I’m so happy to finally be back!  After a very long and busy holiday, the New Year is here, and that means the Pantone color of the year has been chosen.  This years color, Marsala, is a rich earthy reddish-brown shade, that makes an elegant statement color when used on its own, or a strong accent to many other colors.  In case you aren’t familiar with Pantone and the color of the year, Pantone isRead More →

Here are some pics of my table for Christmas Eve dinner this year.  It’s simple, yet festive and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.  Some things are old, some are new and combined, they have created a very warm and welcoming Holiday table! Every year I always incorporate my Waterford angel into my table design, the bottle next to her is a vintage milk bottle that I picked up at aRead More →

Hi everyone! I’ve been extremely busy this Holiday season, as I’m sure all of you have been, but I just wanted to check in and give you a short Holiday tour!  I’m not about all the glitz and glam for Christmas, I like a nice mixture of vintage, traditional, and just a little sparkle!  Hope you enjoy!   I always put my mercury glass on this mantel, but I try to change it up aRead More →

  Hi everyone!  Sorry about my little 2 week hiatus, between Thanksgiving, hockey tournaments, and getting ready for Christmas, etc., life has been extremely busy, but I’m back with lots of fun things to share!  Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing some great Holiday decorating ideas, some awesome gift ideas, entertaining inspirations,  festive food, and some fun Holiday accessories, so make sure to take a look! Now on to what this postRead More →

So today, I decided that I needed to spruce up my dining table for Thanksgiving!  Even though I never have Thanksgiving at my home, I love to look at a beautiful tablescape when I walk into my dining room.  When it comes to entertaining and table settings, simple elegance describes me best.  Often, I try to use things that I already have, by pulling different items from my home and giving them a new purpose.Read More →

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of kitchen designs that incorporate open shelving concepts.  I love the way this looks, however, there are pros and cons to having opening shelves in the kitchen.  Let’s start out with the pros.  First, open shelves give you a chance to actually display your cool dishes, bowls, pans, bottles, and other kitchen knick knacks.  The other great part is that if you’re looking for a particular serving piece, itRead More →

Get inspired by the quiet, calming effect of Belgium design.  Using mostly creams, whites, and beige, these rooms have a very soft and beautiful look.  Soothing colors mixed with a touch of rustic flair, and then a tinge of formality create a very elegant space.   My favorite element of Belgium design, is the use of striking accent pieces, such as a crystal chandelier or antique brass mirror, as well as other unique accents.  Because these designsRead More →

I’ve always been drawn to the unique and unexpected when it comes to design, so I immediately fell in love when I saw these living spaces.  Although the color pink is not for everyone, it certainly gives inspiration to those who want to experiment with a little color.  If done right, and tastefully, color can really perk up a room and give it some personality! Many of these rooms are grounded by the neutral colorsRead More →

There is just something about a breakfast nook that makes you want to actually sit down and enjoy your morning coffee (something that I never have the privilege of doing).  They are cozy, comfortable and cute and add a very special design feature to a kitchen and sometimes even a dining room. Here are some really beautiful design inspirations of nooks and niches. Designer Anisa Darnell When I came across these images of breakfast nooksRead More →

I love using coffee table books to accessorize my home and they don’t always sit on my coffee table either! In my eyes coffee table books have many purposes.  Take a stroll through my house and you’ll see them just about everywhere.  I frequently use them on the chest of drawers in my foyer, my mantels, and to style the shelves in the office.  Occasionally, you’ll see them on my tufted green velvet bench inRead More →