Farmhouse Kitchen with Rustic Decor & Sputnik Chandelier {Leanne Ford}

Why are design fans and viewers of Restored by the Fords loving Ford’s FRESH FARMHOUSE approach? It feels young and not like your granny’s farmhouse.…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 4}

Have you seen me? Yep, that was me in week 4, staggering down the cereal aisle with deep purple undereye circles, roots overdue for their touch-up,…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 3}

Tons of progress made this week! T H E  B O Z E M A N  C R E W (aka Gramma and Grampa from…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 2}

Oh guys. Guys. I’m moody and tired. Send beer. All that manic energy from week one? Gone, baby, gone. So it was a major blessing…

25 years

In 1987, while still in college we married at a place called Nazareth Hall. I wrote a special song a friend performed, and our parents…

Decor Books: 100 Best Living Rooms

Last year, a National Association of Homebuilders report projected that by 2015, living rooms may be extinct. It got me thinking about the history of this room…you…

Designer Inspiration: Splendid Willow

Vibrant, happy, and energetic, hers is the blog I turn to for smiles. For a style fix. For dreamy posts from an inspiring Swedish mind that thinks like my…

Personal Reflections: mom

One of my earliest memories is sitting on her lap with my head resting on her Chanel No. 5 perfumed neck as she chatted with…

Interior Designer Inspiration {Velvet and Linen}

The Gianetti’s design work and gorgeous sanctuary of a site Velvet and Linen with its gorgeous Patina Style has been charming the pants off of…

Interview: Hello Lovely for The Enchanted Home

How not to be enchanted by my friend Tina, the dream home, and her fabulous kitchen? Do you know her blog The Enchanted Home? She…

Around Chicago: Randolph Street Market

On Saturday, it was a pleasure to be invited to award red ribbons to my favorite items at Randolph Street Market’s Winter Market. The venue…

Personal Reflections: Art in the Universe and Your Skull

BIG: Valley of dessert in Iran These images are not abstract paintings or from anyone’s imagination.   They are actually Nasa satellite photos of the earth I…