Unifying a Room with an Area Rug

An area rug can make or break a room. It ties the space together with size, shape and colors. If the rug is too small or the wrong colors or pattern, then it can break the room. There are many rules out there such as to have the furniture all on the rug or all […]

Colorful Mondays {daisies}

When I think of daisies, I first think of the common ones, Bellis perennis, with white petals and yellow centers. Second, I think of the Gerbera Daisies which are much larger and more colorful. They bloom in almost any color. I love them. Well, I found an abundance of plants that belong to the daisy […]

Friday Finds [personal touch]

I found a couple of classics with a customization twist. Two weeks ago, I wrote about the beauty of vintage posters. I love striking, large prints. They really make a statement with the bold color and type. Well, this week, I found the coolest vintage poster because it’s not vintage at all and it’s completely […]

Let’s Just Get Away

Do you ever get the feeling that you want to get away? But also just stay home? I found some perfect retreats within the home. What do you think? I’d love to stop everything and take a break in one of these spots. Maybe I could close my eyes for a few minutes and be […]

People Watch: Neum

I spend a lot of time making my house a home. I took a snapshot of this couple and their home in Neum, Bosnia and my daydreaming begins. I can’t help but to wonder how long they have lived there or what they are doing. When traveling, even if it’s from your home to your […]

Looking at Window Treatments

When I’m decorating my house, I really get stuck when it comes to the windows. They bring in all the light and are such a focal point. I’m afraid that if I use the wrong treatment, then I could block a ton of light or my eye will ignore the rest of the room and […]

Colorful Mondays {orange}

Orange is red and yellow. It takes energy from the red and happiness from the yellow and creates an overall feeling of well-being with emotional energy of compassion and warmth. Studies show that the color orange creates increased oxygen supply to the brain and enhanced assurance. This vivid color also helps decision-making and enhances confidence […]

Friday Finds [nautical]

I’m excited to introduce a new weekly! It’s called Friday Finds where I will showcase stylish shopping discoveries. It’s a great way to begin the weekend. This week, I have been shopping for summer-themed accessories. I don’t have a boat, but it’s fun to dress as if I do during the summer months! The accessories […]

Parisian Dreams

As I scrolled down my Facebook news feed, a post from the lovely blog, Decor 8, jumped out at me. The post mentioned a blog named The Socialite Family which is a French/English site devoted to creative families.┬áC’est chouette! It includes interviews with various stylish families and photos of their homes. Now I’m sitting here […]

Gazing at the Flowers

This is such an exciting time of year. Colorful blooms emerge and I feel hope and happiness for the new season. I love being outdoors in the nice weather… not too hot and not too cold. Does springtime inspire you? photos by: Rick Smith