{My House} Christmas Decor: Part 1

We’re in the homestretch now for Christmas, and I have to keep reminding myself since I’m surrounded by palm trees and cacti here in the…

A Deepening Hope During the Holidays

Are you humming “Santa Claus is Comin to Town” with a batch of Christmas cookies in the oven? I HONOR YOU. You are adorable and…

Tone on Tone Fall & Holiday Inspiration

I loved all the colorful purple velvet and elegant Christmas decor in my last post, but I have not re-decorated in purple yet! Truth be…

7 Quiet and Lovely Thanksgiving Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! While the rich, earthy colors of autumn are what I have grown accustomed to every fall for Thanksgiving (if not, sleet and…

Lovely Light Switch & Outlet Makeover {adorne}

Our Chicagoland fixer upper came with all sorts of blessings and curses when we took possession of its very neglected, sad state. Some of the…

3 Things I Love About Our Video Intercom by adorne

If you have been following the before and after of our Chicagoland fixer upper cottage, you’ll know we have been adding finishing touches. Frequently they…

4 DIY Renovator Secrets: What’s in My Toolbox?

“I ADORE THAT DECOR BLOG Hello Lovely WITH ALL THOSE FABULOUS IDEAS FOR POWER TOOLS AND GORGEOUS DUST BUSTERS TO PIN!!” exclaimed no blog reader ever…Yeah,…

Teaming up with Wayfair to show you what's in my toolbox and the renovation essentials we rely upon to tackle projects here at the fixer upper...see the before and after!

My House: Early Fall 2017

It is 90-something degrees, yet summer is collapsing into fall* as the ground becomes decorated with fallen leaves. The transformed leaves now provide a different…

{Before and After} DIY Living Room and Dining Room Decor …

  Just a few more projects in the living and dining rooms, and the decor will be done on the makeover at our second home…

{Before and After} DIY Guest Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

Our second home in Arizona has been a kind of lab for me this summer…not so much in terms of decorating, but for broader creative…

{Before and After} DIY Master Bedroom Decor Makeover Progress

  While our DIY fixer upper in Chicagoland definitely feels like home now and reflects our personal style, our DIY fixer in Arizona (a second…

{Before and After} DIY Kitchen Remodel on a Budget: Arizona …

  Two DIY remodel projects at the same time? Were we out of our minds?   I continue to ask myself that, and I have…