• Choosing & Hanging Dining Room Chandeliers

    A few weeks ago, I installed some chic lighting from Lamps Plus in our dining room. It’s amazing how a light fixture can completely change the look of a dining space when you invest in one that makes a statement. Any dining room can benefit from a stunning chandelier , whether it's a small...
  • Get the Look: 3 Steps to City Chic

    Contemporary City Chic living features bright, airy and sophisticated living spaces that revel in all things current and chic, yet still offers quiet escape and comfort. Here is how you can re-create our contemporary inspiration room in three easy steps: 1. U se a warm color palette Set a warm welcoming...
  • Casual Dining Room Pendant Lights

    Just like us, dining room pendant lights come in many shapes and sizes. While many people still prefer a more traditional light in the dining room, I’m here to show you that casual lighting can look just as chic. The open plan kitchen and dining room of the image above reads casual... don’t...
  • Get the Look With Monaco Blue Home Accents

    When decorating, you never go wrong by choosing a classic color, like Monaco blue for your home accents. A timeless option. Whether your inspiration is the blue doors of Greece, or the classic prep look of Nantucket — Monaco blue is a no fail. Artcraft On the Spot Chrome Pendant Light , Zuo...
  • Winter Decorating Ideas

    Is it snowing where you are? In Kentucky the snow is falling and the ground here is covered with a blanket of white as shown in this picture of Thistlewood Farms. It's official....winter arrives December 21.... ....are you ready? The days are shorter and the nights are longer and hot...
  • How to Bring Bold Jewel Tones into your Holiday Home Decor

    The holidays are in full swing and who doesn’t love the abundance of deep emerald greens, burgundy and crimson hues? Whether you are entertaining through the holidays with your family or just spreading the yuletide spirit to a few intimate friends, here's how to bring bold jewel tones into...
  • Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

    There are so many wonderful things about living in the country..... .....fresh eggs and crisp country mornings and the harvest and homemade pie with local apples....fresh out of the oven. But my favorite of all is.... ....farmhouse Christmas decorating. We live in the middle of the country...
  • Modern Cabin Decor

    Rustic interiors can be itchy and scratchy but my take on modern cabin decor is far from that old school “roughing it” way of life. Naturally, Country Living Magazine has some great snaps of cabin-inspired interiors that will make you want to don snow shows and curl up with a Laura Ingalls...
  • Golden and Glamorous Lighting

    The dictionary defines glamour as an air of compelling charm and allure - but no one really needs a dictionary, we know glamorous lighting when we see it. With interiors, glamour is often the combination of mirrored finishes, metallics both burnished and shimmery, and luxe fabrics. Gold has become...
  • 10 Cozy Home Decorating Ideas

    When the temperatures plummet, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for a beautiful home. Here are 10 cozy home decorating ideas to keep you warm as the temperatures drop. 1) Add texture – pillows and throws in nubby knits and faux fur invite anyone to curl up. Down filling doubles the...
  • Using Room Dividers To Create Space

    Remember 1970? It was the first time individuals started using room dividers to create space. And room dividers were clever and functional and creative.... .....and usually modular and orange and plastic. Not so now. Modular and orange and plastic have been replaced with metal and graphic...
  • Transitioning from Fall to Winter Home Decor

    Transitioning from fall to winter home decor can be fun and exciting. Adding accents to your home that are seasonally thematic brings a fun and festive feel to your space. House of Turquoise and It's a House show us how to style your doorway for both fall and winter with simple and chic accents....
  • The Many Styles of Wall Sconces

    Lighting should always be layered within a room, and the many styles of wall sconces in particular are an ideal way to add that layering with style. Decorative wall sconces are functional and offer different kinds of light depending upon the type of shades, bulbs and materials you choose. Wall...
  • Halloween Home Decorating Ideas: Haunting Interiors

    Looking for some unique Halloween home decorating ideas that go beyond typical tacky decor? Haunting interiors are not about filling your home with kitschy and scary decor; rather, they're about creating unforgettable dark, moody and atmospheric rooms. The New Victorian Ruralist has fantastic examples...
  • 10 Great DIY Chandelier Ideas

    Lighting is to a house what jewelry is to a gal going out for a night on the town. Just like the little black dress needs accessories, a ho hum room can be transformed with the perfect chandelier . But if you can't find the perfect chandelier, try one of these 10 great DIY chandelier ideas...
  • Painting Outside the Box - 5 Ways to Update Your Home with Color

    I know from personal experience that painting a space can be a trial, but it's also an amazing way to update your home with color. When I first moved into my office, it was a standard commercial space with bare white walls. And I couldn't bear to look at them for long, so I took the leap and...
  • Modern Country Decor

    Modern country decor is a fresh take on the world of country decorating. It's contemporary meets farmhouse. And it's all about the juxtaposition. Combining the hard lines of vintage metal with the warm rustic tones of wood. Mixing contemporary pieces with vintage and antique furniture...
  • Get the Look: Martyn Lawrence-Bullard's Global Style

    From Suzanis as headboards to a pair of Moroccan poufs near a sofa piled high with pillows upholstered in Turkish rugs, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard has global style. He practically defines the word eclectic, and uses the word "delicious" to describe pillows, fabric and chairs. Designer to the...
  • The Vintage Charm Design Trend

    Design trends come and go but Vintage Charm is timeless and based on classic shapes and designs that never go out of style. While there are contemporary home furnishings that have entered the “classic” category, more times than not, it’s French and English-inspired decor that rules...
  • Styling Your Space with the Industrial Chic Design Trend

    Oh how I love styling a space with the Industrial Chic design trend! Unless you're living under a rock, you've seen a lot of industrial chic in decor stores, designer portfolios and pretty much all over the place. Our new place has a few pops of industrial + I've always loved having a mix...
  • How to Bring Outdoor Decor Inside for Fall

    Just because the seasons are changing doesn't mean your summertime decorating efforts have to go to waste! Here's how to bring your outdoor decor inside for fall to give it a whole new life in the coming months. Small to medium outdoor fountains can be brought inside and used on a tabletop...
  • The Rustic Industrial Dining Room

    I’m drawn to farmhouse and rustic industrial styles, like the dining room above… The rustic, chipped, and worn combined with the sleek and minimal work so well together. But I love all kinds of design styles … From Mid Century to Art Deco to Arts and Crafts. I’m...
  • Home Decor Inspired by Rose Gold

    I LOVE Rose Gold and I'm so happy to see it's an inspired home decor trend that's really blowing up everywhere. There's something different about it that I'm drawn to, and I love how it brings a pop of that 'certain something' to every space. I've wanted rose gold jewels...
  • Restaurant Inspired Dining Room Decor

    Dining room decor can easily be inspired by a restaurant! The contemporary trend for minimal, almost industrial restaurants is good news for homeowners. The simple aesthetic is usually inexpensive to replicate yet still looks cool and professional. A great idea would be to incorporate this look into...
  • Home Decorating Ideas Inspired by the Australian Outback

    I have been lucky enough to see many sides of this big world. One of the most beautiful and serene places I have visited recently was the Australian Outback - a vast area that is mostly uninhabited. The colors, textures and lighting of this magical open space are so inspiring. Here are some home decorating...
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