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Design Trend: Pom Poms!

Have you noticed the pom poms that have been adorning home decor items lately? Pom poms are appearing on everything from baskets to bedding and bath items. I love pom poms.  They add a touch of lighthearted fun to ordinary items. I have hot-glued pom pom trim to a variety of items over the years to…… Continue reading Design Trend: Pom Poms!

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Designer Spotlight: Pencil & Paper Co.

One of my favorite design companies is Pencil & Paper Co. based in Nashville. The company is run by husband and wife team Genifer and Benjamin Sohr. The couple has a background in retail visual merchandising (Gen) and store design and architecture (Ben) and they are a stylish pair! Their interior creations are some of the…… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Pencil & Paper Co.

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A Favorite In Garden Design: Espalier

When I was browsing through the new June issue of Traditional Home the other night, I was struck by photos of a beautiful, English-looking garden that is in Birmingham, Alabama.  The feature that stood out to me the most in the garden design was the plants that were covering the walls and growing in a formal, trellis…… Continue reading A Favorite In Garden Design: Espalier

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Design Trend: Macrame is Back!

Yesterday, I shared with you my recent visit to Anthropologie.  While there, I couldn’t help but think I was back in the 1970s because of all the macrame wall hangings on display. I was just a young child in the 1970s, but I did my fair share of macrame-making at summer camp and at school.…… Continue reading Design Trend: Macrame is Back!

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Charming Beach Cottages

I’ve been subscribing to the magazine Coastal Living for several years, and, to be honest, Coastal Living’s home tours bore me. The homes are always perfectly nice in a professionally decorated way, but they tend to lack personality and originality.  I was  pleasantly surprised, however, when I opened the June edition of Coastal Living and found not…… Continue reading Charming Beach Cottages

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A Look at Dutch Doors

There is something very appealing about a dutch door. When the weather starts to get warm it must be wonderful to open the top half of your door and let the sunshine and breeze flow inside your home. Dutch doors have been popular in this country since colonial times. They were commonly used as front…… Continue reading A Look at Dutch Doors

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Small Changes in our Home and a New Camera

Remember when I did Tuesday Tours of our apartment in January and February? A few little things have changed in the apartment since then, so I thought I’d share some updated photos with you. I purchased a DSLR camera recently (the Canon EOS Rebel T6), so the quality of my photos should start to improve.  I…… Continue reading Small Changes in our Home and a New Camera