Archive of ‘Design’ category

Home Decor: Seeking the perfect piece

To me, decorating is like a game. Sometimes I get lucky when I’m searching for home décor items and I find exactly what I envisioned. Other times, I have an idea in my head and can’t find anything to take its place in reality. Such was the case when I was decorating my daughter’s room. […] Read more…

Little Girl to Teen Room Makeover

Eek! I finally have time to write about my latest design project: a little girl to t(w)een room makeover! The lucky recipient is my daughter, whom we surprised for her 12th birthday earlier this month. Off at school, our daughter had no clue her room was undergoing a makeover. My husband and I cleared her […] Read more…

Fixer Upper-inspired walls

My favorite thing to do in the kitchen is to bake. Period. Cooking, on the other hand, is best done at a restaurant, or by a friend, or by my mom. I just don’t have the knack for cooking — nor the interest. But baking? Show me a dessert cookbook {see just a handful in […] Read more…

DIY Orb Chandelier

Lighting. It’s like the jewelry in a room. And like jewelry, it can be expensive. I’ve been eyeing these beautiful orb chandeliers for a few years. In fact, when we finished our basement in 2014, I bought one to put in the stairway. Google orb chandeliers and you’ll find hundreds of photos of beautiful lights, […] Read more…

Decorating for Christmas

You may find this odd coming from a person who likes decorating, but the only holiday I decorate my house for is Christmas. I don’t decorate for Halloween, Easter nor the Fourth of July. Ok, I do decorate my kids’ doors for their birthdays. And I will change out the pillows on my porch and […] Read more…

No-Sew Window Valance

I don’t sew. I used to — in junior high. My yellow and green stuffed turtle and purple apron from home ec class prove it. But today, if a project involves more than sewing on a button, forget about it! I don’t own a sewing machine, nor do I have any interest in owning one. […] Read more…

Creating a gallery wall

If you walk into our home, you’ll quickly realize I love clocks. Back in March, I wrote this post about some of the clocks throughout our home. My kids will tell you we have clocks everywhere. And they would be correct. The real bonus: My family will never be late, right?! Our walls are a […] Read more…

Before & After: {Paint!} Choosing a new wall color

When it comes to decorating, choosing a new wall color can be overwhelming, scary and exciting at the same time. On the main level of our home, we have an office, mudroom and powder room, and then one main area for our kitchen, dining and living space. I’ve had the same wall color, Sherwin William’s […] Read more…

Before & After: Easy tile makeover

I’m about to let you in on a little secret. My backsplash in my kitchen? Well, I’ve changed it just a bit, but not by redoing the tile. You see, I have a love/hate relationship with tile. I love new tile, but when it goes out of style, then what? It’s a pain to redo, […] Read more…

Before and After: {Cozy} custom window seat

I have always loved window seats. Whether it’s a place to just look out at nature or curl up with a good book, I think window seats add so much character and functionality to a space. Five years ago, we decided to transform our living room with some custom built-ins. Our living room is open […] Read more…

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