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Are You a Sucker for Fall?

Are You a Sucker for Fall?

  It’s ok…… we’re in this together!          from simplypix.tumblr.com   Nature graces us with some of the most gorgeous color palettes with the transition of the Autumn Leaves in the days ahead.  There’s much to be learned from this color schemes that are right there in front of us in the next few months….. IF you haven’t heard the “scoop”…..  COLOR is in and the “dull drums” are out.  The cool and calculated grays and other

What Color is Your Pumpkin?

What Color is Your Pumpkin?

Pumpkins are very popular and seasonal for this time of year!  Ah……Signs are springing up everywhere!     It’s about to be Fall Y’all!  (or do you say, Autumn?  Inquiring minds want to know…..) So, what color is your pumpkin?   Do you go traditional with orange?  (and personally I am not crazy about orange, so toning it down with other colors is more my taste!)             @mylittlepeanut     ~ traditional orange pumpkin, right

Sink Smarts

Sink Smarts

When choosing a sink for your Kitchen or Bathrooms, I would highly recommend thinking through the decision with your design in mind with the aesthetics as well as the function. With several clients lately in the Kitchen and Bath renovation stages,  and walking through this process of selection, I bring a lot of these kinds of questions to their attention. Some sinks may look super cool with character, but will they be practical in your Kitchen? This is a good

Kick Off to Fall

Kick Off to Fall

September has arrived with “star quality” with fabulous temperatures and fabulous breezes that really make it feel like FALL is here and even a little early. Just a little prayerful thought….. Please don’t mess with us, Mother Nature – make this the “real deal”!    It inspires me so…. It’s actually the best introduction to September that I can remember. It’s perfect for the kick-off to the football!  GO DAWGS!   That’s a big part of our Fall season – Georgia Football.

Porches are Life-Savers

Porches are Life-Savers

Porches are Life-Savers   Yes they are.   You know, I have used my porch for many entertaining opportunities – from Mother’s Day with hosting the family to Noah’s graduation party and hosting many friends.       It’s like having an extra room – but more of an open air aesthetic quality, so that makes it more accessible certain times of the year, but I also feel like I’m a part of nature too, with the humming birds dancing

My Front Doors

My Front Doors

I’ve learned a lot over the years, listening to client’s problems and finding solutions for them that works!  And several have had the same problem that I have had too…but they had no porch or protection on the front of their homes like I have designed into mine.  So I learned something…. Or so I thought!   Well, I have an issue with our beautiful front doors, which I thought I had addressed sufficiently with the design of our home,

Off to the Mountains…..with Cabin Fever!

Off to the Mountains…..with Cabin Fever!

You know, everyone has a special place – a place that speaks to your heart, grants you space to grow & learn, gives you enjoyment as well as relaxation, and also blesses you with beautiful surroundings.  We found our “new place”.  WooHoo! As I mentioned in the July newsletter and post, we’ve had a great R&R place at the beach – Cape San Blas – on the Gulf for 16 years.  Noah grew up there and we moved in about

The Tranquility in Water…..

The Tranquility in Water…..

Spending time in Nature is healing energy…..and the sound of water is certainly tranquility.   Have you thought of incorporating a water feature into your landscape? It certainly is very appealing and can be quite an addition, all year long! That’s something special, when your gardens around your porches or patios need a little “pick me up” in the cooler seasons, too. Why not decorate your “outdoor gathering spaces” too?   Of course, even in the South, we can have

It’s Christmas in July

It’s Christmas in July

I have had more conversations about Christmas in the last two weeks – not even kidding!  I am really NOT crazy!     from owecraft.com When I owned a retail store – about 35 years ago – I always had Christmas in July with the Cuthbertson Christmas China.  I sold it on a special sale to get ready for the Holiday entertaining, so I pulled out some Christmas goodies for merchandising that sale, and was able to sell more Christmas decorations

I’ve Got a Crush

I’ve Got a Crush

That ‘ole Gershwin tune from way back can just resonate in your mind when you just find that “special something” that really gets your attention…..   I laugh at the insurance commercial on TV  – it makes reference to that special something….  “I saw it, and I knew….I just had to have it!”  –  you know, the blue sofa!  Know the one I mean?   Ok, so let’s think about that crush….with Gershwin’s lyrics….as your guide.   I’ve got a