Interior Design Tip – Think Before You Buy

I have a color scheme in my house, I use browns, light yellows, muted creams, greens and black, this way most everything I buy for my house can be used in various rooms. Most everything in my house has been used in one room and then another. Its also good to know your style. I have owned this screen for over 10 years and its been used in my bedroom, dining room and currently my living room. When you know…

Mix High and Low Pieces

Yes I know the bathroom before was pretty awesome, well awesome if it was 1989! We knew we had to do something but as always didn't have a ton of money to spend. My secret, its about mixing it up. I always splurge on hardware, fixtures and countertops.I saved money by using materials that did not have to be specially ordered, painting existing cabinets and decorating from budget friendly stores like Target and the clearance section at Pottery Barn and…

Everything Has A Home

In my house I've learned the best way to keep things organized is to have a place for everything. I'd like to think my kitchen is pretty organized and the two items I use the most to make sure everything has a place is a porcelain bird for my wedding ring and the silver tray where we all keep our keys.

Pull It Together With Some Color

I think a fun way to showcase some of your items is to group them according by color. Your objects don't even have to be similar or a particular type of collection but if they are all the same color it will come together for you. The photos are of an antique store called Da Barn (sorry they don't have a website) in New Buffalo, Michigan. This is one of my favorite stores and whenever I go there I want…

Black Thumb

I love flowers and plants but truth be told I always kill my plants no matter how much I tend to them. So, instead of just leaving the pots empty in my kitchen above my sink I decided to put pumpkins on top to get ready for fall. The pot in the middle has a tealight in it that lights up the area at night. Wish me luck that I don't kill the pumpkins!