Happy Thanksgiving my sweet friends!  I hope you are safe and warm and feeling wrapped in love this wonderful day.  I find today the perfect opportunity to say how thankful I am for all of my clients who let me live my dream every day.  And the reality of what design is truly about.  Bringing happiness Home.

An old (not in age!) client calls to say her daughter is getting married and she wants the bridesmaids' to dress and have photos in her dining room ... and it needs updating!

Just a little look at where we started .... 

And how it looks today ... just as happy as the amazing smile of a Father as he beams with love at the first sight of his daughter in her wedding dress!

New drapes, new chandelier, new fabric on the dining chairs ... lightening up the mood!

Oh ... and they needed a few added dining chairs ... and I happened to find these at an estate sale ... a little serendipity never hurts the cause!  I found 4 and while they were a different height than their chairs, they had the same top treatment.  Matching fabric upholstery and their new set feels wonderful and updated!

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

All of these beautiful photos by Brit Perkins Photography



That is what Fall feels like to me ... As much as I craved summer after last winter completely overstayed it's welcome ... I am ready for a refresh.  Fall ... the crispness in the air, back to school means getting things a little more organized to tackle new projects or subjects, and truly, a relief from the heat ... All add up to a fresh new attitude for me!

One little "Refresh" that did get completed this Summer was a splash of color and warmth to this kitchen!

Here is a before photo ... truly starting with great bones ... just needed a POP!

Just a simple update really ... with beautiful Quadrille Fabric and a trim from Kravet.  Makes this kitchen sing!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.


Family Room Update ... Done. Sort of.

I whispered to Don a couple of weeks ago .... "don't commit me to this ... but I think the family room is done."

To which he gave me a sideways eyeball look ... and I responded, "just sayin' ... I AM JUST SAYIN'!"

So ... while I have already made TWO changes ... small changes, but still changes ... here is where we are (or were) when I had Emily O'Brien photograph.

Room 3 in #ProjectDownSize is Done.  mmhmmm.


I am going to break this room down for you in my next post.  Memories, Finds, Friends, History, Thrifting, Passion and Desire ... Life Makes a Home.

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time