Just So You Know

June 1, 2018

Just a reminder that the June issue of my newsletter ‘Roominations’ will be published tomorrow. This issue is packed with great content!

Ben Moore best selling neutrals 2018

* This month’s special post is Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Best Selling Neutrals.

* In this issue I share my favorite top 3 whitechoices for trim for this month’s Reader Question, “  Hi Kelly, There are too many white paint colors to choose from! And all the undertones- Lord help me. Can you give me just a couple good whites I can use for trim throughout my home? I would appreciate any advice! Thank you, S.

* And also in this newsletter, I show the quickest and easiest way to dress up your porch or patio. Plus a good tip that will help save you from stress and headaches!

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Best Colors That Work With Revere Pewter

May 26, 2018

Ben Moore Revere Pewter HC-172

Ben Moore Revere Pewter HC-172

This beautiful, favorite paint color to many homeowners, Revere Pewter is possibly the most perfect paint color ever made. It is a winner because of the softness and versatility of this flawless greige.

One reason I love this neutral is because of it’s ability to work with many other colors. So it is easy to leave the walls painted Revere and change up the rest of the room as often as you wish with  a new color accent wall or accessories.

One of my favorite color palettes working with Revere Pewter is turquoise:

Ben Moore Revere Pewter with SW Mediterranean

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So pretty! Great color combination.Read More

Best Petunia Gardening Tip Ever

May 22, 2018

Off to the garden we go! I still have indoor projects but now with the warm weather here, I rather be outdoors.

One of the best tips I have ever learned about gardening was from a garden center when deadheading petunias:

petunia dead

The key Is not to pinch off at bottom of flower, (like I have always done before I learned this trick!):

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Instead, pinch or cut off at the end of the stem that is holding the spent flower:

petunia cut

This will help prevent seed pods forming instead of new flower growth:

petunia dead purple

petunia cut right purple

I first shared this tip with you here in 2015. Since I started deadheading my petunias this way, my flowers are definitely fuller and I see none of those ugly seed pods anymore:

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Best petunia tip ever, right? You are welcome. Be sure to remove faded/dead flowers to prolong blooming throughout the season.

Have a great week everyone!

Quick, Easy Ideas for Decorating Your Summer Front Porch

May 19, 2018

Company is coming! Sound the alarms and get going on making your front porch beautiful!

That’s is what I woke up thinking this Saturday morning. Having guests coming to stay is THE best motivator to get your home ready for the season.

When planning, it doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive to set up a pretty front entry! I used everything here I already own.

Let’s start with the largest fixed piece- the front door. Are you searching for that perfect color for your front door?:

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There are so many great ideas and inspiration on Pinterest to find your favorite front door color. Thousands of photos. You can start here on my knock-knock Pinterest board:Read More

Blue & White & Spring Flowers

May 12, 2018

blue and coral

I love using my blue and white chinoiserie jars to display flowers:

blue and peonies

 

Especially all of the beautiful Spring flowers blooming now!:

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Quick Decorating Tip When Displaying Family Photos

May 8, 2018

One idea I always give my clients regarding family photos, is instead of placing a family photo or two around in different areas of your home, it is a great idea to bring every family photo together and lay out in one spot:

photo wall

One big family gallery wall:

photo up wall

When the photos are all together in a group, people tend to stop and look at the them:

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No one seems to stop and look when there is only one or a two photos.  Maybe because it seems you are being nosy looking at their private memories? I think a grouping of photos make people want to stop and look because it is more of a display:

photo walls

Like beautiful artwork! Just add favorite memories along the way.

Remember this tip when you are looking to display your family in the best possible way!