Are You Ready to Decorate with Apple Green?

Remember that show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy?" On one of the episodes Thom Filicia, the "design doctor" used apple green to decorate one of the straight guy's bathroom. I would've never thought to use that color in such a small space, but ever since that transformation I've loved the color! And the bathroom turned out great, by the way. So today's post is a nod to that vibrant color ... are you ready to decorate with apple green? A pretty, … [Read more...]

Decorating with Pink and Green

Pink and green is one of my all-time favorite color combinations. Ever since I was a little girl I was attracted to pink and green. Green was my best friend's favorite color, and mine was pink. We watched 4th of July fireworks together every summer and we most loved the fireworks that were half green, half pink. To this day, I still think of Joan when watching fireworks. She also comes to mind when I see examples of decorating with pink and … [Read more...]

Decorating with Wallpaper: 13 Ideas

My father owned a small decorating company when I was growing up. He ran his business as a side gig to his teaching career. On weekends and during summer months, dad would paint inside and outside local houses. He also wallpapered rooms and I eventually went to work for him during summer breaks as a college student. Dad taught me how to wallpaper and when he retired, he gave his wallpaper boards and equipment to me. Traditional Bedroom by London … [Read more...]

5 Interior Design Trends of 2016

Interior design trends, or trends of any kind for that matter, always fascinate me because the "experts" don't always agree on what's going to be the next big thing. As I was searching for upcoming decorating trends I found a variety of predictions, but there were a few consistent topics that I found from one expert to the next. And that's what I'm sharing with you today ... the common themes of interior design trends of 2016. Let me know if any … [Read more...]

Stained Glass ~ A Growing Trend

The art of stained glass is rising in popularity and it's not hard to see why. Beautiful colored glass is held together by lead to create amazing pieces of art for the home. Studios are popping up across the country and in Ohio alone, the number has risen from just a handful 20 years ago to over 100 today. The art of stained glass initially took off in Europe during the 12th century, while the movement began in America when William Jay Bolton … [Read more...]

Top 5 Home Design Trends for 2015

Although I don't consider myself a trendy person per se, I do enjoy watching trends and seeing how others use them. Zillow Digs recently announced the top 5 home design trends for 2015 and I thought it would be fun to share them with you and see how you feel about them. 1. Gold Fixtures Kitchen by Portland Interior Designers & Decorators Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc. Gold fixtures were popular in the 80's and they're making a … [Read more...]

Decorating with Red

Red is an energetic color that represents strength and passion. It can be a tricky color to use in your home, but when done right it's beautiful. If you're not afraid of decorating with red, then you're going to love these photos from Houzz. Let me know which room is your favorite! Traditional Kitchen by Red Lion Kitchen & Bath Designers Keener Kitchen Manufacturing Red kitchen cabinets could be overwhelming, but paired with black it's … [Read more...]

Decorating with Lilacs and White Ironstone

The day I've been patiently waiting for has finally arrived! The lilac bushes are blooming and that means I can bring these delicate beauties indoors to fill our living space with their sweet fragrance. Decorating with lilacs is so easy to do because they are perhaps the easiest of flowers to arrange. Lilacs naturally spill over in a large enamelware pot. I didn't even arrange this grouping of lilacs. I took an enamel pot of water outside with … [Read more...]

The Creatively Made Home

Who doesn't want a creatively made home? Well, now that I've asked that question I can think of a few friends who don't care what their home looks like. It's simply not their priority and that's perfectly fine with me. We all march to the beat of our own drum, after all. But I'm one of those who wants a creative home and I'm soooo excited to participate in the upcoming Creatively Made Home series that's being offered by a few very creative … [Read more...]

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