THE PERFECT SUMMER PARTY – How to make your party stand out from the rest

Hosting. A good host is an artist, and the party is their painting. There is an art to hosting, and when you nail it, it’s evident. There is something about arriving at a party where the food looks delicious, the flowers are plentiful, and the host is happy you came. This past Monday, I threw…

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FLOWER BOXES DIY – BUILD AND ANCHOR

Our big exterior reveal is only a few week away, so I have been working on adding more character to the home. At the moment it is very monochromatic. White, black, gray. I really wanted some warmer wood tones to offset the white and black, so I headed to Lowes for some flower boxes. They…

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Elegant Tablescapes in 4 Easy Steps

It’s a warm, spring evening. You sit down behind a beautiful blue and white plate set, lay a soft blue napkin on your lap, breathe in the mixed aromas of flowers and bread, and smile at the pretty place setting holding your name. Suddenly your food tastes better, the conversations seem livelier, and everyone’s smiles…

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HOW WE BUILT OUR HOME WITHOUT A BUILDER

I was 21, my husband 24. We were pregnant with our first and just moved back from Santa Barbara, CA to my hometown where I grew up. We have NEVER owned a home prior to this, let alone remodeled or built a home. As we were house shopping, we noticed most of our options were…

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HOW TO GET THAT PARISIAN APARTMENT FEEL IN YOUR HOME

Anyone anywhere can recognize that quintessential parisian style. The herringbone parquet floors, wall paneling, detailed moldings, floor to ceiling windows, and so much more! I fell in love with the Haussmann period French interiors a while back but always felt like that style was too far out of my reach. I felt that if I…

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HOW I FOUND MY PERSONAL INTERIOR STYLE (AND HOW YOU CAN FIND YOURS)

First off, I’d like to say that I do not consider myself a designer or anything of that sort. I just like to make my house pretty for myself. I like entering a room and feeling completely at ease and happy over how it looks. I want a room to make my heart pitter patter…

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BUILD YOUR OWN PANTRY DOORS

With a new build, it’s easy to have a home that feels, well new. And brand new isn’t necessarily interesting or bursting with character. In an effort to make our home feel more unique we decided to build our own doors for the pantry. My husband, being the handyman that he is, took some of…

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Solid Stump Coffee Table

***If you wish to skip the drawn out story, then feel free to scroll to the bottom to read an abbreviated step by step guide on how to achieve a solid stump coffee table! Once upon a time, I saw a gorgeous solid stump coffee table in AD magazine. After scouring the internet, I realized…

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