Question of the Day: Favorite Color for Decorating?

Decorating.  For some it comes so easy, for others it can be a struggle.  For me - I love to decorate!  I love to walk through stores or window shop and look at all the "goodies" and take those ideas home and use them.  I especially like to see a great color scheme somewhere and…

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Decorating for Fall: A Tour of Our Home

I love fall. I love the chill in the air, apple picking, drinking hot cider and just hanging out on our front porch as a family. Truth be told, we use a lot of organic materials like bundles of sticks and wooden accessories as part of our regular decor, so we don't make too many…

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Decorating with White: A Clean Slate

The following post is from Lindsey Roberts, a freelance writer covering design & décor: The maxim goes that we shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day. But the one place I think we might want to wear white—no matter the season—is in our homes. Buy White, Accent in Color White is the foundational color that allows…

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Practical Ideas for Impractical Pieces

I've shared before that I don't think sentimental or heirloom pieces should be locked away. While I understand the need to protect certain pieces, I think we get much more joy from them when we actually use them. Real Simple.com has an article called "Simple, Practical Uses for Silver," and I loved their ideas for…

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned from the Modern Style

In the past, modern decorating has often been reserved for those living in European countries or those with a lot of money and no children. It's even been described as cold and stark by some. I've shared the pictures of our home, and today I wanted to share five lessons with you that I've learned…

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Being Content With Our Homes, Part 2

I'm still thinking about contentment a lot these days in regards to how I feel about my home. My husband continues to knock out projects both inside and out, and it's always exciting when he finishes another project. What I've realized recently is that when discontentment does creep in, it is almost always in regards…

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Decorating to Declutter: Balancing Form and Function

This post was originally posted in February of last year, but while I'm working on my house tour post as promised, I thought it would be a good prologue: From the informal polls I've done on Twitter and while talking to friends, it seems like most mothers of young children – when forced to choose…

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