My New Old Federal Style House

My New Old Federal Style House

It’s a new year. And hey, it’s even a new decade! And while many things are continuing along the same path as they have been in my life, one BIG thing is changing. We bought a house. And it’s not JUST a house. It’s an over 200-year-old,...
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...
Cottage Exterior Colors & Benjamin Moore Matches

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...

The Art of the Conversation Area

Creating furniture arrangements that make people feel welcomed and invited into a space is an art.   Rooms that have all the seating facing the television makes guests feel, well, unimportant.  Or at least not as important as that dang television.   Fabulous...

Taliesen West & The Cocky Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright

Last February, I visited American architect Frank Lloyd’s Wright infamous home, Taliesen West.  Nestled in the desert of Phoenix, Arizona, Taliesen West was not only the home in which he spent much of his last 20 years – it was, and still is, a school of...