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Manners: How the manners of your home reflect your own manners

Manners: How the manners of your home reflect your own manners

Have you been a guest in a friend’s home lately and noticed all the details that made your stay very enjoyable and pleasant?  Here are 15 tips that bring your attention to some of the “manner details”.     Good lighting expresses a cheerful welcome to friends and guests. And while the function of your lighting is very important, why not make the ambiance of that lighting a priority too!   Comfy linens are a must. If you care enough to have someone

Stepping Out of the Box

Stepping Out of the Box

Sometimes…..you just need to step out of your comfort zone or “the box” and make it special. I think we are all guilty for wanting to be comfortable and kinda “like the Joneses” in some respects, because it’s tried and true.  But, there are opportunities out there to take that leap of faith with design, and make it all yours, and not the cookie cutter look that’s everywhere.     found on neenaslighting.com  That’s where “custom design” comes in.   I

The Finishing Touches

The Finishing Touches

There’s a lot of details to attend to in design and the finishing touches are extremely important!     You know, it’s kinda like baking a Wedding Cake for a talented baker.  The cake has to be tasty and moist for sure (and cut well without falling apart), with gloriously tinted icing that tantalizes your taste buds yet not too sweet.  Right?  But, if the details on the top of the cake aren’t there, it’s just a plain wedding cake

Name the Location!

Name the Location!

Can you guess where we were when these character images were snapped depicting many of the interiors and exteriors of this area?   Here are a few helpful hints: architectural details that tell a story… Where the buffalo roam… yes, phone booths are still around, believe it or not And you may have already guessed the Grand Tetons – Jackson Hole and Jackson Lake Lodge. I really have to say that they did a great job on the interiors and

It’s All in the Details!

When you start a project or begin the process to address your interiors , it’s really important to carry through your vision, the inspiration through to the finest details……it can be color, special mementos, fabulous accessories, themed compliments….it varies with each client and project. That’s why it is always a “custom”experience with each interior.  No two are ever alike.   As a designer, it’s my job to carry that vision through with the design and get into “the client’s head”

Gone Fishin’

Roughing it.  That’s putting it mildly.  I kinda think that the Holiday Inn is roughing it to be perfectly honest, but for Noah, we did a fishin’ weekend that I participated in this time! This past weekend David, Noah and I went to a lake house that was roughing it a bit….. no a whole lot, to be honest! David was laughing a bit at bedtime and said, “Honey, this is close to camping for you!”   My comment was,

Building the Canvas

I’m Passionate about my new favorite thing to do….painting on canvas.  I was feeling quite anxious that I hadn’t painted in about a month and ready to get some gorgeous colors back under my fingernails! A new instructor took us to new heights this weekend and I played around with new techniques.  To my surprise, I was majorly impressed with my painting!  So, I thought I would show you the process of building the canvas. I can’t wait until the

PILLOW TALK

The 1959 Film, Pillow Talk, was a romantic comedy starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson (as well as many other big names) – two of my favorites – that always come to mind when I am thinking about that phrase – Pillow Talk! IF you haven’t seen this film, you need to check it out for great movie watching and beautiful set and costume design! She played the role of a decorator in this movie and it’s hysterical! It’s a

WITH A SPLASH OF PAINT

We had a BLAST!  I invited some friends to join me at a paint class to CELEBRATE friendship and my Birthday!   Many of my girlfriends had never painted and declared “I haven’t got an artistic bone in my body!” yet they gave it a BIG GIRL try and humored me! Well, just so you know, I helped the painting fun with a little “bubbly” and some really good food for Brunch!  And you would never know they hadn’t been to

An Unexpected Treat!

In December, I went to my granddaughter’s ballet recital – Coconut Cracker – in Americus, GA.  It was a “take off” of the traditional Nutcracker with a tropical theme.  We thoroughly enjoyed seeing Reese perform with all of the other participants, as well. This is Reese with my mom, after the performance with her bouquets of flowers! Of course, she was absolutely fabulous with her 2 dance routines and she really enjoyed being on the stage at the Rylander Theater.