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

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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

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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

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Floored–A”Gripping” Saga of Hardship and Hardwood Episode Three (How It All Turned Out)

If you haven’t read them before, check out Episodes One and Two of Floored–A “Gripping Saga of Hardship and Hardwood. So much has happened since my last post about my flooring renovation that I don’t know where to begin. The fact that I am now referring to what occurred after we picked the stain color for… Continue reading Floored–A”Gripping” Saga of Hardship and Hardwood Episode Three (How It All Turned Out)

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Floored-A”Gripping” Saga of Hardship and Hardwood Episode Two

So my hardwood saga continues with prepping for the onslaught of dust. One of the many things they don’t tell you when they give you the pitch for refinishing your hardwood floors is that the “dustless sanding system” is a bit of a misnomer. Last week, in advance of the beginning of our project, we… Continue reading Floored-A”Gripping” Saga of Hardship and Hardwood Episode Two