Add a pop of statement color and pattern to your home with one of these gorgeous, bold vintage area rugs.  Maybe I’m still influenced by my 1980s preppie fashion upbringing, A lot of homeowners are incorporating more neutrals and black-and-white tones into their living spaces because of the farmhouse style influence. But I’m swinging the other way and bring […]

What does your foyer decor say about your style? Make a powerful first impression and create a welcoming entryway with furnishings, accessories and colors that let your decorating personality shine. As soon as you walk into my house, you can learn a lot about me. A quick look at my foyer decor will tell you […]

If I had to use just one word to describe our Christmas decor this year, it would be vintage. But worlds like personal, colorful, eclectic, exhausting and done — finally — also come to mind! Hey, decorating for the holidays is hard work! I’ve shown you bits and pieces of rooms and spaces over the […]

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I haven’t tuned in to a holiday movie or started listening to carols just yet, but I have started my Christmas decorating. I’m already covered with glitter and I’m downright giddy about it because it’s […]

This is my favorite post of the year, the culmination of months of work, planning and crafting and decorating. The day I get to open my home to you, dear readers and friends, and invite you along for a tour of our Christmas home decor. I know there are a lot of new visitors here […]

You are cordially invited to dinner at the Van Tassel home on this chilly October eve. I do hope you can join the Van Tassels, their lovely daughter Katrina and her two suitors, the schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and Brom Van Brunt, though you may know him as Brom Bones. It should be quite the feast… […]

Fifteen  years ago — maybe more — I was shopping at the Georgetown Flea Market in Washington, D.C. when I spotted a trio of McCoy Pottery vases shaped like flowers. I had just started collecting  McCoy, and the vases were high on my wish list. But at $50 each, they were way out of budget. […]

“Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.” To some, crocuses and budding flowers may signal the arrival of spring. But thanks to a long-ago English class […]

Fa, la, la, la, la! My Christmas decorating is done! And just in time, too! I’m participating in a virtual showcase of homes with 29 other bloggers this week. We are sharing hundreds of holiday decorating ideas, so after you’ve finished touring my house, make sure you pop over to see how the other bloggers […]

Well, hi there. I thought I heard someone knocking. You must be here for the Summer 2013 Showcase of Homes. I’m proud to be kicking off our weeklong showcase of 26 fabulous blogger homes, along with The Happier Homemaker, Rain on a Tin Roof, Better with Age and Top This Top That. This is the […]