What are some of your favorite summer memories? Mine was my first – and last — attempt to be a beauty queen. One 4th of July, our tiny country club in Atchison held a beauty pageant for little girls. Even then I was into props, so I borrowed the neighbor’s poodle, slipped on my plastic [...]

Sometimes you just need to surround yourself with a klatch of best friends. And, with your life so crazy busy, sometimes all that’s keeping you from pulling everyone together is a good reason. Here’s one: It’s summer! OK, now that you have a mission, no more excuses. Get your BFFs together and have fun. Catch [...]

When I was dreaming of how to decorate my little lake house, I had a garden of options to chose from. Owning home furnishings stores loaded with looks you adore is like being a kid in a candy store, for sure. Any of the styles, color schemes and pattern mixes we spotlight at Nell Hill’s [...]

June is sublime in Kansas. During the long, sunny days, I throw open my windows and enjoy the warm breeze then spend the evening on my patio, surrounded by fireflies. This is my month to celebrate the romance of summer. Want to join me? The first step is to make your home its romantic best. [...]

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May

My kitchen was the first room I wanted to redecorate when Dan and I moved into our Money Pit historic fixer-upper. But it was the last room I actually got to tackle. The cost of a complete kitchen renovation, which is what this poor space needed, isn’t cheap. As I discovered, there is a lot [...]

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May
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If you asked me to pick my favorite shade of green for decorating, I’d say, “All of them!” When it comes to working with Mother Nature’s favorite color, every tone and tint is a winner. Green can be the main event in a room, shaking it to its core with over-the-top drama, or it can [...]

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May

When I decorate my home for summer, I like to give my side tables a fresh, seasonal look. It just takes a few minutes to craft a summery display on these strategically important spots, and the payoff is huge.  Your home looks renewed and refreshed. This summer, I’m using three simple decorating tools to trick [...]

We have been mad about monograms for years at Nell Hill’s, but this spring, we’re taking these lovely letters to new heights. If you want to add a little something extra, a touch of class, a small detail that makes your rooms so personal and unique, add some monograms. Here are four spots to put [...]

You don’t always have to shout to make a statement. Sometimes a whisper is the most powerful way to grab someone’s attention. The same holds true in the decorating world. Need proof? Look no further than the unassuming sisters white and cream. Whether they are the backdrop of a room or the main stage stars, [...]

Ready to celebrate spring in your home? Make your fireplace mantel an ode to this season of new life. Here are four spring mantel treatments our designers crafted at Nell Hill’s to inspire you.