Exterior Decoration · Interior Design

The Screen Porch Decked Out For Fall

After conning my husband into building me a full-sized outdoor sofa (see upcoming post for the project details), I was anxious to decorate my screen porch for Fall. I wanted to create an autumnal oasis where I could stretch out with my coffee and enjoy the cooler weather from the vantage point of said sofa.… Continue reading The Screen Porch Decked Out For Fall

Crafts · Party/Tablescapes

How To Embellish Chinese Lanterns

Chinese lanterns are an inexpensive way to add both light and a fun festive element to a celebration. And now that individual battery operated lanterns are available, they can be hung anywhere. However, finding them decorated and in your particular color scheme is a bit more difficult. I wanted white lanterns with green flowers for my Dum… Continue reading How To Embellish Chinese Lanterns

Interior Decorating · Interior Design

Inexpensive Kitchen Updates And Camouflage

The Dog Days of Summer are here. It’s mid-July in North Carolina and, as my darling Step-Dad used to say, “it’s hotter than a $2 pistol.” Days on end of 90+° have driven me inside where I worship the air conditioning gods and pretend that I don’t notice the proliferation of weeds sprouting in my gardens.… Continue reading Inexpensive Kitchen Updates And Camouflage

Interior Decorating · Interior Design

Black Magic–Using Black To Punch Up Your Decor

I am not a witch (at least not most of the time), but I do believe in black magic. No, not the black hat and broomstick kind of magic. I am speaking of the magic of the color black. As women, we all know that the “Little Black Dress” has magical properties. It makes us… Continue reading Black Magic–Using Black To Punch Up Your Decor

Interior Decorating · Interior Design

Spring Has Sprung-A Spring Home Tour

If Alfred Lord Tennyson had been a home and lifestyle blogger, he would have written, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love (of throw pillows.)” Let me be honest here. I put an enormous amount of time and effort into decorating my house for the holidays, but I have never… Continue reading Spring Has Sprung-A Spring Home Tour