain, believe it or not!  However, too much...

Mountain Mural Tutorial in a Boys’ Bedroom

Mountain Mural Tutorial in a Boys’ Bedroom

After several blogposts of various boys' room makeovers at the Tennessee Baptist Children's Home in the Greater Nashville area, today I'm showing you the reveal of the room I designed.  PLUS, I'm going to tell you exactly how I did the mountain mural that inspired the...

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