Farmhouse Kitchen Table of My Dreams

kitchen table, round dining table, farmhouse table

I love round tables. They makes for easy conversation with everyone. I've been dreaming of a warm, rustic, farmhouse style round table for my kitchen for years. Back in the fall, I went to an amazing dinner in NYC hosted by Lowe's and was welcomed into this gorgeous dinner where everything was from ATG Stores (stands for All … [Read more...]


An Apple a Day – Graphic (and Cheap) Art

ikea fabric, apple fabric

Last year (yes, I tend to buy things and let them collect dust while I debate what I should do with them), I did some calming breathing exercises and a few downward dogs to get myself in the right mental state to enter the behemoth Ikea. The smell of cinnamon buns hypnotized me into stacking random things into my cart like a beautiful … [Read more...]


Sunroom Updates – Stars of the Show and Supporting Characters

Eclectic Sunroom

Slow and steady wins the race. I'm not a wham, bam thank you ma'am kind of decorator. I would much rather do things little by little - waiting for the perfect pieces. Remember the mid century console I found at an estate sale a few years ago. I painted it a fun shade of blue and there it sat. The belle of the ball. Waiting for some equally … [Read more...]


Patio Makeover – My Backyard Oasis

Outdoor patio oasis

When we renovated our house seven years ago, we added a beautiful blue stone patio. I've always envisioned my patio would one day become an outdoor oasis - the perfect place to escape with an ice cold lemonade (margaritas on the weekend!) and a good book. The perfect place to host backyard bbq's, family dinners and late night s'more … [Read more...]


Sunshine & Happiness – New Sunroom Sofa

Love this beautiful Article mid century sofa

Sunshine and happiness ... rainbows and a new sofa. These are the things that make me happy (in addition to ice cold margaritas and free finds on the side of the road). Ever try to work with your old furniture in a new house. It doesn't really fit but you put on a brave face (while crying inside) and make it work. That's what was … [Read more...]


I Designed a Tree House!

Colorful Tree House

What girl wouldn't love her own treehouse where she can escape. I would. But since I don't have one, I had fun designing one for French-American actor Gilles Marini's daughter. You may know Gilles from the Sex and the City movie, Brothers and Sisters and Dancing with the Stars (he was runner up). Bonus: he loves to recycle, upcycle and trash … [Read more...]


My Backyard Oasis – The Game Plan

Backyard oasis

  To know me is to know I love nothing more than sitting outside on a beautiful day with an ice cold margarita in hand. I've dreamed of creating an outdoor "room" where friends and family can gather for barbecues, music and inappropriate laughter. I've got a great space to work with. Pluses include a large bluestone patio that's big … [Read more...]


Decorating With Mason Jars – My Favorite Ideas

Mason Jar Window Treatment

I've never realized how many things I've used mason jars for until I gathered many of them together here. Some are old, some are new, some are green, some are blue (I'm such a poet), but there are so many uses for them. Here are some of my favorite ways I'm decorating with mason jars around my house ... 1) Mason Jar Window … [Read more...]


Foyer Update – A Whole New Look

Textured woven bench

Do you ever get stuck in a rut. You put a few pieces of furniture in a room and there they sit ... seemingly for all eternity. It's good to shake things up once in awhile and look at each room in a whole new light.   When I spotted this fun woven fabric bench, I knew I had to have it (plus I'm sharing some more of my favorite … [Read more...]


What a Crock Side Table

Crock Table

I found this crock at an estate sale. It was the kitchen garbage can! Of course I had to rescue it from a life of rotten banana peels and coffee grounds so I scooped it up for $50. It's HUGE and was made by National Pottery in Roseville, Ohio. I love the red wood and metal handles. The 12 means it can hold 12 gallons. I … [Read more...]