We all know how important first impressions are, but do you know what kind of impression your entry hall is making? When you’ve been living in a home for a while, you kinda go blind to its flaws. Walk through your front door and try to be objective. Is your entry welcoming? Does it give […]
It’s a common question. Oftentimes, it’s a struggle to determine just where to put the TV. Especially when you have a fireplace – should you put it above, beside, somewhere else? I provide ongoing mentoring and advice to the Expert Psychological Stagers who have taken my course over the last few years. We share info […]
I found a pair of mid-century lamps last week at a Barn Sale here in Nashville that I couldn’t pass up. I bought them without knowing whether or not they worked, so I set them up in the kitchen to test them with light bulbs. quick photo with my cell phone
A few weeks ago, I went to a yard sale of a guy who sells antiques. It was a cold morning, and he was dragging out lots of art from his garage when I arrived.
In honor of the Season Four Premiere of Downton Abbey, I am sharing some tips about incorporating the best bits of Downton into your home. Because I attended a special preview party several weeks ago, I’ve already seen the first hour of the premiere. I can’t wait to see what else happens tonight. This is […]
Winter is NOT my friend. I just can’t stand cold weather and the shorter days that make me feel depleted of sunshine and light. The change to daylight savings time really kicked my butt this year, but I am already loving the added daylight in the early evening. After spending a lot of time indoors […]
Happy Labor Day! I’m actually working for awhile today, but then I’m going to come home and make myself relax. Today I want to share a few things that I picked up from an estate sale last week! First up, a pair of mounted animal horns. The guy I bought them from asked me if […]
Ruffles are everywhere! It started in fashion, where ruffles are on the hottest tops, skirts, dresses, purses, and shoes. Look around – it’s already all over decor now, as well. And these are NOT your grandma’s ruffles . . .
Time for sharing another one of my collections. I love having collections that are as functional as they are aesthetically-pleasing. Vintage luggage can be found at yard sales, antique malls, and ebay. They come in beautiful vintage colors, instantly giving away the time period from which they came. These sturdy pieces are great as attractive […]
I have something of an obsession with chandeliers. You see, I hate overhead flourescent lighting. I mean, HATE it. And I HATE ceiling fans. I want to see something interesting and beautiful when I look up, something that casts a pleasant glow. When we bought this house, it had 11 ceiling fans. It now has […]