ORC Week 3: The Cow Comes Home

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This week has been all about pulling together various elements that I hope will bring the room together and reflect my desire to feel closer to the rocks, plants, sky and colors of the southwest.

As I mentioned in my first ORC post, I don’t typically have everything planned out ahead of time when I’m re-doing a room. I have an idea of what I want to feel in a room and an...

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ORC Week 2: Turning a Door into a wall

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Demolition Day!

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One of the things we’ve wanted to change since we moved in 13 years ago (yes. I said 13 years) is to get rid of one of the doors that go into the den. Specifically, the door from the entryway.

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Yes, I love those window pane doors, too, so we’re not getting rid this one. Just storing it for another day. (But I can’t talk about that too...

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Fall ORC: Private Den Makeover, Week 1

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It’s my first One Room Challenge and I’m buzzing with energy! I’ve been watching the ORC for years, following the Featured Designers and the Guests in this big momma of all Before & Afters. And now I’m finally ready to join them! Starting today, you’ll see our private den evolve from a dark and moody, cozy (and cluttered) space to one that’s open, airy,...

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Figuring out Color with Lori Weitzner

Lori Weitzner is the founder and creative director for the Weitzner brand of fabrics and wallcoverings that are hugely popular with the best interior designers in the world.  And she's also the author of a new book, "Ode To Color," which we have been savoring.  It's unlike most other design books in its structure because it doesn't go room by room or give step by step...

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Thistlewood Farm

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We are really giddy with excitement this week to share our interview with KariAnne Wood of Thistlewood Farm.  She is the author of "So Close To Amazing" and her newest book "The DIY Home Planner".  We first met her at the Haven Conference in Atlanta, Georgia and she has a way of welcoming everyone into her wonderful world the moment you meet her.  Her positivity and kindness...

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5 Life Changing Rituals (that I wish I followed)

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Aaaah, Saturday.

You are so full of possibility.  You don't induce anxiety the way Sunday does.  Sunday is the buffer between a day that promises fulfillment and, well, Monday. 

So, what's your idea of a perfect Saturday?  Do you have a picture in your mind of the kind of home where everything feels clean, relaxed, and content? 

When I think of how I'd like...

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Get Rid of Your "Happy Place" Pillows!

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You know that phrase, "My Home Is My Happy Place"?  You've seen it on mugs, pillows and hand lettered wooden signs.  Well, we were thinking that not everyone may agree with that sentiment.  Even the people who actually own one of those items!  (If that's you, no judgement).  In fact, some of you may want to punch that pillow in it's Happy Face!  The thing is, we...

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Secrets From a Pro Stylist: Becki Griffin

You are going to love our guest this week!  We talk with Becki Griffin, stylist for major shelter magazines, interior decorator, and the blogger behind Curious Details.  Becky is one of the funniest people we’ve had on the show, and you’re going to feel like you’ve made a terrific friend by the end of the interview.  She’s also a straight shooter when...

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Honoring the Old, Incorporating the New with House of Brinson

If you need a mood booster, this episode is going to be like taking a happy pill.  Will and Susan, photography coaches and the bloggers behind House of Brinson, talk about their life changing move from New York City to becoming stewards of an old country mansion in the Hudson River Valley.  Their love for their new home is infectious and we pretty much guarantee you’re...

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Cultivating Timeless Style with Melinda McCoy of House 214

We are so happy to have Melinda McCoy on the show today!  We have become friends with Melinda through many, many conversations on Instagram, where we first discovered her elegant and welcoming home. Melinda is passionate about cultivating a timeless style that makes the tasks of daily life feel pleasurable.  And that approach is exactly what she has broken down into a step by step...

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