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  • Our House was in a Magazine – And here’s what I learned!

    Five years ago, we found a fixer upper in a beautiful neighborhood and fell in love. Thus began the story of our current home. We put an offer on the very day…

  • Color Combo Crush: Pink & Green

    It’s not that I am over Christmas. But the 2 weeks of early December intensity means “YES!” to SO many hours of parties, shopping, wrapping & decorating that by this point I…

  • Your Guide to Garland

    It’s that time of year again – and we waste NO time getting our house decked out for the holidays! This year, our decorating was waylaid by a round of stomach bug…

  • Door Upholstery, 101

    Fall has been surprisingly busy season so I have so much to share! I guess I’ll start with a little teaser of a project we are hoping to finish up on Monday,…

  • Before & After: A Farmhouse Renovation

    First Rule of Starting a Design Business: Have everything professionally photographed. Second Rule of Starting a Design Business: Distinguish yourself from the crowd. I’m skipping straight to Rule No. 2 and using that…

  • Top 10 Lessons About Insurance Claims

    At 3:00 am on the morning of April 11, 2008, a drunk man stole a car from a downtown gas station and took it on a joy ride that ended in death…

  • Currently Loving: Scarves as Art

    It’s no secret that I love a good estate sale. And no good estate sale is complete without a bin of scarves for $5 each.  I’ve been collecting vintage scarves since I…

  • Currently Loving: Upholstered Beds

    The other day I realized that my husband and I have never actually bought a bed. (Yes, yes…we have bought a mattress.) It’s just that we received a bed as a family…

  • Using Magnolias in Home Decor

    I am budget minded, but I’d like to keep that a secret between you and me. Florals can absolutely kill a weekly grocery budget, but I absolutely love scenes of life throughout…

  • Sourcing Vintage Hardware

    Among the questions I’m most frequently asked about is the vintage hardware sprinkled throughout my home. It’s no secret that I think vintage additions fill your home with unique character that is…