Books: Threadbare Lovely {Mister Finch}

This textile artist has captured my imagination and thrilled my senses. Textile artist Mr. Finch loves sewing and stories. Rescuing scraps of thread, fabric, curtains,paper…

Holiday Inspiration {a wintry pub party}

Every year, we join close friends in their charmingEuropean style home decked out for the holidaysfor their annual W I N T R Y  P…

Holiday Decor 2014: Passion for Pom Poms

Obsessed with tufted wool pom pom holiday wreathssince spying an Anthropologie one a few seasons back,I was determined to create my own this year. The…

The Laurent House: Frank Lloyd Wright, Midcentury Design & Accessibility

It has been many months since I last blogged about Frank Lloyd Wright’s “little gem” right here in my neighborhood of Rockford: THE LAURENT HOUSE.…

Personal Reflections February 2014 & Farmhouse Style

I don’t know why I have been daydreaming about kitchen design (and Sarah Richardson’s aesthetic) so much lately…we creatives often feel the itch to change…

Paris Trip: Musee Carnavalet

How are things with you today?Me? Less than cheery as chilling temperaturesdo a number on ‘my nerves’ as gramma used to say.Still, the cold won’t stop…

DIY Boozy Pear Apple Crumble Recipe

I do love any baked fruit that ends in ‘crisp” or ‘crumble’, and for a little variation on old fashioned apple crisp, how about a…

2013 Interior Designer Interview: Rachel Ashwell

It was my pleasure the other day to speak with shabby chic stylemaker, interior designer, author, entrepreneur, and beautiful creative genius Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic Couture.…

Personal Reflections: Pale pink mood

When you walk into our home, little pale pink touches don’t jump out at you; they whisper. The Laduree box with macarons is from my…

DIY: Mini Coffee Cakes

My recipe for Mini Coffee Cakes is served up with a smile! I’m a girl who loves to eat. Especially breakfast. Also, I’m a girl…

BRCA Update April 2013

This is our living room sofa (above). I love the Belgian styleand linen slipcover.At 8 feet long,it’s easy to getcomfy even withmultiple loungerslounging. We upgraded…

Interior Design Books: Love Letter to Karin Meyn

Dear Karin, Your new styling book is so gorgeous it caused my eyes to pool with tears. I cherish it, am deeply inspired, and don’t care…

Let’s SHOP!

White Slipcovered Sofa
SHOP MY HOME!
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
SHOP MY BATH!
Trees White Wallpaper Mural
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Upholstered Dining Arm Chair
Shop My Breakfast Nook
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Wreath Doormat
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing