Color Cravings

I’ve been thinking a lot about color lately.I used to think that I wanted all my walls white.When I look through magazines, white rooms are always the ones that captivate me the most.But the longer I live with my white walls, the more I crave a little color. My Kitchen recently got a coat of […]

Amazing Drapes, a Helping Hand and Gym Shelving

Sonny might be cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, but I, myself, FLIP for flax-colored linen drapes with nailhead trim from West Elm. This “helping hand” appeals to me for some reason too: And how awesome is this metal, gymnnasium-style wall shelf So many goodies out there….sigh. In other news- I’ve got the WORST sinus infection EVER […]

Fully Alive

I’m sitting here beaming. I have a friend named Lacey.She sings for a band called Flyleaf.We haven’t talked in a while because their band has BLOWN UP and they are travelling around the globe doing their thang. I couldn’t be happier for them. I remember when they were starving artists, touring around the U.S. in […]

Bathroom Inspiration

How cool is this Bathroom? If you’ve got a new home, but want to achieve an “old home” look, this photo may serve as inspiration on how to get that look in your Bathroom. I am absolutely in love with the sliding barn-style door that leads from the bedroom into this bathroom. I will most […]

Guest Bedroom Update – January 2009

You may remember my Guest Bedroom as of last month.Well, since then, there’s been a little switcheroo. Let me explain. Kevin’s Mom and Dad, a sweet Southern couple, have been married over 40 years: They have slept on the same FULL-SIZE bed for the ENTIRE forty years. Kevin and Layla have been married five years, […]

Country Kitchen Cabinet Re-do

I received another email from a reader named Kim, which included these photos of her Kitchen. She said she was inspired by my “doorless” Kitchen cabinets. The first photo shows her cabinets BEFORE: …and this second photo shows her cabinets AFTER: I’m a big fan of keeping a lot of “stuff” off the countertop, and […]

Beach House Bunk Room

One of my readers (from Florida) sent me these wonderful photos of the Bunk Room she had built into her beach house back in 1996. It is just precious. I love the polka-dot bedding, the rope-covered ladder rungs, the boat-docking cleats used as hardware, and the beadboard-clad walls. Thank you Karin!

Mom’s Place – Department 56 Snow Village

Every year my Mom and Randy set up a giant Department 56 Snow Village and train set display in their Sunroom. Each year it changes a little, and we love to just sit and talk about all the new little details… This is the entrance that most people use when visiting their home, and it’s […]