Client Space: Soft and Elegant Sitting Room

Lately it seems that there is a renaissance taking place…. a return to elegant sitting areas that greet guests when they enter the home.  That is exactly the kind of room I was asked to create for these clients, as long as it was feminine so that it could double as a “woman cave”.

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Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad

This one is for all of my Southern soul mates out there….. Don’t you just love a good summer salad?  And a farm fresh peach?  Well, what if you combined the two…… Let me just tell you, it’s awesome!  This salad is all about the flavors of summer – peaches, arugula and the grill.  It doesn’t get much better (or easier) than this great summer salad.

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Sunday Links

Hello friends!  I hope this weekend is treating you well.  Here are some Sunday links to help you relax, enjoy and inspire you to create this week!

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The Pillow That Started A Revolution

And that’s no exaggeration.  I found this pillow and decided the change all of my other pillows in one room of my house in order to accommodate it.  Seriously.  Sound crazy?  I think you will understand once you see the pillow!

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The Thing About Art: Choosing Art For Your Home

We all want to have a home that is beautiful, a home that shows who we are, how we live and what we love. And nothing does that better than art. Decorating your walls with art pieces that you love or family photos is just part of home design, or at least I feel that way. Here’s how I decorate my home with art so that it shows who I am and what I love.   And here are some easy tips to fill your home with art that is beautiful and showcases who you really are.

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Haven Conference 2015!

Oh my goodness!  I can’t believe that the Haven conference has come and gone.  It was a whirlwind, but this weekend was one of the best I can remember!  I was having so much fun that I forgot to take pretty pictures so please enjoy all of the action shots!  For those of you who don’t know, Haven is a DIY and home decor conference in Atlanta, GA.  It is a time for bloggers in that genre to get together and laugh, learn and be with people who understand us.  We meet with amazing brands and generally have fun until we are worn out!

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Antiquing Along the Maine Coast – 5 things to remember

I just love to go antiquing along the Maine coast. When I get up there, it is the first thing I want to do! It wasn’t always that way. I remember my mother dragging me along when I was a kid and I thought it was the most BORING thing on the planet. Now, I am happy to say, it is something that my mother and I enjoy doing together. And my daughter likes to come along.   So now I look back and think about what I have learned about this whole antique thing. Here are 5 things I always try to remember when I go antiquing.

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Adding To My Gallery Wall With Art From Minted

I just keep chipping away at my gallery wall. I love having a gallery wall, but I struggle with it. Because I don’t want it to be too matchy-matchy, but I also don’t want it to be a complete hodge-podge of stuff. It’s a delicate balance for me. However, with the help of my friends at Minted.com, I have been able to get some amazing art to add to the space, mix it up a bit, but keep the look cohesive.

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A Home in Maine

Maine is one of those states that draws you in and never leaves you, no matter how far away you travel. I have been traveling to Maine for as long as I can remember. I grew up in Connecticut and we would make the drive up every August for a couple of weeks to stay at a camp (that’s Maine-speak for cabin) that belonged to my mother’s cousin and was built by her father. And it holds some of the best memories for me.

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Panzanella – A Summer Salad

I love eating salads in the summer. There’s just something about those fresh vegetables and herbs. They taste better in the summer, don’t you agree. And Panzanella salad is one of my favorites. Given my love of Italian food, fresh summer vegetables and easy recipes, this one is a dinner time staple in my house.

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