Decorating with Neutral Tones

Some people think decorating with neutral tones is safe and reliable, and today's selection of inspiration rooms prove that neutrals are anything but boring. Browns, creams, and plenty of texture create warm, inviting rooms that say, "Come and relax. You're home!" A stone fireplace takes center stage in this living room with a vaulted ceiling. The rich wood floor provides contrast to the beige, slip covered furniture. Soft blue pillows and … [Read more...]

Vintage Poster Art for Sitting Room

 One of my favorite stores moved further away, which didn't make me happy. But the other day we took a trip out there and I found some cool vintage posters. For just a few dollars, I turned them into vintage poster art and hung the first one in my sitting room. (This post contains affiliate links.) I've had the bird poster on the left for awhile. The new one is the smaller vintage bird poster on the right. I had the empty frame hanging on the … [Read more...]

Newfoundland Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Have you ever visited Newfoundland? I've only seen images and video on TV and the internet. It's a beautiful part of the Canadian country with charming homes and today we're touring one of the country's cozy homes! The Newfoundland cottage is called Hare's Ears Cottage and was renovated for travel company, CapeRace Adventures. You can stay in this vacation home if you take one of their travel tours. A row of windows in the family room allow … [Read more...]

Romantic Prairie Style Book Giveaway

Summer is a great time for reading; I'm on my third novel so far this season. I also enjoy looking at decorating books for inspiration and one of my favorites is Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O'Neill. I think you'll love it too, so I'm hosting another book giveaway. Just leave a comment at the end of this post to let me know you want to be entered to win. But first, check out the fresh, romantic prairie style you'll find in the pages of this … [Read more...]

12 Screened Porches for Summer Fun

Summer is filled with many pleasures - warm breezes, sunny days, green grass, colorful flowers, picnics and outdoor parties, and so much more. But summer also brings a few bugs into its long, lazy days. Screened porches create a perfect space for enjoying the outdoors without having to battle the bugs. Here are 12 screened porches for enjoying summer fun! A white-painted screened porch enjoys a container garden filled with native grasses, so you … [Read more...]

Gardening Fun with New Deco Planters!

Is it ever too late in the season to plant and garden? I don't think so. Even though it's July, I'm still planting and today I'm sharing how to create cute container gardens using colorful and versatile Deco Planters. These fabric pots are water-tight and perfect for both water and terrestrial container gardens. They even come in a hanging version! I'm going to show you both container gardens - water and soil. (This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Colorful Farmhouse: Charming Home Tour

Today we're headed to beautiful Tennessee to tour a colorful farmhouse with loads of design appeal. Todd Richesin Interiors was the designer and believes that indoor spaces should be collected, not decorated. This philosophy creates a more unique approach to decorating and reveals a homeowner's personality because rooms are filled with favored items. Photo by Todd Richesin Interiors   The farmhouse entryway reveals the use of fun color … [Read more...]

Historic Homes: Geneva, Illinois

Many of you, my readers, have told me how much you love my walking tours around neighborhoods that showcase beautiful homes. I typically focus on older homes because I find them unique and charming. But someday I'll feature newer homes so you can see the variety of architecture in my corner of the world. Today we're enjoy a tour of historic homes in my favorite town of Geneva, Illinois (my birthplace). I've admired this blue clapboard Victorian … [Read more...]

Fun Colors in the Home

White is a color often used in today's decorating world. White kitchens for example, have been trending for a while. But I know many of you crave color in your house so today's post is all about fun colors in the home. Whether soft and subdued or bold and bright, it's always fun to add a pop of color in a room. Blue walls create a lively backdrop for a cottage style kitchen table adorned with a white and yellow buffalo check tablecloth. This is … [Read more...]

DIY Rustic Flower Vase

Are you enjoying your summer? I sure hope so! Today I have a quick and easy home decor project for you that I think you'll enjoy. It's a DIY rustic flower vase that makes a cute centerpiece - perfect for a dinner party, a bridal shower, a wedding, or just every day use. Another bonus is that it doesn't cost much to make. (This post contains affiliate links.)   To make your DIY rustic flower vase, all you need is a glass cylinder vase, … [Read more...]

AKA Design: Charming Home Tour

I'm so excited about today's tour which features the home of my dear blogging friend Shannon of AKA Design. You might remember that I first featured Shannon's house back in February of 2015. Well, Shannon has moved since then and I'm amazed at all she's done with her new place! I think you'll enjoy her decorating style as much as I do. Ready to take a look around? Right as you approach the front door, you can see that Shannon pays careful … [Read more...]

Country Style Decorating

When I was first married, I decorated our little rental home with Asian influences. I loved ginger jars, oriental paintings, and black lacquered furniture. My sister on the other hand, was decorating in country style and the more she talked about it, the more I was drawn to it, too. Country style decorating has evolved over the years (just look at past covers of old Country Living magazines) and encompasses a wide range of influences ... from … [Read more...]

Country Kitchens to Love

How old were you when you started looking at decorating magazines? I was in my early 20s and my favorite magazines were Country Living and Country Home. I've always loved country style decorating whether it has a farmhouse, cottage, or modern influence. The kitchen is my favorite room in the house and I never tire of thumbing through magazine pages looking at country kitchens.  Here's a collection of country kitchens I recently found that I hope … [Read more...]

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