Decorating with Opposites:: Quirky Combinations of Shiny & Matte

glittered feather

New Year’s Eve (after eagerly working on my puzzle for a few hours) I texted Karrie and Reeve and Maria to see what they were wearing so I would know if I could get away with wearing my old yoga pants or if I should get fancy and put my new yoga pants on for […]

Around the House

fall family room

There are no words to describe how relieved I am that speaking at that conference is over.  I came home, slept great and then tinkered around in the family room, just for fun. Moving furniture is SUCH a fun (sometimes) and easy (hopefully) way to get a fresh feel in your home.  And even though […]

It’s Here, The Leather Sofa

leather sofa

My leather sofa has been here for two weeks and I haven’t even had time to think about it, much less write about it.  But I have had time to sit on it. We love it. And the leather feels like butter. Not even kidding. And just like I knew it would, it threw the […]

Dimmer Cord

dimmer cord

I love this little gadget I picked up at Ikea last year.  All you do is plug it into the wall and then plug your lamp into and use the thingy on the end to choose the setting–it’s a sliding dimmer on a cord so you can change any lamp into a dimmer. We have […]

Two Things Every Room Design Needs


A little inspiration so the top of this post doesn’t look like the train wreck that it is.  Takeaway from this photo?  Black accent wall. Via @Made by Girl Last week our guest room looked like this. And the week before that, and the week before that. The worst part was I didn’t have a […]

The Most Frivolous Thing in our Home

disco ball

I bought a disco ball off ebay for $36 in February. Some of you noticed polka dot lights in our bedroom photos–it’s the disco ball. He sits over there on my husband’s side on the table.  And for about two hours every day, puts on a show. It’s quite possibly, the most needless purchase I’ve […]

My Tufted Bed :: A Review of the Skyline Linen Nail Button Wingback


I ordered this bed back in February or March of 2012 and I wanted to give you an update on how we like it so far…. {UPDATED:: It’s now 2014 and the price and reviews have changed. My thoughts:: I still LOVE the bed (it survived a move just beautifully) and I would buy it […]

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Guest Room Progress


  ModCloth via Ryan inspired by a super inspiring commencement speech from Neil Gaiman   Sometimes when you work on a room there are more questions partway in than when you started.  Those questions could be looked at as problems or mistakes or they could be considered fun opportunities that will shape the final outcome […]

The Purpose of A Workspace

EASy office

My office is in this month’s (July actually) issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. {Insert Church Lady Voice) Isn’t that special?  But I want to tell you a secret… Pin It

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Boy Rooms

Boys Room

Restoration Hardware We have three boys.  The oldest will be 15 this year and my other two are 12 and 11.  Years ago I bought them all matching beds, two dressers and some book shelves for their rooms.  We never got further than that.  When I wrote out my home goals for 2011 I included […]

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