Home Grown Gardening Guide – Keeping Things Green in 2019

lush garden ideas
Creating and maintaining a functional garden around your home is a rewarding experience. With the right information you can design a garden that fills your specific needs. Do you have a bit of a green thumb? Plants that require lots of pruning, staking or other attentions are ideal. An amatuer scientist? Some plants require balanced pH, different nutrients in...

When you need to replace glass windows

replacement glass windows
Having glass windows in modern houses is a common trend. The popularity of the glass windows is accompanied by many reasons including the ease of leaning. However, there is also the risk of the glass breaking requiring maintenance or complete replacement. In homes that have children, it could be risky if the glass used for window installation is of...

Nora Murphy’s Country House Style

Country House Style
Nora Murphy's Country House Style: Making Your Home a Country House 2018 was a great year for books. And publisher Vendome really hit it out of the park with a lot of great books. One of my favorites is by Nora Murphy, Nora Murphy's Country House, Making Your Home a Country House.  Let's be honest, almost everyone loves a country...

A post home renovation MUST HAVE

Blue Air sense
As some of you might remember, hubby and I remodeled our home while I was pregnant with our first son, Leo (now 3 1/2!!).  I was staying with my parents while my husband ripped up lots of old flooring and installed new. Yes, he's amazing.  We had testing done for lead and asbestos. But as you can imagine, even...

My New Favorite Book: The Gardens of Bunny Mellon

The Gardens of Bunny Mellon
Need a little sunshine?  The dreary winter always leaves me craving some eye candy in the form of gardens, luscious green gardens.  That's why The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, published by Vendome, is one of my favorite books of 2018.  My reason needs little explanation - just take a look below: Her gardens of Virginia are my absolute favorite. My dream...

Happy New Year! Some gorgeous spaces to inspire a home cleanse…

I ended up taking a longer break than I expected, as I had a lot of work to finish up for my web design business. But, I'm glad to be back, and I hope everyone is having a great New Year thus far. Here are some little projects I am undertaking to sort of "cleanse" my home and start...

An eclectic and colorful apartment makeover

Interior Designer Shanade McAllister-Fisher
I was really excited to discover interior designer Shanade McAllister-Fisher.  Shanade's work is so refreshing in a time when it's hard to break away from the trends. This one bedroom apartment was drab and revived into a richly colored mix of textures and prints. How gorgeous is the teal wall color in this bedroom. The bedding is spot-on too. A...

Top Five Tips When Building a New House

modern transitional interior
Building a new home from scratch can be very ecstatic, giving you the chance to make your house just the way you dreamed it to be. A home that would be according to your likes and dislikes now and in the future. However, it can be very stressful and time consuming at the same time as well. Although it does...

Cozy Cottages: Light or Dark?

cozy cottages
Cozy Cottages Just the word cottages makes one think of being curled up by the fire with a great book, or of lazy mornings at the beach front.  How do you prefer your cozy cottages - in light or dark?  Beach breeze coming through an open window or thick wool blankets and crackling bacon? Light Cottages Light cottages often feature rustic charms...

Interiors inspired by art: 4 styles, 4 great painters

pixers
Have you ever wondered what Mondrian’s contemporary apartment would look like? How would Egon Schiele or Henri Rousseau arrange their studio? What style would Paul Klee choose for himself? Here are arrangements inspired by the life and art of 4 prominent artists, whose works can be admired in the world's finest museums. <!--The folks at Pixers have showed how...