Most people share their spring ideas before Easter, but I am a little bit behind. But, this simple spring decorating idea is too cute and easy not to share. I surprised myself with my vase filling creativity.
A while back, I picked up two apothecary jars at HomeGoods with owls on [...]
I have a double mood board eye-candy treat for you today!! I recently created this pair of beautiful mood boards for the same client, who loved Edie Wadsworth’s home.
If you don’t know Edie, she is the woman behind he beautiful blog Life in Grace. She lost her home in a fire [...]
For most of us, formal living rooms and sometimes dining rooms are a thing of the past. If we have them, they rarely get used. Unfortunately, most of our homes still have them. So what are you supposed to do with those formal front rooms? How can you make the space useable and functional?
I have two mood boards to share with you today. I had the honor of working on this client’s open living room and dining space. She had redecorated after losing her husband suddenly and then found herself not liking the redesign and missing elements of the way the room was before. My true hope is [...]
It is a big life change to move past the furniture from college and bachelor days to something new and fresh…and coordinated! I just completed this mood board for an open and airy living room/dining room combo. My client was ready to get a pulled together look, but still has young children and was not ready [...]
There is an easy way to add a board and batten treatment without ripping out all your baseboards!
You really only have 3 options for dealing with the baseboards during a board and batten or wainscoting project:
Remove the existing baseboard and replace with a new “baseboard” the same thickness as the battens and usually [...]
I have a thing for keys. I framed keys to include in my family room gallery wall. I love the architecture of keys. Each one is different, yet a key is a key. They can unlock doors or lock things up to keep them safe. Keys are [...]
I now have two rooms in my house with a teal and lime color scheme, but they each have a completely different feel. Different choices in the application of the colors lends a different feel to each room. The same colors are preppy and playful in the nursery, yet sophisticated and romantic in the dining [...]
A bench is a great way to add extra seating at the dining table. We have an Ikea Bursta bench in our foyer that we use for extra seating. The bench lives everyday in the foyer under the Captains mirror gallery. With the [...]
90 hearts and counting! If you like my teal dining room, please mark it as a favorite in Apartment Therapy’s Room for Color contest!
I have a confession to make…my dining room mirror is crooked! I tried three times to get it straight, which amounted to 9 holes in the wall, before I gave up. It is good enough.
I used the same french cleat system that I had great success [...]
Now that you have seen the completed dining room, lets recap all the handmade details that went into making our perfect dining room. Remember, this room only started with a table and an armoire. Let’s go over the entire makeover from the ground up.
My teal and lime dining room is ready for it’s big reveal! I cannot believe how far it has come since I created my dream dining room mood board. I completed the entire dining room project list and couldn’t be happier with the [...]
I added a graphic pop of color to the dining room with silhouette art. I have wanted to make a set of family silhouettes forever. The dining room was the perfect place to add this whimsical, personalized touch. I wanted the family represented, but without literal images. The silhouettes also gave me the opportunity to [...]
I am really dedicated to tackling the entire dining room project list, especially after playing around with some tabletop accessories yesterday. One thing on the agenda was to personalize the space, particularly the prime real estate above the armoire in the arched nook. We [...]
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