One important but often overlooked spot to accessorize in your home is the space up high –on a bookcase, above the kitchen cabinets or on a ledge. Putting just the right accents in these out-of-the-way areas lends visual interest to your décor, giving it a bit more warmth and charm. Here are some tips for [...]

24
May
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Chances are your buffet is one of the most attractive and underused pieces of furniture in your entire home. So why not invite this fetching yet functional dining room mainstay to the party? Dressed for show, your buffet is guaranteed to wow your guests, whether it’s being used for food service during a dinner party [...]

17
May

When Dan and I entertain, we always divvy up the duties. He cooks, since about all I can make is microwave popcorn. And I dress up the table, which is one of my all-time favorite things to do in the world. While I love coming up with creative place settings, doing the centerpiece is my [...]

There is something magical about your fireplace mantel, isn’t there? This small plank of wood serves as the all-important focal point in one of the most public rooms in our homes. No wonder so many of us get stage fright when it comes to decorating our mantels. Now you can say goodbye to mantel decorating [...]

03
May
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Every spring, I count down the days until I can open my porch for the summer season. Dan and I practically live on the screened porch, a sanctuary where we can enjoy our morning coffee, sneak in a Sunday nap or entertain family and friends. But before we move outside for the season, I always [...]