What do you think of when you think of home? Is it the smell of mom cooking a favorite dish in the kitchen? Is it friends in your neighborhood? Do you envision your childhood house or the house you live in now? The words house and home have different connotations. House—a building for human habitation,… Read More What is Home?
When we were searching for a house, having a formal living and dining room was not on my must-have list. As long as we had one good living area and one good dining area, I was happy. However, the house we chose ended up having these extra rooms, and these rooms were the first rooms… Read More Room Reveal: Formal Living and Dining
Sometimes you can look at something all day long on a piece of paper and still not feel it in the room. When I decorated our living and dining area, I used Kraft paper to estimate furniture placement after I narrowed down items I was considering from the scaled drawing method. You may opt to… Read More How to Estimate Furniture Placement Using Kraft Paper
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln Ok, I’m not going to lie. Planning isn’t always easy, and it’s not as fun as spontaneously and haphazardly going into stores, drooling at all the beautiful things. But do you know what… Read More How to Plan Your Room Using a Scaled Drawing
When my husband and I bought our first house a little over 5 years ago, I thought I would have it decorated in one year. I thought so many people do it, it can’t be that hard. Boy, was I wrong! My expectations were way off! We spent the first year just uncovering all the… Read More The Truth About Decorating