Southern Drawl


 

You Deserve It

I stumbled on this profound quote recently…. Interior Design Quote of the Day: I deeply believe that a beautiful decor can have a beneficial influence on our lives. -Albert Hadley   It’s really quite true.  Your environment definitely effects your attitude, your outlook, your positive (or negative) vibes……and basically your daily life!  It’s very important to treat yourself well; to put a good foot forward in life. I talk about your interiors and how they should be “reflecting your character”, a lot. Speak to me….. How about your accessories? Beautiful colorful additions to detail in your cabinetry in your Breakfast […]

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Make a Statement with Plants

  How many of you have longed for a fabulous accessory for your home, that may be so obvious, it hasn’t occurred to you?   Interior plants can really add a lovely dimension when accessorizing…… and it may be a candidate for the “perfect one”….   They can be organic ~ They can be quite lovely ~       They can be multi-dimensional with textures ~ They can be interesting and add color ~     They can be a beautiful addition to your interior, for any room in the house. In fact, orchids (and I’m sure others) love […]

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Sweet Dreams

Do you love your Master Bedroom?    Are you Sleeping well? Or Searching for Sweet Dreams? All you have to do is dream, dream, dream.  What does the perfect Master Bedroom mean to you?   ~ a special oasis? ~ a personal area that makes you feel special? ~ a retreat from chaos? ~ a comfort zone? ~ a paradise? ~ a luxurious and indulged location? ~ a quiet zone? ~ a favorite reading “spot”? ~ an R&R comfy bed luxurious in fabrics? ~ dream-land?   And then some?   A few inspirations are in order that have been recent […]

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Why a Faux Finish?

Are you in search for a dynamic and artistic element in your interiors that’s beautifully custom and makes a statement?       You may want to consider a faux finish….   I’ve asked my expert faux finisher of 25 years, Amelia Morison, to comment on the art of faux finishing here.   “What is the difference between Decorative Arts and Faux Finishing?   Faux painting or Faux finishing are terms used to describe decorative paint finishes that replicate the appearance of materials such as marble, wood or stone. Faux is a French term meaning “false”. Faux finishing has been used for […]

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Powder Your Nose

  Your Powder Room could very well be the smallest room in the house, but why not add personality here too?   When your guests “powder their nose”, shouldn’t you give them a beautiful interior to remember? Not to mention, You need to benefit as well….. . It’s more than a sink and a toilet……just think of the details!             Of course all Powder Rooms are relative to personality and the size of the home, as well as placement in the floor plan! . So, your Powder Room may have options that may give you […]

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Make an Entrance!

  The ENTRANCE to your home sets the tone.    It starts at the Front Door like a Preface to a good book that sets the stage to the story that follows within             (It really doesn’t matter what size or style the home is, “the rule” still applies)   So….Why Not? The Foyer sets that “Make an Entrance” which certainly welcomes guests to your home. It’s like the first few pages of that same book – it either draws you in for more. or you lose interest in the story that follows. Am I […]

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What Goes Around Comes Around

  I think it’s a little interesting how some trends recycle back around and  there are times, it’s just funny to me!     What you’ve seen before may just cycle back around.   If you are in my “age group”, you may see the humor, too in the first couple of examples.   When I was in college, the “hot thing” to have in your dorm room was a terrarium.  And that trend lasted for several years and then it faded away for years, but it’s back!  Have you noticed?  I am intrigued at the fascination with the containers, the […]

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A Southern Trend Gets Traction

Have you ever heard of “Haint Blue”?   Well, it’s the “nicknamed color” for the ceiling paint on a Southern porch and appropriately named to keep evil spirits away.  It dates back with generation after generation passing this tradition and in the Charleston area in particular, it has historical significance…..       And it goes Coast to Coast?   Yes, the idea of painting the porch ceiling an appropriate color blue is spreading to other areas of the country, not just in the South!  Of course, the color blue selection depends on the area of the country, too.  There […]

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Pot Filler Convenience or Luxury?

  Are you familiar with a “pot filler” for your Kitchen?   I’m wondering if you have contemplated the function it can add to your cooking tasks and needs……   If you are a busy cook, you will certainly enjoy this convenience!         A pot filler is another faucet in your Kitchen that is placed, usually around the cook-top or the coffee center or both, depending on the areas that are in need.  Would you benefit from installing one in your Kitchen too?   We use ours a lot, especially for those large pots that need to be filled! […]

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The Kitchen Window

  Window shopping can be more than just browsing in shop windows for the latest and greatest………   The Kitchen Window is a special part of the heartbeat in your home.   What makes this particular window in the house so special?             The Kitchen is the heart of the home and those windows speak to the real character of your interiors!  Can’t you just visualize the complete picture?          We spend a lot of time at the Kitchen sink; it needs to be a very pleasant spot, with a nice view! Let the […]

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