You don’t have to use traditional colors when decorating for fall. A cozy plaid scarf inspired this fall fireplace mantel decor, featuring pops of aqua, indigo and purple. You never know where inspiration will come from. When it came time to work on my fall fireplace mantel decor, I found my muse in this jewel-toned […]

I used vintage and rustic Christmas decor to transform our stone fireplace mantel and hearth into a cozy and warm focal point for the holidays. Grab a seat and kick your feet up and enjoy my favorite spot in the house. When I need to relax, I settle into my denim club chair in the […]

Learn how to make your own farmhouse style DIY fireplace screen using tongue-and-groove cedar paneling. In the winter, I love sitting in front of the fireplace watching the flames dance while I warm up. But the rest of the year, I don’t really enjoy staring into the gaping black hole of our gas fireplace. Problem solved […]

These simple, harvest-inspired fall fireplace mantel decorating ideas are pretty and functional!  I finally did it. Cleared the Legos, lightsabers and video game figures off the hearth and turned off the TV long enough to dress our keeping room fireplace for fall. I love sharing my fireplace mantel decorating ideas every season. But besides being […]

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 […]

Putting together our Christmas mantel decorations every year is always a challenge. Because we have one of those fireplaces that serves as a dual focal point in our keeping room. There’s the beautiful stone fireplace, with flickering gas logs, a large stone hearth and mantel. And above it, a cabinet for our main television. In […]

I have been unveiling my fall decor a little bit by a little bit. I’m really not being a tease; that’s just how the fall decorating has gone this year… bit by bit, room by room, waylaid by things like rainy weather, kid birthday parties and real life. But I think I’m finally finished…and not a […]

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 […]

Every night after my son is asleep and the day’s work is done, I like to settle in front of the fire. Wrapped in a blanket, a favorite book or magazine in hand, this is how I unwind. Today, I’m delighted to have you join me in front of the fire for the Christmas Mantel […]

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 […]