Is farmhouse decor out of style

Ah, Farmhouse Decor. It is THE decorating style that took over the 2000s. It made Chip and Joanna Gaines household names, and put my college town of Waco, Texas on the map. Don’t believe me? Just ask your neighbor. Men that cannot tell you what a sconce is can use the word “shiplap” correctly in […]

Is your small bathroom’s design giving you the blues? Ready for small bathroom redesign? I love to use a half bath for bringing LOADS of style and personality. It’s a small, dedicated space, so it’s a good place to use tile and wallpaper that more open rooms can’t handle. So let’s go over some recent […]

I don’t ONLY do residential design. I love Airbnb’s, restaurants, shops and the like! So when I got a call to complete a neighborhood multi-purpose community center design, my first question was “where and when!?”. My second question is what functions does this space need to meet? The answer was threefold: It needed to be […]

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Designing a galley kitchen is like diving into a puzzle where every inch counts.

What it offers: a cozy cooking zone with parallel counters and a nice central aisle.

The challenge is turning this narrow space into a kitchen that’s both practical and stylish.

We’re about to unravel the secrets of galley kitchen design…

It feels so weird taking Christmas decor down, because things feel a little bare. Enter Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re planning a cozy dinner for two or a special gathering with the gals, the right decorations make everything feel more festive. Let’s highlight some of the best (and most budget-friendly!) Valentine’s Day decorations that will help […]

A fresh calendar page. There is no better time to refresh your home as we start the blank slate of a new year. As we prepare for 2024, here are some of my favorite home decor trends that will make your friends say “We want to go to your house!” No project is too big, […]

I love the end of the year because all the “round up” lists come out. It is so fun to see what the highlights of the year are. We have some highlights to review as well. YOUR favorites! From 10 to one, here are you, the reader’s, favorite items… 10. Beachside Stripe Outdoor Rug – […]

Have you noticed that Nutcrackers are having a moment? I see them everywhere. So I set out to find some of my favorite pieces of this cute Christmas trend.

Here is the criteria for my gift guides.

Do I want this?

If the answer is yes, it goes on.

If it is for someone other than a woman like me, I think,

“Would I want that if I were him/them/that teacher/that Sonic worker?”

(Of course I bring gifts to my Sonic carhops.)

Again, yes?


You are not behind. No matter when in the season you decorate. Your pace is perfect. In most of the homes I decorate, they underestimate how many ornaments will fill the tree. Get MORE than you think you need. Need a place to start? Find some of my recent decorations here, my Christmas decorating toolbox, and […]