What’s In for 2017: Acrylic Furniture

Hey there!  My heat has been restored and of course it's been 70 degrees the last couple of days... but we're due for another cold blast, so at least I'll be in comfort this time around. :)  I thought it would be fun over the next few weeks to share some of the trends in decor I'm seeing online and in print... some of these might be holdovers from 2016, but they're still going strong in interiors, so it's not too late to jump on the … [Read more...]

HGTV Dream Home 2017 {Eye Candy}

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I had a pretty low-key one just taking care of Legacy loose ends and plodding through my purging.  I was battling a low blood pressure so I didn't get TONS done, but progress is progress, right? Today I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite elements from this year's HGTV Dream Home.  This year they brought Brian Patrick Flynn on board and the design felt very different … [Read more...]

Five on Friday {Insta-Faves Edition}

Hi there, friends... January is just slip-sliding away, isn't it??  Registration at Legacy has been cranking and so another busy week is winding down. :)  I've been working away on my purging projects and will share a post on progress here soon.  I've also got a sweet little DIY coming you way... I know -- shocking, right??  But in the meantime, I wanted to share five of my faves from Instagram this week.  A couple of these are giving me some … [Read more...]

Dining Room Update

Monday, already?  I actually had a pretty low key weekend and am feeling on the downside of my head cold so fingers crossed that it's behind me!  I did get a few things done around the house and that's always a good feeling. :) One of the things on my list was to put my dining room "back together."  I may not have shared that last May my parents loaded up our family piano and drove it to Austin for my older sister, who is experiencing a … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

T.G.I.F.  And I MEAN that!  I'm ready to wind down this week, but not quite sure I'm ready to say goodbye to April!  #yikes  Thanks for sharing your thoughts on yesterday's porch plans post... I'm ready to get rocking on that bad boy. Today's Five on Friday is another dose of randomness but all good stuff... 1.  What Should I Read Next podcast.  Yes, another podcast, but it's another good one!  Anne Bogel from the blog The Modern … [Read more...]

I Can’t Resist: Kate Marker Interiors

Hey there, friends!  Monday again... yikes!  We enjoyed the most gorgeous weekend here in GA.  The hubs and I headed down to my in-laws' and got a few outdoor projects done for them.  It felt awesome to be out in the sunshine... and we are pre-pollen-explosion so we were basking in that, too.  It's a short window of time before the pollen gets bad, so I jacked up my own list of outdoor to-dos for this week as well.  Gotta make hay while the sun … [Read more...]

I Can’t Resist: Oriental Rugs in the Kitchen

Hey there, friends!  It's been a busy week for Legacy and RAIN RAIN RAIN for days, so a painting project I'd hoped to share isn't quite share-able today.  BUT... I did want to share a design idea I just can't quit these days...  oriental rugs in the kitchen. I was first intrigued with this a few years back when I spotted this image on Joan's blog for the love of a house... for the love of a house Which, by the way, if you don't follow … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It: January

Well, a few days got away from me and here we are into February!  Yikes!  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I broke away for a girls' weekend at the beach and got the bonus fun of celebrating a dear old friend's 50th birthday at the same time.  It was a good time and now it's back to cold/rainy/busy days here at home. :) I've got a list of posts for y'all coming in the next few weeks, but thought I'd flash back to January today, just … [Read more...]

Family Room Update: The Rug

Well, I finally got the family room fit for photographing!  I wanted to share a few "in progress" pics, so y'all can follow along as I gradually tweak this space. First of all I wanted to share a good picture of the rug.  I mean... I'm just in love with the pattern and colors.  And it works beautifully with the pieces I already have.  Winner winner chicken dinner!  Click HERE to view sizes and prices. You might glimpse in the upper … [Read more...]

What’s In: Pantone’s Color of the Year

During my recovery from my illness these past weeks, I spent a good bit of time poking around on design blogs and Pinterest...  it was a great way to recharge my creative batteries and scope out what's trending for 2016.  And it was hard to escape Pantone's color of the year:  Rose Quartz. refinery29 Pink!!   I have to say, I actually like this color but I wasn't sure how it translated to decor.  I most likely would not paint a room with … [Read more...]