I love the piano but I think we can all agree they're not known for being the cool kid at the rock concert. They're big, rectangular boxes that you need to sit or stand fairly still while you play them with a limited amount of head banging. I've been seeing quite a few upright pianos featured recently in the… Continue reading When Pianos Try to Be Guitars: How to Make an Upright Piano Look Hip
Here's a great DIY side table to get that rustic, farmhouse charm into your home!
I can get lost in movie and television set homes. Here's what you can learn from set designers to use in your own home!
Do you want to display more family photo's but aren't sure how? Here's some great advice for getting family photo's up on the wall!
Happy 2016! I took a few days off here and there over the holiday and had time, in between scarfing down silly amounts of holiday cookies, to think about houses and the process of creating a beautiful home. I thought I would kick off the first post this year with a few thoughts that have been… Continue reading Creating a Beautiful Home: 4 Tips to Remember
I've always wanted to smash a guitar over someone's head. You can't do that with a piano. - Elton John As a silly decorator - having a piano in the home thrills me almost as much for the design opportunity as for the music. It's a gorgeous table top and art ledge rolled into a thing… Continue reading The Space Above: Styling above an upright piano
“One day I was counting the cats and I absent-mindedly counted myself.” ― Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh and Other Stories I'm not much of a collection person - for this I count my blessings because I do see a potential hoarder lurking around inside my psyche. A lot of collections either give me a creepy sensation of too many lives,… Continue reading 5 Tips for Displaying a Collection Without Appearing like a Hoarder
I've always liked hanging plants and I'm delighted that they're back in style again. I think because they were so prevalent in the 60's and 70's and tended to be a little beaded and macramé-d up that they kind of have a hippy connotation for most people. Think of a hanging plant as adding a… Continue reading Up Your Bohemian Vibe: Five Striking Plants to Consider Hanging Indoors
It's time to tromp out in the yard and start clipping - bring the branches in, crack the stems open a bit and place them in some warm water for a bit of early Spring happiness in a vase. My daughter and I have the annual avocado pit in a glass jar underway: We also… Continue reading Getting Nature Indoors and a Song from the Lumineers
"I’ve been in love with love and the idea of something binding us together, you know that love is strong enough, and I’ve seen time tell tales about that systematic drug, yeah that heart that beats as one, it’s collectively, unconsciously composed." from The Mowgli's song San Francisco I have been feeling the love of family… Continue reading Displaying the Love