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Welcome to my home! I am so excited to give you a tour of my beautiful, family-oriented space. This cottage was built in 1926 and we loved the charm and history! We renovated the kitchen and restored and updated many of the rooms to improve the flow and livability. Behind the pastel colored drywall was […]

If you’re mostly at home during these days of social distancing, it’s an opportunity to dig into your seasonal decorations and tableware and get creative. Save the paper plates for your backyard barbecue later, when (hopefully) we’ll be gathering again with friends. But right now, steal my spring table decor ideas and enjoy your decorative […]

Your finger hovers over the call button. You chew your lower lip. You cast your eyes around the room one more time, seeking confirmation. Oh, how to know? SHOULD I CALL AN INTERIOR DESIGNER OR NOT?? I can help you out here. Now, you may think advice on this question from an interior designer would […]

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Backpacks and shoes and sports equipment, OH MY! (Yeah, and keys.) Where does that stuff get dropped at YOUR house in the afternoon?  Where in the name of Marie Kondo do you go scrambling for it all as you’re running for the door in the morning? Oh, to have a spot where those items can […]

Google this: “gifts not to get Mom for Mother’s Day”.  You’ll find reference to such no-no’s as -Chia pets -obscure kitchen gadgets -As Seen on TV items -parenting books -ANY home cleaning appliance! Here’s one, though, that could put you on the Favorite Kid/Husband list for a looooong time: the promise of a master bedroom […]

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TRUE or FALSE: master bedrooms are frequently WAY DOWN the priority list when it comes to (re)decorating? From my reader/client feedback, I have to say, sadly, that it’s true. But, really, folks, the master bedroom/suite is very important! It’s meant to be your haven at home, a sanctuary of sanity in what can sometimes be […]

On April 23rd 2019, I mentioned on the Courtney Warren Home Facebook Feed that we’d be talking farmhouse style vanities on our blog! So here we are! Do you have a bathroom that just, well, doesn’t feel so put together? High on function, low on style? Maybe you want to put some nice touches in […]

Spring cleaning time is here, and if anything makes you want a bathroom remodel it’s trying to get that old tile and vanity looking new. Well, ok, maybe you’d settle for just “better”. But if you’ve come to the realization that it may be time to, um,  throw in the towel on that aging bath […]

Spring is here, and Texas is at its mildest and most gorgeous. Thank you, Lady Bird Johnson, for your legacy of wildflower-filled highway shoulders! But I do need to put a bumper sticker on my car: “I brake for families pulled over for impromptu roadside bluebonnet photo sessions”!  For another beautiful–but less dangerous–spring tradition, why […]

The newest issue of Better Homes and Gardens’ Best of Flea Market Style magazine will be out on April 12–and I’m so jazzed to tell you this “Junk Queen” is featured in its pages for a SECOND TIME!  I was scouted three years ago by BHG editors and our previous home was the subject of an amazing spread in […]