Have you ever seen that Kohler commercial that says “Design a house around this”? If not, here it is: Well, the sentiment “Design a room around this” sprang to mind when I saw this old, metal toothbrush holder at a flea market near the HGTV Green Home. I paid six dollars for it, and love […]
Thank you to everyone who sent me their favorite bathroom photos. My inbox was flooded! You guys rule. Here are some of my absolute favorites… Make a Smilebox slideshow
Don’t you just love it when you feel like an interior is actually smiling at you? You know what I mean. I know you do. Take the photo above for example. It’s cheeriness just makes me want to jump into the picture! The red wicker dining chairs play so nicely with the checkered pattern on […]
I found these inspiring images while surfing the web the other day, and just had to share them. I named this little house we live in the “Lettered Cottage” because of my love for all things typography-related. Also, I’m married to a writer, and find myself displaying books, quotes, words, letters and numbers in every […]
I am Valentine-less today, (boo) so even though it seems more like a blue day than a red one, I thought I’d post some happy rosy red-themed images for you to admire. Happy Valentines Day to you. hope it’s extra sweet! And in case anyone is feeling extra crafty today…how cute are these? Here are […]
My friend, Erin, who writes the blog Rare & Beautiful Treasures recently sent me photos of an update she did to what she called, “an old ugly, paint-stained chair”. She had some scrap canvas drop cloth material, so she sewed a shabby chic slipcover for most of the chair: Then she went to a craft […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
Inside the front doors of the 2008 Coastal Living Idea House in Galveston, Texas, is a charming foyer. Check out the curved handrail. I love the way it instantly lets your mind know that, although stately and traditional, this house has a touch of whimsy as well. Funny how one little curve can speak such […]
Jessica asked if I could post a few photos of open-concept living.Here is one of my favorites. The HGTV Green Home: And here’s another one I found, while surfing the net. I love how bright it is throughout the entire space. I would never want to leave it! And this last one appeals to my […]
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This double-wide mobile home belongs to Theresa and Craig Smith. It was originally featured in Country Living.The Smiths own an antiques business and travel throughout most of the year, buying and selling at antique shows around the country. They have decorated their mobile home with things they’ve purchased on their travels. Their 2,016-square-foot home is […]