Happiest Historic Home

Have you ever met a family that belongs on a Hallmark card or could be a dollhouse family that came to life? I know that family. Over the holidays, I had the honor of helping this sweet family settle into an adorable historic home. And fittingly, it looks like a dollhouse. Moving from the house Read More…

Fall Centerpieces on a Small Budget

Perhaps you also find yourself needing a thrifty, duplicatable, easy fall centerpiece? Well, here’s your how-to! This month I’ve been helping with banquet decor on a cozy budget. We were asked to stay within the blue and green color scheme for our centerpieces. With Fall quietly approaching, the ideas of dried grasses, white mums, and jarrahdale Read More…

It’s the Cheap Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

I love jarrahdale blue grey pumpkins…they are always so eye catching at the pumpkin patch. But for the project I was working on, the budget margins did not allow for real jarrahdale pumpkins. That’s where Dollar Tree enters the picture. I knew they had pumpkins for $1. But you also get what you pay for. Ta-dah! Read More…

The Homestead: Transforming Mid Century to Farmhouse Formal

The challenge: A beautiful mid century home with homeowners that prefer traditional and warm design. The clients had become frustrated trying to reconcile their taste for classic charm with a home that is clearly modern architecture of it’s day. The client had several loved furnishings in their living space, but the room overall felt a little Read More…

My Heart at Holmes

For years, Holmes Catering has been known for their upscale venues and tasteful event presentation.  And as business has evolved, Holmes has expanded into the realm of wedding rentals.  This business based in Inman, SC, desired to give clients a hands-on experience of their wide array of wedding staging product. Because of my background in showroom Read More…

Toss the Project

I love the idea of redeeming objects. When I see something with potential, I grab it. That tossed out chair by the dumpster. That dresser someone is selling for pennies at a yard sale. That yardage of fabric grandma doesn’t want. My home is decorated with re-purposed or renovated items. It’s cheap and it’s rewarding, Read More…

5 Tips for a Good Paint Job

Prep the walls. You wouldn’t put make-up on a muddy face, would you? Stripping wallpaper, filling holes, sanding rough spots, and wiping down with a tack cloth will insure a better finish every time. Preparation is the most tedious part of the whole project, but this is what separates the sloppy from the sleek. Use Read More…

Affluenza

Affluenza is an overwhelming sense of dissatisfaction amidst bountiful provision. While we desire to “count our blessings,” we dread the upkeep of our possessions. Being thankful becomes difficult because we have too much. Let’s be honest, all of this accumulation just doesn’t bring affirmation. There is a book I recommend which helps address Affluenza. It’s Read More…

So Mini Things to Read

You may not feel you have time for a book, but everyone has time for an article. Here are three links to quick reads on decluttering. If your interest is piqued, you may be surprised at what you can find at the library on this topic. Where Do I Start? OrganizedHome.com Ten Ways to Declutter Your Read More…