Home Decluttering Diet: Book Giveaway

My mother always said she couldn't relax until the house was clean, which meant not a spec was out of place. She was extremely fastidious. I can relax if the house is a little messy, but it does feel good when it's clean and organized. Lucky for me, my friend Jennifer at Clean and Scentsible released a new book about home decluttering. And I'm happy to say I'm giving away a free copy of this fabulous book! (This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

12 Charming Picket Fence Ideas

This past fall we finally replaced our rickety old picket fence with a new one. While I held a certain endearment for our "charming" fence, a lot of the pickets were rotting and we simply couldn't let it go any longer. I've always loved a picket fence and am happy to share some quaint picket fence ideas with you. How adorable is this yellow picket fence with its little gate? The house behind it is equally charming! I think I'm ready to move in … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Cow Painting in the Sitting Room

A few weeks ago I revealed my new sitting room during my spring home tour. But what I didn't reveal was an unfinished corner in the room. I'm happy to say I found the necessary pieces for this little corner, which includes a beautiful new farmhouse cow painting. (This post contains affiliate links.)   I don't know what it is about paintings of farmhouse animals that I love so much. I loved this cow's slightly pink ears and nose. Pink … [Read more...]

Traditional Cape Cod: Charming Home Tour

Today we're traveling to the east coast once again to tour a charming, traditional cape cod home with timeless appeal. The interior designer is Katie Rosenfeld who enjoys using a colorful, eclectic approach to design and decorating. She uses patterns freely to creative comfortable, livable spaces. A porthole mirror above the fireplace lends a nod to this home's east coast location. A ticking stripe chair is a staple of coastal decorating … [Read more...]

How to Add a Bit of Kitchen Color

When you want to spruce up your kitchen but don't want to spend a little money, add a bit of color. It's easy to do and really freshens up the heart of your home. My kitchen is mostly white which makes it easy to add any color.  What's great about adding color to the kitchen is that you probably already have things on hand that will do the trick. Here are some easy ideas to add a bit of kitchen color. Add a Colorful Sign You can find … [Read more...]

12 Ideas for Decorating with Soft Colors

Ever since I can remember, I've been drawn to soft colors. Most of my home is decorated in soft, serene hues, with the occasional jolt of vivid color. I think we all have our color preference, whether we love the warm sunny colors of Tuscany, or are more drawn to the cool tones of the sea. I pulled together a few ideas for decorating with soft colors and hope these photos inspire you. Living Room by Melbourne Furniture & Accessories Laura … [Read more...]

Two-Story Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Today we're touring another charming two-story cottage! Last week some of you mentioned that the home was too big to truly be a cottage. I agree. Although I think the home was called a cottage due to its decorating style. Today's home is smaller and has lots of enjoyable design features that I think you'll love. (And by the way, if you're getting an email to this story on Monday instead of Sunday, it's because my feed is delayed by a day for some … [Read more...]

Create a Spring Vignette with Favorite Things

Now that my dining room is officially transformed into a sitting room, it's time to start turning the living room into the dining room. Next steps are painting the walls, fixing the chipped up floor, and changing some of the wall decor. Since I don't want the room to look too sparse in the interim, I decided to create a spring vignette on my dining buffet using a few of my favorite things. (This post contains affiliate links.)   I love, … [Read more...]

10 Charming Breakfast Nook Ideas

Who doesn't love a charming breakfast nook? It's a cozy and inviting place to start your day off on the right foot. Even if you get up on the wrong side of the bed, enjoying a creamy cup of coffee in a sunny nook is sure to brighten your day. Compliments of Houzz, I've got a collection of 10 charming breakfast nook ideas for you. A cottage cute breakfast nook to enjoy a vanilla latte with family or friends. Loads of charm with the globe light … [Read more...]

12 Spring Table Setting Ideas

Hello Friends!  I had every intention of sharing a new spring table setting with you today, but I've been a bit under the weather lately and needed to get some rest over the weekend. But good news ... I'm sharing a collection of 12 spring tablescapes to inspire your spring or Easter gatherings. I love a pretty tulip centerpiece. They make such a pretty display on any spring table. I combined pink and white tulips from the store, but you could … [Read more...]

Waterfront Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Many people desire a home by the water to enjoy spectacular views and breath the fresh seaside air. Today we're heading to New Jersey to tour a waterfront cottage filled with natural light and charm. An abundance of windows allows a view of the bay from almost every room in the house. Note the rooftop deck that provides an ideal place for watching boats during the day and gazing at the stars in the evening. Photo by Rikki … [Read more...]

Garden Planning Ideas for Your Home

As I write today's post about garden planning ideas, it's 75 degrees outside!  No wonder I'm in the mood to start thinking about what to plant this year. Crocus have been blooming all week and the daffodils are halfway up. I've even noticed my Virginia Bluebells poking their way up through the soil. This is always such an exciting time when the Earth gives birth to all that's beautiful! I'm sharing inspirational photos to help you plan your own … [Read more...]

Add Storage with an Armoire

Today's homes are typically built with ample storage, but if you live in an older home like me, you frequently find yourself yearning for more places to put your belongings. Why not add storage with an armoire that looks beautiful while keeping your things tucked away neat and tidy? Here's a few gorgeous amoires I found over at Houzz to give you ideas for pretty storage in any room of your house. The advantage of using an armoire for storage in … [Read more...]

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