• Cottage Style

    I got an email from a gal named Traci recently, and I thought I’d make a blog post out of it since cottage style is one of my favorite things to talk about. She said it was okay for me … Continue reading


    Cottage Style Decorating

    We’re still working on personalizing the half bath at our place this week… …so I thought I’d blog about my friend Shannan‘s house today. She and her family have had tons of fun adding color, personal touches, and character galore to … Continue reading

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    A Rare And Beautiful Treasure

    Have you met my friend, Erin? She’s been loving a little beach cottage back to life lately, and I wanted to share her latest project here today… To read about how she did it, click on over to her lovely blog: … Continue reading


    Room Inspiration – Jennifer Rizzo

    Because I always love an inspiring room redo post, I wanted to share some before and after photos of my e-friend, Jennifer Rizzo‘s recent kitchen remodel here today. Jennifer and her family had actually planned to wait a while before … Continue reading


    Room Inspiration – Inspired By Charm

    Kev and I follow a nice fella named Michael on Twitter and I wanted to blog about some of his crafty projects here today. He writes a blog called Inspired by Charm, and he owns a bed and breakfast in … Continue reading


    Room Inspiration – Kristin Alber Style

    I stumbled onto a home tour online a couple of weeks ago, that instantly had me scooting my chair up closer to my monitor. There were so many little details I wanted to lock in my brain! The house is … Continue reading


    Bathrooms on the Brain

    We’re home! After an 11.5 hour drive last night, we pulled into Alabama early this morning. By the time we got to our house my eyes were playing some serious tricks on me. Who knew that not getting enough sleep … Continue reading

    Cottage Living 2007 Idea House- Custom Chalkboard Paint Color

    Cottage Living’s 2007 Idea House has always been one of my favorites. Do you remember it? The home sits at 4505 Camp Street- a historic neighborhood, in the heart of New Orleans. It has 2400 square feet of living space, three … Continue reading

    Raised In Cotton

    The other night after reading our blog post about our transom opening, I received an email from Carol of “Raised In Cotton”. She sent us photos of the transoms in her 140 year old farmhouse. We were so excited to … Continue reading

    The Old Painted Cottage

    She purchased her first antique, an old “Big Ben” clock, when she was 11 years old. It didn’t keep time, but something about the way it looked completely captivated her… —————————————————————————————— My friend, Jennifer, has loved decorating as long as … Continue reading

    Foggy Day becomes Attitude Gray

    “Honey?” (Layla)“Yes dear?” (Kevin)“I think the dining chairs look a little too blue” (Layla)“Really?” (Kevin)“Yeah, look at them next to this paint chip of Attitude Gray” (Layla) “I guess they do, but you’re not suggesting that we re-paint them, are … Continue reading

    Inspiring Designs

    Divine details abound in Karen Russell’s Office…. Photo Credit: Karen Russell …and there’s vintage charm aplenty in Alyssa’s Kitchen: Photo Credit: A.Ann Speaking of inspiration, thanks to everyone who voted on our poll yesterday. The dining room chairs will get … Continue reading

    Checkers Anyone? at SusieHarris.blogspot.com

    Check out my friend Susie’s new floor: Click HereWhile talking on the phone the other night, I suggested she take her stained plywood to the next level by painting a checkerboard pattern on it. Well, in true Susie style, she … Continue reading

    Inspiring Bathroom Photos

    I’ve had a ton of requests to post the photos that were included in my Smilebox slideshow, so without further adieu….

    Beachy Bedroom on BHG.com

    Chaotic Playroom: Before After years of video games, air hockey, and basketball, this bright blue playroom was transformed into a cozy master retreat. See how designer Jeni Hilpipre-Wright took this room down to the bare bones and into a beachy … Continue reading