My favorite Etsy stores are the ones where real people are hand-making and curating beautiful things, vintage is still vintage, and things are priced like an antique shop, not a boutique. If that’s your jam, too, here are some Etsy stores you’ll enjoy.
I love to decorate, but I admit collecting things is not something I’ve given much thought to until now. I realized recently almost everyone has collections. You may think you’re not a collector (I did), but how many platters or wooden spoons do you have? Coffee cups, nice pens?
Finding decorating and design shows on tv isn’t as easy as it used to be, especially the ones I love. I used to be an HGTV fanatic, but I’m more of a design/decorating devotee. I do love a good flip, I can only watch so much of it before I’m craving a good room makeover. I also miss old school Martha Stewart Living, but that’s a story for another day…
A huge 2020 interior design trends resource that explains the major trends this year as well as ideas and sources for implementing them in your home.
If you have a little space you’d like to appear visually larger, there are a few tricks to achieving that effect. Doing just one can make a dramatic difference in the “feel” of the room and make it seem larger in size overall.
When I travel, fabric shops are always on my itinerary (near the top with antique stores, thrift shops, and flea markets). Here are my favorite online and brick and mortar stores.
I recently spent the day finding things to do in St. Augustine and ended up on Matanzas Bay exploring Castillo de San Marcos. I studied the design-related aspects as well as the color and texture created by the aging of construction materials and furnishings.
Windows open, a good coffee pour, biplanes buzzing in the background, good friends on the way to spend the weekend with us – this morning, there is much to be thankful for; I’m reticent about “missing” anything. Still, I do miss having four seasons, and this is the time of year when my mind wanders to (and my friends’ feeds remind me of) the almost-sudden, spectacular Seattle spring tailor-made for walks and rhododendrons.
So excited to share my DIY matte finish plaster paint recipe as well as the beautiful dining room cabinet I refinished using it. This paint is so inexpensive and easy to use, and color choices are limited only by your imagination.
I know it’s still cold many places, but it’s 70 and sunny here so I’m calling it spring. This is the time when heavy winter and holiday things go to storage, lighter, minimalist (for me) decor comes out and spring cleaning begins. I’m starting slow, with a spring dining room.
Looking for patterns I came across so many pins for “Faux Roman Shades” and “Tension Rod Shades.” Check out my Pinterest win!