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It’s all about the Screen Door!

It’s all about the Screen Door!

And especially if you are a true Southerner!   Have you ever heard these words of wisdom? MOST Southern homes have a screen door.   It’s true….it takes me back to my childhood.  (And my mom’s home still has several screen doors!) But I also like to incorporate a screen door (or two) into my home too!  How about you?   Of course, back in the day with no air conditioning, and with the heat of the Summer in the

Outdoor Entertaining for You and Me

Outdoor Entertaining for You and Me

Do you enjoy entertaining this time of the year?       from Indulgy.com   Get creative and find your happy place with outdoor entertaining…..       from sugarpluminvitations.blogspot.com      We enjoy grilling more in the Summer.  How about you? What about an outdoor Kitchen?  Yes, please.   I wonder what they are grilling tonight?         I kinda like the idea of my outdoor entertaining area to be more of an OUTDOOR 365 experience, so that you

Bang for Your Buck!

Bang for Your Buck!

It’s a phrase that I use a lot with my clients….. because it’s so appropriate when working through designing your home.  You don’t have to do replace or remodel everything (like HGTV stars would like you to believe) to get a lot of impact in your home!   So here are my top 5 ways to get a lot of Bang for your Buck with great visuals – some from my portfolio of client’s homes!   Maybe you should change

Are You True to Blue?

Are You True to Blue?

  Recently, I am discovering more and more that I am very attracted to the BLUES….and hues.  How about you?   Softer blues (as well as richer blues) are a “hot color” right now for interiors…. in paint colors, wallpaper, artwork, fabrics, furniture, and accessories. and especially with coastal living with the colors of the sea in mind….  TOP 5 REASONS  FOR GETTING THE BLUES We are searching for calmness in our lives and less chaos….the soft blues give us

Stylin’ Summer

Stylin’ Summer

How do you style your Summer?   from providentdesign.com Do you have a sense of design for taking on Summer delights or do you just love the cool easy breezes that you long for, in the Summer heat?    from  my Pinterest board pins, Summertime   from Lus Home A sense of colors that are cool and calm, soft and airy, bring Summer to mind for me……as you can see in these interior inspirations.    from Ladolcevitablog.com And you can add

A Diamond in the Rough!

A Diamond in the Rough!

My design group went to the “biggest secret in Georgia” for our June social event a few days ago…..   Do you know that we have our own Biltmore type estate in LaGrange?  Well we do!  This house and gardens established in 1916, is just fabulous and full of innovations and considerations that will take your breath away, and especially for that time period!  The home has 31 rooms, and the design is outstanding in each area of the architectural

Foyers First

Foyers First

Your Foyer sets the tone for your entire home – because when anyone comes in the Front Door, the Foyer is the first thing your guests see! Just how inviting is your Foyer?   With some updating in a client’s large, 2-story Foyer, wallpaper was removed and the walls were painted a soft cream color.  Now we need to address some of the accessories that don’t work with the painted wall as well.  I’ve been looking for some sizable framed

Shut the “Barn Door”!

The popularity of the sliding door is abounding!    More commonly called a “Barn Door”, it replaces the bi-fold louvered doors (Thank goodness) where it can be used efficiently and in some cases, the pocket doors of the past.    It does have it’s advantage –  it can make a closet much more functional without a door swing…..   OR divide rooms efficiently….whatever the reason, get creative with the design need!  (but don’t get too carried away!)   A Laundry Closet

A Simple Thank You Lesson….

A Simple Thank You Lesson….

A Simple Thank You Lesson….   The art of writing a THANK YOU note is dying.    I say we revive it!  It’s an important tool for personal and business relationships!     Have you sent an expensive wedding gift and never received a proper thank you note?  Or even received a very nice gift from a friend or a client and didn’t reply with a thank you note?  Did you send a thank you note following that incredible interview opportunity?

It’s Crystal Clear!

It’s Crystal Clear!

Crystals in chandeliers have made a major presence in our homes, again.   I’m very excited that more and more rooms are graced with these beautiful light fixtures, and sometimes, in unlikely locations of the home….   Have you noticed?     However, this is a pretty traditional location – The Foyer!   from Verand-Interiors.com       And not all crystal chandeliers are traditional….  Take a peek! from the 36th Avenue   Focal points and ambiance in Master Bathrooms….