Dining Room · Flowers · Holidays · Inspiration · Our House · Table Settings

A Spring or Easter Table Setting

Today, I am sharing a table setting that I created for spring. I used what I had on hand with the addition of some fresh Forsythia branches from the grocery store and some bird nests that I picked up at Michaels. I like to have a color scheme in mind before I start planning a…… Continue reading A Spring or Easter Table Setting

Bedrooms · Design · Interiors · Our House · Tuesday tour

Tuesday Tour: Daughter’s Room

This week, I am sharing our 13-year old daughter’s bedroom. This has been her room for the last 10 years, and, as with my son’s room, very little has changed! The color scheme is pink, green and white, and I attempted to create a shabby-chic-inspired space. The room is painted Sherwin-Williams Sagey, which is a…… Continue reading Tuesday Tour: Daughter’s Room

Architecture · Chicago · Home Exteriors

A Walk Around a Beautiful Chicago Neighborhood

It was my daughter’s spring break last week, and we had one day in Chicago that was unusually warm and beautiful for this time of year. Enticed outdoors by the early hint of winter’s retreat, she and I set out on foot to explore what is generally considered the most exclusive residential neighborhood in the city, the…… Continue reading A Walk Around a Beautiful Chicago Neighborhood

Design · Favorites · Inspiration · Interiors · Weekend Links

Links for the Weekend

Happy Saturday! This week’s links are a mix of things, including a pretty portfolio, before and afters, a few of my thoughts on a new HGTV show, and even a baby shower. Enjoy! 1.  I love the Hancock Design portfolio, especially the Goldwater Canyon project pictured above and in the header image — absolutely beautiful!    source   …… Continue reading Links for the Weekend

Coffee Tables · Design · Inspiration · Interiors · Living Room · Styling · Tips

How to Style a Coffee Table if You Have Young Children

As you might remember, a few weeks ago, I did a post on tips for styling a coffee table. Afterwards, a blogging friend who had read the post asked if I had any tips for styling a coffee table that would be child friendly. Somehow, I had forgotten to address that aspect of coffee table…… Continue reading How to Style a Coffee Table if You Have Young Children

Art · Design · DIY · Interiors · Our House · Styling · The Look for Less

The Look for Less: DIY Abstract Circle Art

Not long ago, I decided to create a gallery wall in our living room. I wanted all the art work to be black and white to create a cohesive look among a variety of pieces that I already owned. Once I started putting artwork on the wall, I realized that I needed a few more…… Continue reading The Look for Less: DIY Abstract Circle Art

Design · Design Dilemma · Foyer · Inspiration · Interiors · Tips

Design Dilemma: What to do if You Lack a Foyer

A friend was recently expressing how frustrating it is to have a house where the front door opens directly into the living room. It seems that most of the homes built in Chicago in recent years are designed that way. While these homes often have mudrooms by the back door, where people would enter the home from the…… Continue reading Design Dilemma: What to do if You Lack a Foyer