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CHOOSING PAINT, FABRICS, AND A GIVEAWAY WINNER

August 10, 2014

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Looking for advice on choosing fabrics and paint for your next decorating project? If so, then check out my latest post for Glidden’s MyColotopia blog. The post was inspired by a design consultation I had a couple months ago where I pulled together a few fabric schemes for a home with an open concept plan. […]

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WEEKEND DRIVE: TOUR THE SOUTHERN LIVING IDEA HOUSE!

August 9, 2014

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The team at Southern Living Magazine welcomes you to tour the 2014 Southern Living Idea House! Open to the public until December 14th, 2014, the home in Palmetto Bluff is loaded with lowcountry charm including South Carolina’s iconic palms, freshwater creeks, and loads of design inspiration for your home. Atlanta’s own Suzanne Kasler does an […]

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PICTURE PERFECT PARTIES, A BOOK REVIEW AND DEMONSTRATION

November 8, 2013

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It’s as if Annette Joseph read my mind when she wrote her first book, Picture Perfect Parties. This much anticipated, beautifully photographed, and eloquently written primer on how to throw the perfect party was just the tool I needed to jump start my creativity. I was one of the first to read the book back […]

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SMITTEN BY: MIGHTY OAK WOOD DOORS

September 7, 2012

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A common symbol of strength and endurance, it’s no wonder why oak is a top species for wood doors. Oak wood doors are some of the more economically priced and readily available wood doors compared to other hardwoods and add charm to any home in both interior and exterior settings. Each time I visit a […]

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LIGHTEN UP: LIVING WITH DARK LEATHER FURNITURE

September 4, 2012

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urrently, I’m working on two living/family rooms that include two or more pieces of dark leather furniture. I have nothing against brown leather, but I prefer it when it is broken up with upholstered pieces whether in a neutral shade or a brighter hue. An abundance of dark leather tends to make a room feel […]

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MOVIE REVIEW | A MAN NAMED PEARL

February 20, 2012

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written by Abra Lee, Garden Contributor unday February 26th marks the 84th Annual Academy Awards and with so much movie buzz in the media, I wanted to share one of my favorite films of all time. Titled ‘A Man Named Pearl’ it is the true story about self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar of Bishopville, SC. […]

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TODAY ON HOUZZ: INTERVIEW WITH PHOTOSTYLIST ANNETTE JOSEPH

January 21, 2012

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y latest ideabook on houzz.com is an eye-opening interview with photostylist/producer Annette Joseph. After witnessing her style a room from scratch at a mock photoshoot, I became intrigued with the art of photostyling and had to learn more about the craft. Annette’s job is to help you envision yourself living in the space, enjoying it […]

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