14 Festive Fireplace Mantels for Fall

September 12, 2012

14 Festive Fireplace Mantels for Fall

Fall is a favorite time of year for me. Even though it's not technically a new year, with the kids returning to school, it feels like a new beginning. I treasure the breezy days of late September when we get to pack away the sandals and replace them with riding boots and polar fleeces. I enjoy apple picking and pumpkin carving with the kids while being mesmerized by the Fall foilage. But most of all, I love organizing and decorating for the new season.  Pumpkins, ghords, warm colors, blankets...  Autumn brings such cozy thoughts.  As I'm starting to think about and get in the mood for … [Read more...]

Seven Series: Industrial Style Barstools

September 4, 2012

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I'm on the hunt... ...for industrial style barstools.  This time it's not for a client, but instead for moi :) I've started a few blog series here & there throughout my blogging career, but sad to say that none lasted too long.  But, I'm starting a new one called Seven Series, were I'll showcase a collection of 7 items having to do with one interior topic.  This first one is Industrial Style Barstools. Check out my roundup... Sources: 1 - Crate and Barrel Turner Barstool / 2 - Neiman Marcus Industrial Stools / 3 - West Elm Industrial Stool / 4 - Wisteria Liberty Tavern Stool … [Read more...]

Organize, Protect, and Maintain Your Home + Giveaway

August 27, 2012

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Do you remember the yellow paint color you used in the kitchen... three years ago? Or the last time you cleaned out the debris in your central vac system? What about replacing the batteries in the smoke detectors? Owning a home is a wonderful thing.  It's an experimental playground to create a space you love and that reflects your personal style.  Yet, home ownership isn't always easily - there's alot that goes into maintaining a safe and healthy environment for your family.  Thanks to HomeZada for making it really easy! HomeZada, my newest latest and greatest sponsor, is the … [Read more...]

Styling a Bookcase

August 14, 2012

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I've mentioned here and there that I've been working on revamping my faux-stained laminate bookcases, and I can officially say they are done & styled. Take a look... I LOVE a well-styled bookcase!  A good mix of books, accessories, and personal momentos really brings life and character to a bookcase. When we moved into our home a couple years ago, I was in a wood-tone state-of-mind, and chose these laminate shelves from Walmart for $99/each.  They are not at all of great quality, but at the time they fit the bill. before pictures... Since then, I've started … [Read more...]

The Art of Hanging Art: Tips for Hanging Art and Pictures

July 24, 2012

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I've written quite a few posts about hanging art, but when a friend recently moved into a new house and asked me what is appropriate to go where... I decided to revisit the 'must-know' tips to hanging art! Hanging pictures and artwork can be tricky and intimidating, and often result in bare walls, so don't let that happen to you! Here are a few helpful and foolproof tips for having beautifully designed walls! 1. Hanging Pictures at the Right Height Never have a tall (or short) person hang photos, as it'll result in pictures being hung too high (or too low). The center of a larger photo … [Read more...]

Useful Ideas and Layouts to Create a Photo Gallery Wall

July 16, 2012

Different Layouts and Sizes to Create a Photo Gallery Wall

My most popular post to date that you, my awesome readers, just swoon over is how to create a photo wall display. This post alone has received well over 70,000 views and today I'm sharing even more great ideas and layouts to create your own photo gallery wall. Knowing where to begin when creating a montage of photos can often be intimidating, so I've gathered some handy examples on how to find the right balance and layout for various sized photos in all the different areas of the home. Here comes a long post with alot pictures, but it'll be worth scrolling all the way … [Read more...]

Lantern Love

July 12, 2012

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I'm finishing up a kitchen renovation for a local client (which looks amazing and I can't wait to share pictures) and we're at the point of choosing light fixtures.  Most have already been selected and some already installed, but we wanted to find something extra special for the foyer light as you enter into the home. The tricky part of the equation? The Ceiling Height!  An average home usually has an 8'-0" ceiling height, but some have cathedral ceilings in the foyer so a grand and beautiful chandelier can be admired.  Not this house.  But that's okay because with a little hunting I was … [Read more...]

Top Paint Picks for Navy Blue Walls

June 28, 2012

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Yesterday I shared my Royal Blue Revelation and how I've been introducing this new-found hue into my home. I'm kinda psyched because not only is this color going to be an accent seen in accessories, but I plan on painting the front room a dark navy.  Yesterday I left you at the point of me knee-deep in color decisions, and today I'm sharing the final color choice, plus my Top Color Picks for Navy Blue Walls. I've always had a thing for black spaces - they're bold, dramatic, and striking - but I'm loving the navy hue just as much (and maybe even better)!  I've gathered some inspirational … [Read more...]

Royal Blue Revelation

June 27, 2012

Which Blue Should I Choose?

Lately I've been crazy over royal blue, or as others sometimes refer to it as, navy. Which term do you use? I've mentioned here and there that since Spring sprung, I've been introducing this new-found hue throughout my home. It all started with a drapery panel (yes, that one right below in the pic) that I purchased with the intention to use as a shower curtain.  Once I got it home though, it was perfect for my dining room (the center of our home), and thus the beginning of my Royal Blue Revelation. So how have I introduced this classic blue hue? Come and see... I didn't want to … [Read more...]

Justin Timberlake Launches a New Home Collection, HomeMint

June 6, 2012

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of HomeMint. All opinions are 100% mine. A few weeks ago on my Facebook page, I mentioned that I had just read an article that Justin Timberlake was about to debut a home decor line.  Yes, the former boy band member of the 'N Sync has left the teeny-bopper era and is now breaking into the design world by showcasing his passion for Interior Design in his new home collection, HomeMint. Internationally renowned artist, style icon and entrepreneur Justin Timberlake has teamed up with celebrity stylist and acclaimed interior designer, Estee … [Read more...]