Designer Tips for Styling a Bookcase: Simplified

  Have you ever felt  a bit like a fraud, because I have? I’ve been misrepresenting myself for years, and it’s time for true confessions.  Here goes! I do not have a law degree.  Nope, I’ve not even served on a jury! Not really. I mean I’ve been summoned for jury duty a few times, but the parties have always settled before … More Designer Tips for Styling a Bookcase: Simplified

Table Top -3-Ways: Appointing a Beautiful Table

Yes, they are utilitarian, and yes, you may JUST fancy a convenient place to set your drink of choice and a reliable spot for locating the remote control.  If, on the other hand, you prefer to have eye pleasing inspiration everywhere your glance,  you may find a design idea or two that will help you curate the perfect pieces for a beautiful table top (known in … More Table Top -3-Ways: Appointing a Beautiful Table

The “Best Of’s” for 2016 – Except Not Really

I’ve noticed a lot of the social media “moguls” I follow in the blogosphere and on Instagram, are closing out their year with “best of 2016” feature stories. They start something like, “I thought it would be fun to share my most ‘liked’ posts of 2016”; then proceed with a blog or IG post that garnered 475,000 likes  and … More The “Best Of’s” for 2016 – Except Not Really

Christmas on King Lane ~ Home Tour Part Three

Welcome back for the finale of Christmas On King Lane 2016 ~ where together we will tour our family room! Undoubtedly, celebrating the hope that Christmas continues to bring to our world is the top answer to “why we love Christmas”; and with that, another resounding sentiment expressed is time with family. Where better to invest time creating precious memories, than fireside in the family room. … More Christmas on King Lane ~ Home Tour Part Three

Dining Room Chandelier: All Dressed Up and No Place To Go

Spring’s arrival follows terrific anticipation on my part. I really can’t remember a year that I didn’t rush the season! In my early years, I’d resurrect the short-sleeved shirts and culottes (I’m trying to embrace my age these days, so I’m not concerned at all that I just gave my general decade away with the … More Dining Room Chandelier: All Dressed Up and No Place To Go

“Table for Two – Simple Valentine’s Day Decor ♥

You would never convince those fresh from the public utterance of those forever words , “I do”,  that a holiday need be devoted for the express purpose of proclaiming their  love for each other. Sadly, not too long after the honeymoon, couples  delve headlong into life (establishing careers, purchasing homes, planning families, serving humankind), and allow those day-to-day demands of our time to relegate bettering our most important relationship to the … More “Table for Two – Simple Valentine’s Day Decor ♥

The Breakfast Table – Fancy or Farmhouse

Please bring them out of the china cabinets, breakfronts, hutches, buffets, and storage. Please! Free your china! Why wait for the great-granddaughter-in-law to inherit a mint condition complete china set, only to be rejected as out dated and stuffy? (Believe me I know these things. I see evidence all the time.) Why don’t we set our dining … More The Breakfast Table – Fancy or Farmhouse