My Experience Being Published in an Italian Decor Magazine

Less than 2 months ago I received an email from Annarita Triarico, an Italian journalist working for Lotus Publishing. She wanted to feature my home in one of their magazines, "Gli Speciali di Casa Chic."  At first I thought it was a joke, but I looked at their publishing site and realized it was a legitimate request. Unfortunately, this magazine is not for sale in the United States, but I'll receive several hard copies of my own. As you'll see … [Read more...]

Adding Natural Texture in the Kitchen

For the most part, my kitchen is white. Some people think a white kitchen is cold, sterile, and even boring. In my opinion, a white kitchen looks clean, bright, and airy. Don't get me wrong - I like kitchens with color in them. I just prefer to live with a white one so I can add pops of varying colors depending on my mood or the season. Lately I'm more mindful of adding texture in my home and I think natural textures are a great way to add warmth … [Read more...]

Next Steps for the Kitchen

After posting "before" photos of my kitchen, I decided I kinda liked the way it looked as is. Plus ya'll gave me such wonderful feedback that it made me think twice before doing anything drastic (funny how popular opinion can change your mind). I just finished painting the ceiling, walls, bead board and trim this week ... keeping everything pretty much the same color. Sometimes a fresh coat of paint can brighten a room. The walls are now a paler … [Read more...]

More Christmas in the Kitchen

Are you ready for Christmas? All my shopping is done but I still need to wrap presents. For me, the joy of Christmas consists mostly of the festivities leading up to Christmas Day. Decorating, cooking, shopping for others ... and of course, remembering the blessed birth of Jesus. I thought I was done decorating but I added a few more touches of Christmas in the kitchen. I made a wreath for the wall and tied together some greens for the back … [Read more...]

A Touch of Christmas in the Kitchen

Keeping Christmas simple, I brought touches of greenery into the kitchen. Three little pine trees all in a row, sitting on the windowsill. Leftover boxwood greens from the wreaths I made take up residence in an ironstone pitcher. I love decorating this windowsill through the seasons.  An ironstone platter and another platter from Lima, Ohio were recent flea market finds.A bowl of pomegranates on the left adds a little more red to the … [Read more...]

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