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Velvety, soft, and beautiful! These fabulous fall decorations bring an elevated look to the pumpkins of the past.
What's better than having a guest room? Two guest rooms, of course!
Providing two guest rooms makes it much easier for friends and family—who often travel in pairs or groups—to visit.
In this historic home remodel, we created a guest suite that includes two bedrooms and a bath. And to be honest, we envy the visitors who have the opportunity to stay there!
We jump at the opportunity to remodel older homes—partly because of the distinctive historic styles and partly because of the abundance of natural wood.
What’s so special about wood? Pretty much everything! We love the color, texture, grains, rings and knots. And we love the fact that unlike metal or concrete, for instance, wood has a history of its own, as a tree.
A recent remodel shows how the right design choices can brighten up your interiors for spring and summer—and year round—because the mood-brightening properties of light never go out of style.
If you're like us, you have spring cleaning fever. We asked Jessica Doyle, of Unencumbered Cleaning and Organizing to share some of her top spring cleaning tips with us!
The term “man cave” conjures up ideas of…well, cavemen.
It also suggests the stereotypical man cave, with features like sports pennants hung on faux wood paneling, beer-stained carpets, empty pizza boxes and fossilized Cheetos between sofa cushions.
These days, men have progressed beyond the primitive and given the choice, many prefer a more refined and contemporary environment.
Simplicity, carried to an extreme, becomes elegance.” - JOHN FRANKLIN
"A room is like a stage. If you see it without lighting, it can be the coldest place in the world." Paul Lynde
“’Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.”
After our cold, snowy and relentless South Dakota winter, we are ready for warmth ASAP!
So, let’s plan ahead. When the days lengthen and the sun strengthens, do you want to be indoors, fussing around with your home interiors? Or do you want to be outside, doing what you enjoy?
Light can be as powerful as color, shape and texture for creating spaces you love.
"Family isn't an important thing. It's everything." -Michael J. Fox
Whether you have a cherished second spot on the lake or just want to make the most of your backyard vibe, here are a few things that can make any home an oasis.
With such a short season, enjoying your outdoor space becomes even more crucial to your leisure. We all have busy schedules. So ideally, your space becomes a sort of vacation, a place for living. Outdoor living.
Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.
“While spring is the traditional season for bringing order to our homes, it is also the perfect opportunity for seeking order within.”
While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.
A room is not a room without natural light.
Have you ever fallen in love with a color?
That’s how we feel about these beautiful, crushed blue velvet chairs. The color is so stunning that it simply owns the room.
Let’s say you see chairs like this, or something else with an absolutely fabulous color, and you’re smitten. And then you bring it home and wonder, how on earth do I integrate this into my home?
Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such as way as best to accomplish a particular purpose. -Charles Eames
It’s so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your head. -- Joyce Meyer
We believe that interiors should be comfortable.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. - Oprah Winfrey
The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. - Laurie Colwin
No more "Man Cave Rules".
First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus – Crocus.
A house is who you are, not who you ought to be. -Jill Robinson
Your personal taste and expression are more important than style.
“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”
“Individual notes must be learned and played and practiced before we achieve harmony. And above all, we must learn how to pause.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. - Jane Austen