A Mother & Her Home

“She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” My mother has eight children and faced great challenges in raising us, yet we knew we were loved. Our father (and with sadness I must add) was not interested in our day to day needs or happenings, yet […]

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Table Top Decorating Trends: Part I

Emily Post still rules when it comes to the etiquette of entertaining and commanding the proper ingredients for setting a grand table even in its simplest forms. I happen to have a copy of her tenth edition of Etiquette (the original edition was published in 1922) that gives item by item of ‘setting the table’ […]

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Heart of Design

The heart of design is a woman’s home In every space her family roams Through humble service she shares her love The very heart of God a gift from above For him and her, a spouse would say or a family made, a home displays Plans for color, space, and furnishings made Each room is […]

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Designing Around The Focal Point

The “wow” effect in a room begins with knowing what to do with “the piece” or “wall that contains a special detail” that will drive your decorating decisions and thus anchor the room. We all have a special piece that we can’t live without that may be driven by its history with your family or […]

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A Mother’s Heart for Home

Born with capacity to love her home Not knowing at first, she ponders alone If she has what it takes To make her house a home She shaped her daughters Influenced her sons A labor of love, a life fully worn She is a Mother, her heart is her home As days move on, now […]

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Color & Space: Updating An Outdated Space

It’s that time of year: color is popping up everywhere and spring is being announced loud and clear! Limited only by what climate region you reside in, early spring perennials are blooming and igniting our emotions toward a hopeful and exciting season that this year will bring until… we enter that room in our home […]

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Color Trends & Home

What is one of the most consistent designer questions ever? You guessed it…the color question. From what are the latest color trends to what color(s) would work best in my home – will forever be the decorating dilemma to solve; and that’s what I hope to help you with today! Begin by taking a look […]

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