My Home: renovation, revelation, and rejuvenation

You may recall our place looked like these images about a year ago (and that I love bargains and spent next to nothing on furnishings/bling).…

2011 Interior Designer Interview with Shabby Chic Designer RACHEL ASHWELL {Part 3}

Such a thrill to interview Shabby Chic’s Rachel Ashwell and have the brain tickled and illuminated by such a soulful designer. Get ready, gorgeous readers…for a…

2011 Interior Designer Interview: Designer RACHEL ASHWELL {part 2}

I’m back with more shabby chic love! Hope you’re feelin’ it. BTW. Were you aware this blogger majored in shabby chic in college? Okay. A…

2011 Interior Designer Interview: RACHEL ASHWELL {Part 1}

Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic blog Color me humbled. Then throw in a few mixed feelings. While honored to be invited to interview Rachel (a creative…

DIY: More STENCIL Splendor

Royal Design Stencil It was so much fun stenciling on my mirror, I’m at it again with a little help from Royal Design Stencils. One…

DIY: Hello Lovely CUSTOM CLAY TAGS

Easy rustic hand formed clay tags made with these stamps. The other day I had fun with clay. Embellish gifts, a nightlight (top left), or…

DIY: My STENCILED MIRROR Project

Royally thrilled with my new Springtime in Paris stencil from Royal Design Stencils that I used on an old mirror. It took about 10 minutes to transform…

Interior Design Books: Summers in France {Kathryn Ireland}

Near Toulouse, designer Kathryn Ireland brought a rural, rundown property back to life in Summers In France. (Have you seen her hilarious self on Million Dollar Decorators?…

Personal Reflections & My Photography

Today I feel so thankful the blog is growing and for new followers joining the lovely journey, and it seemed like the right time to…

My Art: Mixed Media Assemblage

A few weekends ago, my sister hosted a going away dinner for our sons before they headed to college, and these are pieces I created…

Interior Design Inspiration: Dream Home Chicago {Michael del Piero}

My husband and I happily toured DREAM HOME, the design house at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. (Open until Dec. 9, 2011.) Nine of Chicago’s…

Interior Design Inspiration: Dream HOME Chicago

I reallllllly wanted to title this post “Why I Went Straight Home and Blew Up My House,” but that sounded too shallow and ungrateful even for me.…

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Wicker Trunk Storage
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
White Artichoke Lamp
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
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
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
Rustic End 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
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
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