decorating

Design Trends: How Black Adds ‘Wow’

Black and white with natural all-over...we can't open a magazine, design blog or Pinterest without being drawn to this interior trend. The color is everywhere this season in kitchens, dining rooms, bathrooms and even exteriors. It feel fresh, yet classic—and we love it. This painted black exterior catapults this antique farmhouse into the 21st century with a fresh new facade.… Continue reading Design Trends: How Black Adds ‘Wow’

French Country Decorating · French Country Furniture

8 French Country Decorating Tips

Country French is beloved for its blend of old and new. Time-worn furniture combined with vibrant fabrics and natural textures to create an elegant, yet comfortable style. Here are some designer tips to bring French country charm to your home: 1) Scale over quantity Don't be afraid of adding fewer, but larger scale pieces to a French-inspired room. Here,… Continue reading 8 French Country Decorating Tips

French Country Decorating

Kitchen Islands: Matchy to Charmingly French

Large center kitchen islands are dominating new kitchen design today, taking over where standard L-kitchen left-off. But, who says your center kitchen island needs to be built using the same cabinetry as the rest of your kitchen? Give your kitchen a boost of French Country style with non-cabinetry center island. A unique center island can be built… Continue reading Kitchen Islands: Matchy to Charmingly French

French Country Decorating · kitchen design

Dream Becomes Reality: A French Country Style Kitchen

For how many years have you been saying, "I'm going to renovate this kitchen"? If you're like most of us, that idea has crossed your mind more than once while living in your home. It's common to make a "punch list" of things you can't stand —and, must go. But somehow, life goes by and… Continue reading Dream Becomes Reality: A French Country Style Kitchen

French Country Decorating · Tips + Trends

How to Add French Country Charm to a Suburban Kitchen

All of us have dreams of owning an authentic French Country kitchen—but, the reality is that most of us have standard kitchens with builder-grade charm. So, how can you up the quality and add French Country personality to your kitchen? Here's a few ideas... Add quality, French Country Stools to your kitchen island or peninsula Country French… Continue reading How to Add French Country Charm to a Suburban Kitchen

china & glass · French Country Decorating

China Craze: Finding My Dishes the Perfect Home

I admit it, I LOVE china. Heck, I love dishes in all forms: china, glass, pottery it all somehow finds ways to come home with me. When I stop at flea markets or antique stores, I usually can't resist the transparent white quality of an antique milk glass cake stand. And, depression glass in all it's… Continue reading China Craze: Finding My Dishes the Perfect Home

farmhouse table · French Country Decorating

Parting With My Old Table is Bittersweet

Today, I'm on a mission: find a perfect farmhouse table. For the past 10 years, I've been eeking along with a too small, slightly broken table that I inherited from my mother. I dislike just about everything about it, from the wobbly base to the chipped laminate top. However, this decision is bittersweet. This old table and I have come a long way...afterall,… Continue reading Parting With My Old Table is Bittersweet