4 EASY TIPS FOR LIVING WITH KIDS AND ANTIQUES

When you inherit an antique of any kind your first thought probably isn’t to integrate it into your home for everyday use especially when you have small kids. Living with kids and antiques sounds like an oxymoron of sorts, but…
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CHOOSING PAINT, FABRICS, AND A GIVEAWAY WINNER

Looking for advice on choosing fabrics and paint for your next decorating project? If so, then check out my latest post for Glidden’s MyColotopia blog. The post was inspired by a design consultation I had a couple months ago where…
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WEEKEND DRIVE: TOUR THE SOUTHERN LIVING IDEA HOUSE!

The team at Southern Living Magazine welcomes you to tour the 2014 Southern Living Idea House! Open to the public until December 14th, 2014, the home in Palmetto Bluff is loaded with lowcountry charm including South Carolina’s iconic palms, freshwater…
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SMITTEN BY: MIGHTY OAK WOOD DOORS

A common symbol of strength and endurance, it’s no wonder why oak is a top species for wood doors. Oak wood doors are some of the more economically priced and readily available wood doors compared to other hardwoods and add…
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LIGHTEN UP: LIVING WITH DARK LEATHER FURNITURE

Currently, I’m working on two living/family rooms that include two or more pieces of dark leather furniture. I have nothing against brown leather, but I prefer it when it is broken up with upholstered pieces whether in a neutral shade…
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MOVIE REVIEW | A MAN NAMED PEARL

written by Abra Lee, Garden Contributor [dropcap]S[/dropcap]unday February 26th marks the 84th Annual Academy Awards and with so much movie buzz in the media, I wanted to share one of my favorite films of all time. Titled ‘A Man Named…
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TODAY ON HOUZZ: INTERVIEW WITH PHOTOSTYLIST ANNETTE JOSEPH

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]y latest ideabook on houzz.com is an eye-opening interview with photostylist/producer Annette Joseph. After witnessing her style a room from scratch at a mock photoshoot, I became intrigued with the art of photostyling and had to learn more about the…
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THANK YOU JET MAGAZINE!

Thank you Jet Magazine for publishing my advice (January 23rd) on transforming your living room into an ideal retreat. It’s such a honor to have my work included in a magazine I grew up reading. There was always a Jet…
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NEW YEAR, NEW START

So we are already into day 2 of the new year and into the second day of your resolutions.  Truth is, you can start anew anytime of the year so don’t put too much pressure on yourselves to get it…
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