Traditional Kitchen Ideas with a Contemporary Twist

Traditional Kitchen Ideas with a Contemporary Twist

Paying attention to simple details is the difference between a ho-hum kitchen remodel and one that will make you want to just sit and look at it, like art! I found this great looking green and white kitchen while looking at the traditional kitchens by Wren Kitchens page of a UK based site. I'm not sure I agree that there really is any such thing … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Black Woodgrain Kitchens

Gorgeous Black Woodgrain Kitchens

Are you ready for this? Black kitchen cabs have been the talk for awhile but most of the time it's black painted cabinets, not woodgrain. This kitchen does the whole black thing but dials it back just a tad by letting the wood show through. I love it! polygon homes on flickr This whole thing just works for me. It's not too dark thanks to the … [Read more...]

6 Styles of Beautiful Wood Ceilings

6 Styles of Beautiful Wood Ceilings

Is your ceiling getting boring? Feeling a little, er, flat? Here's an idea that's really not too hard to do and could make a stunning difference. Cover your ceiling with wood planks. Wood Plank Ceilings in Every Style Rustic Rustic is easy and fast. No painting and no tight finish work. This ceiling looks like 1x8 pine that has been naturally … [Read more...]

Winning Kitchen Storage Ideas

Winning Kitchen Storage Ideas

Sometimes we need just a little more space, or just the right space, to keep everything in order in the kitchen.  I love, love, love seeing my pretty dishes and vintage pyrex bowls so I wouldn’t want to hide them away in a regular kitchen cabinet.  Decorating with what you use can keep it all in reach and look beautiful at the same time.  Here … [Read more...]

Decorate With Tangerine

Decorate With Tangerine

Spring is here…time to add some color to every room of your house!  Patone’s Color of the Year is Tangerine Tango and this sweet and sassy color will brighten up any decor.  Just a touch is all you need and you can never go wrong with new pillows, right? Look for tons of small accessories coming to a store near you.  A simple vase or lamp … [Read more...]

7 Cute Kid’s Rooms

7 Cute Kid’s Rooms

There aren’t many things sweeter than an adorable child’s room.  Whether it's nurseries that look like they're out of the magazines or a little girl’s room that is just like a fairytale, imagination is the key to a fabulous design. I’ve found some stunning examples that I know will make you want to have a house full of children…maybe. This … [Read more...]

Have a Breakfast Nook You Can Be Proud Of!

Have a Breakfast Nook You Can Be Proud Of!

Everybody luuurrrvves a great breakfast nook! They have the potential to be one of the most comfortable and cozy spaces in any home. Here are a few inspiring photos and tips to help you transform your nook into your own little slice of heaven! This little nook to the right is a great example of creatively imagining a space that is both … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fireplaces, Oh My!

Outdoor Fireplaces, Oh My!

With the beautiful days of spring approaching now might be a good time to start thinking about outdoor living spaces once more! Thank heavens, the days of a plain and bare porch are gone. The new porch is a living space all its own, complete with comfortable sofas, area lighting, inviting floor coverings, and, if you're lucky, an outdoor … [Read more...]

5 Built-In Dog Beds

5 Built-In Dog Beds

This post is for all those dog lovers out there!  We’ve had dog beds that were cute but never something worth writing about…well, these built-in dog beds are worth every word.     Oh my gosh!  How cute is that?!  You know you want a little doggie cubbie hole bed like this one!  Your sweet puppy could be right by your side and … [Read more...]

Wonderful White

Wonderful White

I have a super colorful house but there are days when I wish it was all white.  There’s something soothing about layers and layer of white that invites you to sit back and read a book or dream colorful dreams. All white with a touch of grey…just beautiful!     White with natural colored accents…so … [Read more...]