Tag Archives: historic

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 furnishings and decoration, always fuels my imagination […]

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