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My (Still) Favorite Wedding Gifts

Wedding season is about to come into full bloom. Between May and August, there will be a slew of “I Do’s.”  And if you are invited to any of theseContinue reading »

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Outdoor Collection from John Lyle

With spring in full swing (well, minus the misstep mother nature had this week with those cold temps!), I am checking out fun and fresh outdoor furniture that I canContinue reading »

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Thomas Jefferson – A Visionary Ahead of His Time

This past Sunday celebrated Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. A man with so many accomplishments, I wouldn’t have enough room in this article to list all of them. He was an AmericanContinue reading »

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Wild for Window Boxes

  Spring has sprung and that beast of a winter has hopefully gone away for a few months. Now that tulips are popping up and cherry trees are peppered withContinue reading »

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Vying for Vases!

There’s nothing better than having fresh flowers displayed in your home. Every time I go to the grocery store, I’ll buy something that’s in season, just to give me aContinue reading »

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Upcoming Interior Events Spotlight

Nashville has a lot going on these days! The city is buzzing with activity left and right. Today I am going to highlight three AMAZING upcoming attractions that are worthContinue reading »

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Inherited Style

It’s a running joke when I’m asked what my interior style is. I always respond, “Inherited”. Combine a little Victorian, French, Old English and Williamsburg styles together, add a dashContinue reading »

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Greenhouse Glory

A few weeks ago, I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about the modern day greenhouse and conservatory. I, for one, have always thought of greenhouses asContinue reading »

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For the Love of Wallpaper

Unless you are a visionary, it’s hard to understand the impact wallpaper can have in a room until you see it hung on a wall.  Be it edgy geometrics, exquisiteContinue reading »

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Enhancing Your Front Entry

To me, there’s nothing that makes more of an impact to a home’s curb appeal than its front entry. This important feature of your home is where a first impressionContinue reading »

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Book Review: An Invitation to the Garden

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE to entertain. I’d rather host an intimate dinner party over a meal at a fancy restaurant any night of the week. The familiarContinue reading »

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The Relatable Canvas

This week my 3-year-old daughter decided to use the back of my sofa as her canvas for coloring.  After posting this picture, my friends on Facebook and Instagram gave aContinue reading »

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A Tale of Three Rooms: Before and After

I have to admit, “Before and After” stories are always my favorite. Well today is your lucky day, because I am featuring 3 rooms and their gorgeous overhauls–all from oneContinue reading »

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The Story Behind Spy Prints

I was first introduced to Spy prints when I met my husband. A series of nine framed unique drawings hung on his wall, each depicting a different golfer (famous atContinue reading »

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DIM “Did it Myself”: Vanity Facelift Update and the Domino Effect…

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about wanting to give my little girls’ bathroom a bit of a facelift. Originally, I had wanted to simply address the vanity.Continue reading »

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Nantucket Style

I loved featuring the exterior beauty and charm of Nantucket on Monday. (Click here to revisit that post) But, I wanted to know more about Nantucket’s interior style and decorContinue reading »

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Nantucket Getaway

There is something about Nantucket that embodies that classic, clean, charming appeal we all want to have within our own homes. The architecture, the colors, the manicured landscapes. Somehow thisContinue reading »

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The Artistic Life: Louise Rushford

Since I was already “across the pond” this week, featuring the Dormy House Hotel, I thought I’d stick around the UK a bit longer and inspire you with a littleContinue reading »

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England’s Dormy House Hotel

I am a huge fan of Chelsea Textiles. Their furniture and fabrics have such a timeless appeal and always seem to blend seamlessly into any room. Recently, I read aboutContinue reading »

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DIM “Did it Myself”: Kitchen Facelift

When Virginia-based photographer, Courtney, emailed me about her latest kitchen facelift, I immediately asked if I could feature it on the blog. I love a good “before and after” story,Continue reading »

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Jonathan Savage’s Luxurious Linens

  It seems natural that because of their creative spirit, interior designers will often expand their businesses into other creative venues. Collaborations with fabric companies, inspired new paint colors, aContinue reading »

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Equestrian Decor

It is very timely that the Chinese New Year named 2014, “The Year of the Horse,” as I have been planning to do a feature on equestrian interior decor forContinue reading »

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Chevron vs Herringbone…Do You Know the Difference?

You are probably not staying up at night, pondering the difference between Chevron and Herringbone. In fact, you may not even know there is a difference between these two words.Continue reading »

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Two Book Reviews — Two Very Different Styles

Last year produced an avalanche of amazing interior drool-worthy books.  It was hard to keep up with the pace of writing reviews vs. new books hitting the market! Today IContinue reading »

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Recessed Lighting…Overrated?

Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend about her new house that she and her husband were building. Even though it was new construction, she wanted her homeContinue reading »