Creating an Inspired Home: An E-book by Layla Palmer

Yahoo! It’s finally done! You know I love writing about decorating and design- but my first e-book, “Creating an Inspired Home”, is about much more than just another pretty space. It’s about injecting and reflecting your spirit throughout every nook and cranny of your home. It’s about conquering design-related fear by harnessing your imagination and […]

Coastal Living – February 2010

One of my favorite parts of Coastal Living is “Lindsay’s View”.Lindsay is the editor-in-chief of Coastal Living and he has the most incredible way with words. It’s always such a treat to read his stories.There was something extra special about one of the paragraphs he wrote in this months “View”. It says,“The evening after my […]

Reading Room Ceiling Re-do (Part One)

Here’s what’s been happening in the reading room over the past couple of days… Next up- crown molding and the new light fixture.I can’t wait! I’ll be back soon with more photos and video of it all put together. In the meantime, happy Friday!Layla PS…For those that asked about the guest bathroom reno, well, Mr.Kevin […]

Decorating with Flea Market Finds

As we continue to ready the reading room, our friend Jennifer is sharing a guest post here on our blog today. She is a super talented lady and we’re so excited to have her!Her topic- Decorating with Flea Market Finds.(My favorite!)Take it away Jennifer! ————————————————————————————- Ever find yourself wondering what to do with those unique […]

Houzz Ideabook: Creating Wall Groupings That Wow

This week’s Ideabook is all about adding some vibrancy to your vertical space.Wall groupings add a lot of pizazz, but getting them “right” can be a daunting task. What should you use? How should you arrange it all? There are lots of things to consider. So I’ve outlined some helpful tips, and featured ten fabulous […]

The Reading Room Reno Continues…

Our reading room may look fine and dandy at this angle… …but the ceiling is another story… Not to mention, there is some trim work that needs finishing too… (You can see what color the room used to be up there by the ceiling. Eek!) So starting tomorrow, Kevin plans to rip down the drywall […]

Day Makers

Today began like almost every day does. First, consciousness.(Wow that sun is bright….must get window treatments at some point) Then my laptop.(Wonder how many new emails and blog comments there are?) Then a glance at Kevin to see if he’s still asleep.(Which he always is) Then a glance at Max to see if he’s awake.(Which […]

Guest My Nest – Maple Street (During)

Remember the Maple Street house I blogged about last year? Kevin and I used to walk by it every morning and just dream about what it would be like to live there. It’s one of those houses that always smiles at you as you stroll by. It’s one of those houses that never looks lonely, […]

Houzz Ideabook: Pillow Talk

Since buying our beloved fixer-upper back in 2007, we’ve pretty much been working on all the background stuff. Walls, ceilings, painting, re-painting, flooring, etc. But one day (over the rainbow) I look very forward to reeeeally decorating this happy little house too. At the tippity-top of my decorating to-do list is throw pillows. We got […]

Guest My Nest – Tybee Island (Sneak Peek!)

I’d like to introduce an upcoming nest we’ll be guesting sometime this Spring.Meet “Just Beachy”… It’s a 2-story, single family home that sits on Tybee Island, just off the coast of Georgia near Savannah. Owners Jimmy and Laurie invited us to come check it out, and of course we were ECSTATIC about their offer! I’ve […]

Dining Table Transformation – Q & A’s

Thanks for leaving me such sweet comments about my dining table re-do!A few folks asked some questions about it, so I thought I’d answer those here today. ————————————————————————————- What type of sander did you use to sand the original finish off?I used a Ryobi hand sander I bought a couple of years ago from Home […]

My Snowy Valentine

Normally, I’m totally consumed with what’s happening inside our house, but today I couldn’t take my eyes off what was happening outside. Within minutes of waking, I had fallen hopelessly in love with a million winter-white snowflakes. They took me back, brought me closer to God, and reminded me of my Grandma Evelyn. (She passed […]

Dining Room Table Transformation – Part One

“Puffery”. That’s the first word I heard this morning. Kevin said it to me before he even opened his eyes. “What?” I replied. “I just had a dream that you were creating a new design style called Puffery”. He answered, with his eyes still closed. A giggle immediately shot up from my tummy and out […]