“Fixer Upper” Show Fan? • How You Can Get that Look!

We love Chip and Joanna Gaines. If you are a fan of the HGTV show, "Fixer Upper", they need no introduction. If you aren't, then know that they are a talented husband wife team who help families buy fixer upper homes, and turn them into dream homes, on budget. And dream homes they are, especially if you are a fan of their farmhouse flavored, warm yet modern approach to design. The thing I like … [Read more...]

DIY Rustic Decor

Rustic decor used to get a bad rap in the design industry... Fortunately the awareness of the importance of re-purposing and DIY'ing has bred a crazy amount of interest in everything a little bit worn. That's a good thing, because I think patina, and history and things just a little bit tired around the edges are an important part of design. Don't they say, "design imitates life"? Ok, maybe thats … [Read more...]

Junk Style – Ideas and Inspiration

Junk style has been around since the beginning of home design, but we can thank Sue Whitney of Junk Market Style for not only making it popular, but making it desirable. Sue showed the country through her books that junk style was about bringing the old into the new, and re-purposing and re-creating old things into creations that added charm, history and relevance to our home interiors. She showed … [Read more...]

Vintage Style Decorating – How to

Vintage style decorating uses items from the past to create a warm, nostalgic look. Today's vintage style is not just a country look, with antiques and chintz fabric. Vintage style is now combined with more modern choices for a take that is fresh, yet full of the charm and history from the past.  Here are great ideas and inspiration for how to create vintage style in your home decor. This … [Read more...]

Home Decorating Styles: Clean Country Decorating

Country decorating has long been one of the most popular home decorating styles. In the past this has included such elements of the style as handmade items, collections, and rustic charm. While country style will always epitomize home and warmth, its time to bring country design into the modern era. We call this decorating syle “Clean Country”, and heres how to get it. ​Clean it up Country … [Read more...]

Garden Style Decorating

Today when we talk about garden rooms, the line between inside and outdoors can be blurred. After all, we are bringing more of the outdoors in, and also decorating our outdoor spaces more like rooms. So here are some great ideas for either space, to add the charm of the garden style decorating wherever your room might lie! 1. Create a focal point for the room that illustrates the garden theme, … [Read more...]