More Designer Pantries


 Remember a couple of months ago when we featured House of Smith's ( amazing pantry makeover? Well, her beautiful makeover not only inspired me, but motivated a movement of pantry makeovers.  I was hoping to follow suit in our new home in Arizona, but the home we're trying to buy doesn't have a traditional pantry... so I will have to come up with something else that's clever. Back to the inspirational ... READ MORE »

Nate Berkus Says, “Gray is the New Neutral.” Sound familiar?

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See? See!  What did I tell all of you over 6 months ago? =)  The TV design "experts" are finally catching on... In fact, Nate's whole show was devoted to the color gray. Even going to how it is a hot color to wear now, which also speaks to the other topic we have discussed: How fashion and interior design coincide in taste and trends. So, did you guys follow my advice? Did you add some gray into your home and life? Here are some great examples ... READ MORE »

Trend Watch: Mercury Glass

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Mercury glass has been hot since last year, but it is still going strong and I love it!!  It has a mirrored effect so it creates a beautiful reflective surface in your home.  Mercury glass originated in the 1800s  because mercury is what mirrors used to be make of.... now is used as a decorative art glass. I love it year round, but it also is incredibly festive during the holiday months. Here are some fun examples of contemporary mercury glass ... READ MORE »

Damask Dresser

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One of my favorite blogs to follow is Twice Lovely.  They makeover old furniture with an artistic flare. This is another great example of what they do... I love it. It is so me. Here is a general description of what they did. This is the before: This is the after: This is the how: First they painted it white. Then they used an opaque overhead projector to trace the pattern... which is funny because I have been thinking ... READ MORE »

NataLee’s Necessity: Paintable Quatrefoile Wallpaper

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Okay. So I was in Lowe's the other day shopping for carpet and walked through the Wallpaper section, which isn't all that big and I had to do a double take when I saw this: I had  mini-heart attack from excitement. A beautiful quatrefoil wallpaper for only $19.95... but wait there's more (my infomercial for you)! It is paintable! Second mini-heart attack.  As is it comes in an absolutely beautiful champagne color. But it's not one ... READ MORE »