Trending- White Exteriors and Review of White Undertones

April 14, 2018

Yes, grays and taupe are still very popular. But this year I have noticed that white is HUGE in exterior color favorites:

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It could be because of the growing popularity of interior whites that white is making way to the exterior walls :Read More

Another Home Project Completed

April 7, 2018

So nice to be able to say that, isn’t it? I love finishing up projects, especially ones that were on the list forever.  My husband Mike was involved, so it might have taken just a little bit longer to be completed. His project priorities are not always the same as mine!

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The magic of paint! My previous red wall, Ben Moore Raisin Torque 2083-10, was a great color for awhile, but I have wanted to update for at least six years now. I wanted something different and unique.

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We had the custom cabinet made about ten years ago and still love it. It used to be an empty alcove when we bought house. See the previous yellow walls? They were painted Ben Moore Honeymoon from the Affinity collection.

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I thought with the black TV,  black walls would work perfectly:Read More

Book & Wine Giveaway Raffle Winner

April 4, 2018

Drumroll please! The winner of the book and wine giveaway raffle is Monica Salter! Thank you to all who entered. I wish I could get you all a copy and bottle of wine! Thank you so much Kristy for allowing us to help you celebrate your new book release! I loved the sequel and know many will agree. Congratulations again Monica! I will send you an email for your address for your gifts.

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I am so pleased to be able to share with you a special Book & Wine giveaway! My friend and fellow blogger, Kristy Woodson Harvey, who writes a beautiful blog with her mom, (how cool is that?) My Design Chic. Kristy is getting ready to launch her new book sequel to her last bestselling book, Slightly South of Simple: A Novel (The Peachtree Bluff Series) .
Her new book in the series is The Secret to Southern Charm ( The Peachtree Bluff Series).

The Secret to Southern Charm” is a compelling, beautifully drawn tale of love, hope, and small town secrets. The richly detailed backdrop of a charming coastal town and the struggles and joys of four generations of women solidifies Kristy Woodson Harvey’s spot as a rising star of Southern fiction.”

(Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Beach House for Rent.)
Kristy’s book launch is scheduled for April 4 and has invited us to help celebrate with a chance to win a copy of her autographed book along with a bottle of wine! She had sent me an early edition to read and I loved it as much, if not more, than the first book in the series. Both books are wonderful reads for you to enjoy or give as a special gift.

If you would like a chance to win an autographed copy of The Secret to Southern Charm ( The Peachtree Bluff Series), send me a quick email with your name and email address here- [email protected]and I will enter you into the drawing. The drawing and winner will be announced April 3. Good luck everyone!

Gallery Wall Grid Style

March 31, 2018

Do you love the idea of a gallery wall but struggle to tie random pieces together successfully?  How about hanging your artwork in a grid style gallery?:

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Hanging a grid of photos or artwork is a great way to make a big statement . It will visually read as a single piece of art rather than a collection of pieces. This is good look for people like me that love symmetry.

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Setting the Table for Easter

March 24, 2018

Do you experiment/play with your table setting before the company arrives? I love to put different place settings together until I find one I love. Here are a few I played with this week getting ready for guests coming for Easter dinner:



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Because I like to use my colorful placemats and napkins, I usually end up using my plain white dinnerware:

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Then I just play around with different napkins until I get the look I love:Read More

Decorating With Clocks

March 17, 2018

Do you use clocks in your decorating? From wall clocks to desk clocks, they make a great statement piece and most importantly, they help fill up that empty wall space!

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Clocks are accessories that will never goes out of style. I love them and have clocks all over my home!:



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