Easy Ways to Decorate a Rental Home for Spring

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  Our family is just finishing up our second year of renting a quaint 1400sf cottage that's about a hundred years old, and while we have loved the location, it's taught me quite a bit about decorating smaller spaces and how to make a rental house feel like home. For those of you who … [Read more...]

How to Mix and Match Kitchen or Dining Chairs

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  As you may remember from last week, I updated a vintage cane bench and am using it at our kitchen table as banquette-style seating: That got me thinking about how I've mixed and matched my seating arrangements around my table for quite some time, and I thought it might be worth … [Read more...]

A Little Spring Decorating (Amy’s House)

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  Sigh...March in Virginia is not really spring, we're really just pretending right now.  It's freezing cold here, but despite that I decided it was time to lighten up our house and started adding in some spring decor. I went with blue, after the grays of winter, it's been nice to have … [Read more...]

Spring Dining Room Updates

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  Yay for spring--we had convertible weather at least twice this past week (60s and 70s) and our fruit trees are blooming!  Of course, that got me in the mood for spring, and I finally pulled the trigger on two updates in our dining room. First, the jute rug that we've had for about … [Read more...]

Spring Decorating Idea: Where You Can Find Beautiful Blue & White Decor

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  It isn't a secret that Christy and I both love using blue and white decor in our homes. Looking back in our archives for some photos, I came upon plenty of samples of this color combination to show you from over the years along with some affordable blue and white decor … [Read more...]

My New Brass Plug-In Library Sconces

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  A few months ago, I purchased and installed a pair of brass sconces in the MCC House. Because we're renting and I had no desire to add electrical boxes in our old plaster walls, I opted for plug-in sconces instead of hardwired ones. Today I thought I'd show you a few photos of where I … [Read more...]

Budget Design Series: More Master Bedroom Decor

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  Last week, I shared a gorgeous (in my humble opinion) master bedroom design board for under $1000 {see it HERE}. To be honest, it blows my mind that we're able to find such beautiful pieces at such great prices because we have the ability to comparison shop online in a way that we could … [Read more...]

Budget Design Series: Master Bedroom Decor

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  This is always the time of year where I like to make a few changes around the house. Once the holiday decorations are put away and I've had a chance to get through my annual January purging and organizing, I turn my attention to "fluffing" the house. I don't think I'm the only one, … [Read more...]

Design Plans for Our Living Room and Some Valentine’s Decor

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  Happy Weekend everyone! I took some new pictures in our living room and thought I'd continue sharing my design plans in our new house (like I did with the lighting post). My plan was to share Valentine's decor today but we've had a really crazy week so basically, all I have done to … [Read more...]

New Paint + Lighting In Our New House

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  Is it still OK if I call this my new house? We've been here 6 months, does it still count as 'new'? I still have quite a few projects ahead on my radar, so I still feel like it is new to us. I am trying to be better about sharing in-process posts, it seems the trend is to roll out … [Read more...]

My Daughter’s New Tween Room

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  I am back today to (finally) share my daughter's 'tween' room decor. I am pretty sure this space is the brightest, happiest room in our house!       When we started this project last fall, I never imagined it would be January when I finally posted about it. … [Read more...]

Nutcracker Suite Ballet Themed Christmas Tree

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    After I shared my daughter's Nutcracker-themed Christmas tree in my holiday home tour, I had several requests for more close up photos of the ornaments that we've used to decorate it, so today I thought I'd share those with you. Most of these are from various Nutcracker … [Read more...]

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