Design · Favorites · Inspiration · Interiors · Styling · Vignettes

A Stylist’s Natural and Pretty Vignettes

When looking at homes in magazines, I focus on how the homes’ spaces are styled.  I enjoy the details, especially the vignettes that are created to adorn tables, shelves, and other surfaces.  One of my favorite stylists and photographers, whose work I have noticed in several articles in Country Living, is Texas-based Becki Griffin.  Becki creates vignettes…… Continue reading A Stylist’s Natural and Pretty Vignettes

Antiques · Favorites · Inspiration · Interiors · Styling

Decorating With Vintage Silver Trophies

Something that I have started looking for when I am strolling through thrift stores and antique stores is vintage silver trophies. I have always liked vintage silver pieces, and I especially like the shapes that trophies come in. The inscriptions and dates on the trophies make them interesting conversation pieces. Thus far, I have only…… Continue reading Decorating With Vintage Silver Trophies

Bargains · Chicago · Inspiration · Shop Stylings · Shopping · Stores · Styling

Shop Stylings: A Visit to H&M Home

I mentioned in my weekend links post recently that the Swedish multinational fashion store H&M now sells home goods. I found myself in H&M’s Michigan Avenue (Chicago) store today with ten free minutes before my bus was due to arrive and decided to do a very quick overview of the home section. The home section of H&M’s Michigan Avenue store…… Continue reading Shop Stylings: A Visit to H&M Home

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 · Furniture · Interiors · Round Up · Styling · Tips

Design Dilemma: How to Decorate Around a Brown Leather Sofa

I was talking to a good friend yesterday and she was telling me about a decorating dilemma that she is facing. She and her husband are in the midst of a major home renovation where they are completely updating their historic Chicago home. My friend’s husband, while they were out furniture shopping, completely fell in…… Continue reading Design Dilemma: How to Decorate Around a Brown Leather Sofa

Art · Design · Inspiration · Interiors · Styling

Using Baskets as Wall Art

Baskets are useful and beautiful and add a natural, rustic touch to a space. Recently, I have been seeing baskets hung on walls in large groupings, and I love the bohemian vibe that they lend to a room and the unexpected texture and naturalness that they convey. I am especially liking colorful African baskets like the…… Continue reading Using Baskets as Wall Art