Fall into the Season

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What are a few quick and easy ways to give your home a warm and inviting fall look?  Make a quick trip to you local market or farmer's stand and find some great seasonal produce to create a harvest-inspired look in your home.  By adding some simple embellishments like burlap, mercury glass accents and baskets, ...

Tablescapes and Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving!  We hope you are having a wonderful day with friends and family.  It's an amazing time of year to celebrate all that we are thankful for and to gather together.  For those of you preparing the holiday meal and "dressing" the table, here are some seasonally beautiful ideas to help inspire your creativity.  ...

A Splash of Style For Your Backsplash

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Tile was on my mind today.  If you're perusing ideas for new construction, a remodel, or just adding to your "future homes ideas" folder, we've got quite the collection of stunning inspirational photos for your backsplash needs.  There are so many great styles and colors to choose from, it might just be a little overwhelming  ...

Country Minimalism

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I've always been intrigued by an eclectic mix of modern and rustic elements.  While a country style can sometimes have too many nicknacks my my liking, I do appreciate the warmth and nostalgia behind the style.  With an approach of creating a simple country life kind of living, Country Minimalism offers uncluttered coziness while still ...

Stunning Stripes

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Stripes create a bold and high contrast look in any room that sparks interest and beauty.  Classic, masculine and graphic, stripes can blend beautifully with floral and geometric patterns or they can stand nicely on their own.  Vertical stripes create the illusion of height while horizontal stripes can make a room feel wider.  You can ...

Vegetable Gardens

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I imagine there’s nothing like stepping out into the yard to pick your own vegetables.  It’s been on my to-do list for quite some time to grow my own fruits, vegetables and herbs.  So I started doing a little research and found some beautiful options. Take a look at the beautiful vegetable gardens below.  Although my ...

A Window of Opportunity

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Draperies are a great way to incorporate texture, patterns, and color into your space.  Even though draperies have a great deal of aesthetic appeal, there are also many functional factors to keep in mind when selecting a treatment.  It is important to keep in mind whether you may need draperies for light control, privacy, insulation ...

What a Display!

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Any collectors of fine China out there?  Perhaps you've inherited several pieces or even received a beautiful set from your wedding.  The question is, what to do with it all?  I started thinking about the possibilites when I received a box of linenes and China from my grandmother this week.  She has collected quite a set of plates and ...

Outdoor Kitchens

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One of my favorite things to do on warm summer evenings is eat dinner outside.  I love getting outdoors after being cooped up all day indoors, and enjoying the fresh air.   There’s nothing like sitting down to a delicious meal under the stars with your loved ones.  The only thing that could make this experience ...

Organic Art

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Natural and organic art is a beautiful thing.  Free flowing and earthy, these pieces create quite the statement with their complex forms and rich textures.  These artists' expressions are a wonderful source of inspiration and imagination.  I hope you enjoy these intriguing creations whether you're just admiring their beauty or contemplating their meanings.   Ralph Pucci - Triptych ...

Rustic Meets Modern

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When two very different styles come together in one design, beautiful and intriguing results follow.  These days, a very eclectic mixture of furniture and accessories has really driven interiors, and more people are finding their design solutions in several different styles.   Two of my favorite design styles come to life in the following photos with ...

Moulding Your Design

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The furnishings and accessories you choose for your home says a lot about who you are.  Your home itself also has a great story to tell, and decorative mouldings may be just what it needs to help convey the message.  Mouldings including crown moulding, wainscoting, chair rails, baseboards and other types of trim help to give definition and drama to a room ...

Concrete Jungle

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I have always loved the idea of having concrete countertops in my kitchen.  The sleek and solid look definitely appeals to my appreciation for urban design.  Concrete can be an extremely versatile material for interior finishes.  It can take on many different colors, textures, and sheens and can be fashioned to resemble different types of ...

Fantasy Gardens

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Fantasy gardens are dreams personified. Romantic by their very nature, for me they are principally country, informal, unstructured, and naturalistic, characterized by the prominence of stone paths, vintage accents and repurposed objects. I imagine meandering in search of whimsical treasures in these landscapes. I picture robust flowers, Beatrice Potter and picnics in ...

Decorating with Patterns

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Are you looking for that extra punch in your home décor?  Incorporating an assortment of textures and patterns in your design gives a room dimension and interest.  Choose patterns and colors that complement each other.  A fun stripe and subtle texture goes great with an oversized print.  Take a look at some of these fun ...