I LOVE OLD HOUSES. love them with all my heart. and when I am scoping out homes online, my head is always turned when I see a beautiful old home. The character, the charm, the history…and the quality of workmanship are difficult if not impossible to replicate on todays budgets. are old houses easy? no… Read More MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE BUCKET LIST
“Is it GRAY or GREY?” This is one of the most commonly asked questions regarding common spelling mistakes! The answer is : if you are American it is likely you spell it “GRAY”…..AND “GREY” is used in Great Britain and areas that use UK English. Both are correct and both are Beautiful. AND BOTH ARE STILL… Read More WE STILL LOVE PALE GRAY!!!!
AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK I GET AN EMAIL WITH A QUESTION ABOUT WHITE PAINT COLORS – AND IN PARTICULAR – COOL VS WARM WHITES…. WARM WHITES HAVE WARM UNDERTONES…LIKE YELLOW AND SOMETIMES GREEN-ISH. THE ones with the green-ISH undertones – to ADD to the confusion – can go EITHER WARM or COOL depending on… Read More WONDERFUL WARM WHITE PAINT COLORS
THE #1 PAINT COLOR THAT PEOPLE AGONIZE OVER IS.. WHITE ….Once upon a time – I used to think ALL WHITE paint colors were alike – I have long since let go of that notion! ALL WHITES ARE NOT ALIKE! There are hundreds, thousands of whites to choose from. It can feel overwhelming. One way… Read More WAY “COOL” WHITE PAINT COLORS
CHOOSING A SOFA IS A FUN problem to have – BUT OFTEN DAUNTING TASK! HERE ARE 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A SOFA. LOCATION /ROOM SIZE – WHERE IS IT GOING AND WITH WHAT? BUDGET STYLE ARMS SEATS PILLOWS SKIRTED OR VISIBLE LEGS 8.DURABILITY COLOR SLIPCOVERED OR UPHOLSTERED 1. LOCATION / ROOM SIZE, LAYOUT,… Read More CHOOSING A NEW SOFA? 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER
I GOT MY NEW CHAIRS!!! Something this insignificant in the big scheme of things should not make me THIS HAPPY – BUT they DO! IT has been tough for a Decorator and Color obsessed person such as myself to abstain from buying things for the house…or making even the slightest change while the house is… Read More MY NEW PINK CHAIRS – NATE BERKUS FOR TARGET
Almost EXACTLY two years ago – I wrote blog post about BLUSH PINK. MARIA KILLAM , MY FAVORITE COLOR GENIUS, had just returned from the Spring High Point Market and was reporting on “TRENDS AND WHAT IS IN FOR 2016” and based on what she had seen – BLUSH PINK AND DEEP BRIGHT PINK WERE… Read More THIS IS 2017 and BLUSH IS EVERYWHERE!
The other day, I was making some updates to the blog and realized much to my embarrassment – that the photos of the house were super outdated!!! So I went back and UPDATED making a nice fresh new house TOUR and what being Wednesday and all…I thought it the perfect day to share it with… Read More MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE TOUR – 2017 EDITION
I absolutely positively LOVE Mudrooms!!! I COVET mudrooms. When I go into homes that have them, I sit in them and just dream of what it would be like to have a WHOLE ROOM dedicated to keeping everything in ITS PLACE. Yes, we have a “ROOM” AND we definitely have “MUD” but our version is… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – MUDROOMS AND ENTRYWAYS
QUESTION – WHAT IS THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE? – ANSWER – The ONE ROOM CHALLENGE currently in its 11th season, is a bi-annual event, Started by the wonderful LINDA at CALLING IT HOME. 20 TOP Designers Take ONE ROOM and work their magic! . Close to 200 Guest Participants also play along and they ALL design, decorate,… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 6 – THE BIG REVEAL! BASEMENT FAMILY ROOM!