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8 REASONS TO DECORATE WITH FAMILY PHOTOS

September 5, 2011

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my grandfather When I think of family treasure, I rarely think of items of monetary worth. Material things fluctuate in value, but nothing is more priceless than old family photos. I recently wrote an article for houzz on the 8 Therapeutic Benefits of a Family Photo Gallery. source Here are 8 compelling reasons to decorate […]

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DESIGN IDEAS FOR FOOTBALL WIVES

September 2, 2011

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Tonight marks the first football game of the season for Georgia State University. My husband, the defensive line coach, guarantees a game opener of the season. I, of course, will be there to witness the gridiron action with the rest of the rowdy bunch. Here’s my winning coach with a winning smile at last season’s […]

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ADD OLIVE TO YOUR COLOR COCKTAIL

May 23, 2011

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Olive. Sure the thought makes you crave a r-rated beverage, but I’m talking about fabrics, furniture, and fascinating color combinations. Olive alone may sound like a drab hue, but within the right context it can quickly become one of your favorite colors. Why not give it a try… For the best in olive decor inspiration, […]

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WHAT TO DO WHEN PAINTING IS NOT AN OPTION

May 18, 2011

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Apartment Dwellers: Your white walls are a blank canvas! Create something beautiful. Here’s a great idea for adding color to your walls: Paint picture frames to coordinate with your home’s decor! Would you try this at home? via Marcelo Brito Looking for more bright ideas like these? Be sure to check out my latest ideabook […]

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SHOWSTOPPING CARPETS

April 20, 2011

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Most rooms can stand alone without an area rug, but with the right rug a space can go from so-so to sensational in an instant. This concept immediately brings to mind the power of a magic carpet. Its mysterious powers transports you to an enchanting place, much like the perfect rug captivates a well designed […]

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REGIONAL STYLE: LOWCOUNTRY LUXE

April 15, 2011

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Along the coastline of South Carolina and Georgia is a formidable region brimming with homes rich in history and culture. Affectionately known as the Lowcountry, residents live below sea level, but their homes rest on a reputation of splendor and style. When I wrote this article for houzz I learned from readers’ comments that this […]

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TRY THIS AT HOME: DECORATING WITH RIBBON

April 3, 2011

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This weekend I pulled some of my favorite images for my Weekend Decorating feature on Houzz. The topic…decorating with grosgrain ribbon. Adding ribbon trim can be one of the easiest ways to update existing accessories in your home. You can take a piece from drab to dramatic in 30 minutes or less!Want to see other […]

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