Category Archives: Decorating Ideas

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Home Staging on a Budget

Over the past few years, as the term Home Staging has become a household word, we’ve all come to realize just how important this step is in selling your home.

According to Wikipedia “Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers…”

Kitchenphoto via – 31 Days to a Staged Home 

“What does this mean, exactly?” “How does staging differ from the way I normally decorate my home?”

We design our homes based on our on personal likes and dislikes.

By definition, home staging is based on presenting the most universally appealing home possible for the process of resale.

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Washed Ruffled Linens and a Life Lesson

Ruffled BeddingHave you ever looked back through your Pinterest Boards with a fresh eye and considered the items you’ve pinned?

After recently pinning a few new slipcover pics I browsed back through some of my boards and notice just the tiniest preference for ruffled linens. Many of them using washed linen with raw edges. I adore this look.

Yet I don’t have one single item like this in my home. Why?

Why do we take the time to pin these inspiring photos yet fail to act on the inspiration? Whether it’s an item for our home, exercises for a flatter tummy, recipes for a healthier lifestyle or tips on saving money…it seems our intentions are good but our follow through is a bit lacking.

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Jewelry Organization (5)

Creating Vintage Jewelry Storage from Sentimental Treasures

Jewelry Organization (2)

Have you ever stumbled upon the jewelry organization or jewelry storage boards on Pinterest? Oh.my.word! There are so many crazy, creative ways to organize your jewelry!

While I wouldn’t call my jewelry storage crazy creative, I do think it’s pretty, it’s functional and the best part is I’m using sentimental pieces that otherwise would be hidden away in a closet.

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Barn Door with Metal Hardware

Lovin’ Those Little Details ~ Wrought Iron Metal Hardware

Alder Wood Door  with Inset Metal Detail

While working on Tara’s home I realized I’d collected quite a few photos of the iron details throughout her home.

Today, I’ve gathered those pics together along with a few others to show you some of the ways you can incorporate these details into your own home.

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Curtain Hardware Painted Ruby Red

Navy & White Chevron, Red Curtain Hardware & a Gallery Wall

Curtain Hardware Painted Ruby Red

Red, white and blue with a twist.

Tucker is at the age where a “big boy room” is just around the corner.  When Misty contacted me about window treatments for Tucker’s room she wanted something that would transition easily from nursery to big boy room.

With pale gray walls and plenty of navy and red accents in the room, Misty chose a crisp navy and white chevron for the new floor length panels.

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Stone Dining Room (3)

A Dining Room Fit For a Castle

Stone Dining Room (3)

Don’t you love walking into a home and finding that totally unexpected detail? Some wonderful detail beyond your basic four walls?

When entering Tara’s home you are immediately stuck by the unexpected impact of these majestic, dry-stacked stone walls.

Paired with the furnishings and accessories Tara chose for her dining room you can almost imagine this room in a remodeled medieval castle complete with moat!

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Sports Gallery Wall

Vintage Sports Gallery Wall

Vintage Sports Gallery WallI’m not much of a sports enthusiast. Oh, a game or two here and there will catch my attention but for the most part I can take it or leave it. But working with Tara and Jesse’s vintage sports collection was a ball! :) Pun intended. Continue reading

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