Updated Guest Room

Hello! Come on in! This is our guest room (aka napping room). I have struggled with what this room should be because it’s sort of a free space in the home. It’s off of the foyer so it could work as a parlor, den or office but my original intentions were to make it a…

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Cottage Contemporary – What is that to you?

Our house is a contemporary style but my decorating style isn’t necessarily that way, except that I like clean and simple lines. (and except for the iron doilies above and inside the door – a little old fashion) I can see a ton of potential with this architecture style, though. With simple lines and lots…

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Natural Accents in the Family Room

After the Christmas decorations are all put away it’s fun to bring in natural winter accents from outside. Some of my favorite items to bring in are twigs, pine cones, fresh greens and logs. I admit that little tree is not real but it looks enough like it. I do like to clip greens from…

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A Backyard Fire Bowl and Old Containers

Have you started your Christmas shopping or are you the type that gets it all done early? I am just beginning, unfortunately. I found some really great containers for gift giving the other day. While browsing the thrift store I found a bronze bucket, copper egg pan and a few wood tool boxes. Unique containers…

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Make an Off Centered Fireplace Visually Symmetrical

As I have mentioned before in THIS post, our fireplace mantel is a bit off center. The marble corbels and ledge don’t line up with the gas fireplace insert. That bugs me… So – I covered it up in pine wood. This is where I started – pine 1x’s that are cut to fit snug…

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Sleep Like A Baby ~ OK!

Hello my friends! I am pretty excited to show you my bedroom today. After living in our home for a couple of months now, I finally feel like I am getting used to how we “live” here. At first I placed furniture and accessories in a similar way that we had it at our last…

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Neutral with Texture

HI Friends! I am sharing my favorite room with you today. It’s our family room on the main level of our house. There are two steps down to this comfy space from our Music Room/Office.  Mazi will show you… A lot of the accents in here you’ve probably seen before from our last house. Like…

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Sharing Our Music Room & Office

Happy Monday!Today I took some pictures of the room where we keep our piano. It includes a sitting area and our office space. This is a long open room with vaulted ceilings and one full wall of southern exposure windows. The natural light is what made me love this house as I walked through the…

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Imagining….New Home – New Design

Don’t fall off your chair – I am posting twice in one week! (source) I know, my blog takes the backseat during summer months b/c I am usually out playing. This summer I keep dreaming of decorating our new home (moving soon). Here are some pictures from Pinterest and other blogs that are inspiring me…

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Down to Earth Accents – retail space.

Today I remembered to take my camera to the shop where I sell my creations and re-purposed furniture so I could share some pictures of my new space with you.  I love decorating a retail spot because it doesn’t have to really function and over decorating is acceptable. 🙂 The above photo is a trio…

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Make a Branch Star

One afternoon this winter I brought home some small branches from my walk with Mazi… This is my two year old Morkie (Maltese/Yorkshire Terrier) her name is Mazi (pronounced like Daisy with an “M”). This is a picture of the rustic star hanging in my office area “Where I Create“. I laid out small sticks…

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Christmas Mantel 2014

Here are the most recent pictures of our fireplace mantel…. Deer head on the lower part of the mantel. Paper whites. An old window layered with galvanized tin roofing & mirror with natural and recycled accents. Brewery growler, owl and pine cones. Wine bottles wrapped in burlap and topped with candles. Old wood, pine cones…

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Kindling & Nature Bucket Decor

Today I am sharing this bucket filled with what might be kindling for a fire and some cinnamon scented pine cones. The ornament is a branch cut into half inch pieces and a number stencils to one side. The natural textures and patina on the metal bucket speak winter…and we all of the sudden got…

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Make a Rustic Frame Collage

Create a dramatic wall collage by making your own signature style frames with natural elements.(as seen on Ibby.com) While you are on your next nature walk gather small tree branches that have fallen. There are many crafts that can be done with them. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Supplies:Several tree limbs…

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