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That holiday to-do list can be pretty daunting, right? After you’ve rushed around doing All The Things, I hope you come home to some welcoming and comfortable settings in your home. So, let’s create Christmas decor that feels COZY. How? Well, just read on!  Cozy Up Tip #1 – Incorporate Christmas pillows A few holiday-themed […]

Christmas is coming! Let the decorating commence! How do you decorate for the holidays? I’m happy to share some decorating tips from my house. Bring some holly-jollyness to your house by adapting my ideas to your design style! Tip #1 – Holiday touches here and there Now, I confess to being a little over-the-top when […]

It’s time to deck those halls–I’m all about it! And what conveys holiday cheer like a lush wreath hanging in your window, or on your door or fireplace? Yes, you could go out and buy them readymade, but I’d love to inspire you to make your own wreath personalized with your favorite things, as I’ve […]

I can think of at least a couple reasons to decorate my WHOLE HOUSE for the holidays: 1. I want to create a TOTAL fun/cozy/sweet/memorable holiday experience for family and friends. 2. It takes days to get all those boxes of decorations out of the attic, and by golly I’m gonna use it all! As […]

If you’re waiting for the weather forecast to tell you it’s fall, you may have a long wait–especially here in Texas.  But we’re not going to let a little thing like 90-degree temps keep us from getting in the fall spirit, are we? In my view, September on the calendar grants us permission to haul […]

We look to experts to give us predictions on everything from weather to sports. Did you know that home design experts also make forecasts? They do–and although they’re not infallible, we pay attention because we don’t want expensive home purchases to be too trendy.  So how did the home design forecasts from 2021 pan out?  […]

Christmas in July is a real thing, y’all. And so are supply chain disruptions and high construction demand. HOW, you ask, are these two facts connected?? Here’s how:  if you’re asking Santa for some home renovations this year, you need to get a big head start. Your Christmas will truly have to start now, in […]

If you live in a non-custom new build or an older tract home, chances are the finishes inside are what’s known as “builder grade”. That is, pretty basic and (sorry) registering pretty low on the style meter. That wall paint, those light fixtures–the builder bought generic stuff in bulk and at discount to complete a […]

Any profession or hobby has a set of basic tools fit for that endeavor. You know, like a fisherman’s tacklebox. Using those basics in a variety of ways gets you a variety of results. Would you like to know some of my go-to decorating tools? I find, when helping my clients with home decor, I […]

When we built our new home, I finally had a luxury I’d never had before. No, not the freestanding soaking tub, although that’s pretty terrific. Instead, it’s a– guest bedroom! How easy and fun it is to welcome family and friends overnight now that we don’t have to displace the boys from their rooms to accommodate […]