May 20 2019

How To: Designing Your Home With Antiques

Isn’t it beautiful to walk into your house and feel right at home? It’s like a breath of fresh air on a sunny spring day. What makes a house a home is the decor and elements that represents who you are, and where you came from -  the ultimate pairing, if I may say so myself. Showing who you are, and more importantly, where you are from, brings a sense of peace to your home, that may have been missing!...

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Apr 19 2019

Last Minute Easter Hosting Ideas

Need some last minute Easter hosting ideas? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Looking to spruce up your dinner table? Or maybe effortlessly add some decorations to the room? I have some simple additions that you can add right now! Easter is the time of celebrating the resurrection,  life, spring and family - and incorporating that into your hosting décor will make for a beautiful celebration. Pass the Pastels When you think of spring, that light and airy feel comes right...

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Apr 05 2019

5 ways to maximize small living spaces

I always say, your home is your palace. It is that one place you go to and feel like you have something to hold on to when the world is moving so quickly . It is the place you can sit and unwind in peace. However, decorating it can be a daunting task. While it is your home, and you can do whatever you like, it is still that place that defines your style and likings the most. People will...

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Jan 11 2019

Q&A – What kind of paint do you use?

I get asked questions all the time. Whether they are customers or people interested in starting a business, they come flying in on a daily basis. I am starting a Q&A series on Fridays to hopefully help as much as I can. If you have any questions that you would like addressed, please let us know! We rely on those that have gone before us to give us advice and answer our questions and we are here to pass it...

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May 25 2018

How to decorate when you have kids

I have been getting asked a lot lately on how I decorate our house while having two little boys. In my opinion, decorating while having kids is all about balance. I don’t think you need to sacrifice style because you have kids, but I do think that you should make decisions based on them at the same time. I have had so many people come into our store and say I will decorate the house when my kids go to college and...

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Sep 16 2016

Wall Decor: How to Fill the Empty Voids

When you are setting up a home or room, one of the choices that can feel the most daunting is what to put on the walls. Not just any old thing will do. It has to be the right size, have meaning or purpose, and fit your budget. Art from Target or World Market can feel impersonal and ordinary. Beautiful large canvas works can blow your budget for the whole room...

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Jun 29 2016

Adding a Kitchen Backsplash! Frustrations + Tutorial

Since we have painted our cabinets and LOVE them we decided it was time to add a backsplash. We wanted to do something that looked clean, went well with our kitchen and was inexpensive. We found exactly what we were looking for at Menards! We found some glass mosaic tile for under $2.50 a sheet. If you have ever shopped for tile you know it typically ranges between $10-$12 if you go to the big box stores like Lowes, Home Depot or Menards....

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Jun 23 2016

4 Questions to Ask When Buying Furniture

When you go furniture shopping, it's important to consider function as much as aesthetic. Here are some good questions to ask yourself when looking for the perfect piece for your needs. What types of things am I going to be storing in this piece? Are you going to be putting a cable box inside the piece? If so, it's best to measure the box to know how large a shelf you need for it. You can actually store cable boxes behind doors or drawers by...

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