You probably know how much I love a good sale. But some of my favorite finds are actually from estate sales and yard sales, where I often discover an inexpensive reject that becomes one of my new favorite things! Here’s a short video showing you what I found this morning and how I’m going to […]
Wondering about 2016 kitchen trends? Last week, I attended the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, which included the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Let me tell you: I LOVED so many of the new looks and products that were introduced at the show. I noticed four dominant 2016 kitchen trends. It’s […]
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 […]
I am really starting to get excited about my closet project! I loved all the ideas and advice you guys offered here. Since my bedroom is a grayed-down lavender, my closet is going to be something similar. I really love the feminine colors of this little bathroom, so I’m going with lavenders, purples, and a touch […]
Over the last week, I have been conversing with a lively forum of redesigners and stagers about how many current trends in design are “coming back.” It all started with a comment on brass being the hot “new” finish for lighting and plumbing fixtures. Most of the group was appalled, and were confused as to […]
I have been married for fifteen years and have spent a lot of that time decorating the homes I’ve lived in during that time. My husband and I have restored four old homes during our marriage, doing everything from gutting and rebuilding a kitchen on our own, adding bathrooms, tiling, wallpapering, laying flooring – you […]
Ok, wallpaper is a big commitment. But this winter weather is getting me down! I *heart* this wallpaper from York – it would be so cute in my kitchen! I just love the avocado with the blue and yellow, don’t you?
Powder rooms are the perfect place to experiment with wallpaper and express your personality. The smaller the space, the more dramatic you should go. And you won’t tire of it quickly like you might in a larger, frequently-used room. Why not do something a little crazy? Check out these examples: