3 must have tips for accessorizing a leather couch

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Sometimes after my family has gone to bed, I like to stay up a little while and enjoy the quiet, whiling away the time by browsing the internet. It sometimes happens that inspiration strikes as I'm browsing, and I have to act on it... right then... at 2 o'clock in the morning. And so it was the other night after I saw this photo from … [Read more...]



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trading spaces: the living room curtains

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Remember the show Trading Spaces?   And how the designers would tell the homeowners to wait for the room to come together before deciding if they do or don't like it? Well, I made these curtains for the living room when we moved here several years ago.  I chose the fabric for its french country flare and beautiful color palette, especially … [Read more...]



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decorating with what you love

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    Do you remember that childhood game we used to play where you run, run as fast as you can and then come to a screeching halt when "It" yells freeze? That's what it's been like at the Hines house lately.  I was run, run, running; picking out paint colors, turning my dining room into a study space, outlining my kitchen in black … [Read more...]



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new uses for old things: a soup and salad bowl

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I had a traditional soap dish, but its outer coating flaked off and it left stains on my white tub.  I can't have that. So, I threw it away, and kept my eye out for a newer and better soap dish.   I never found one. Then one day while I was hanging out in my bathroom trying to solve the soap dilemma,  I had a vision of a farmhouse washstand … [Read more...]



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oh the places you’ll go: diy subway art

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Paris Italy Germany, Ireland, Spain... They are all on my list of places to go. Just so happens, that my daughter has the same list.  Never doubt the influence you have on your kids...even as teenagers.         So when my daughter and I saw this subway art stencil in Michael's the other day, we knew it would … [Read more...]



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Designer Looks for Less: 1 mantel 5 ways

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With the garland and stockings put away, the mantel needed something.  So, I browsed Houzz and created an idea book filled with mantels, making note of what I liked about each design. Then, I set out to recreate those designer looks for less. In this first room, I really like the symmetry and having a low object placed between a pair of … [Read more...]



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tips for decorating the perfect christmas tree

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It was such a huge relief to finally decorate the Christmas tree. I was about to give up on having a decorated tree, and I'm so glad I didn't. There's something so special about reliving the memories brought back by each ornament. And my favorite part: looking at pictures of my girl when she was little. Even though I kept the tree very … [Read more...]



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living in fast forward, need to rewind real slow

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I can't help but think about how this is the last "normal" weekend before the holiday rush.  It makes me feel like I need to savor every minute of it, starting tonight.   We'll start of this chilly weekend with a warm pot of chicken and dumplings, shared with friends of course.   And I think I'll have my favorite night-cap;  (does … [Read more...]



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choosing the right paint color for furniture

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I spent the afternoon with my Mom yesterday, which is always a nice treat.  Once we got home,  I walked her through the house and shared my ideas with her.  And we talked about my plans for the living room.   As I mentioned the other day, sometimes I get stuck from indecision.  So, I often rely on my mom's eye for design to help me make … [Read more...]



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Spa-Inspired Master Bathroom

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I saw Leen's coastal inspired bathroom and I thought the look would be perfect for my spa-inspired Master Bathroom.   So, I bought the same soap dispensers that Leen had, and I purchased the "lotion" and "soap" decals from Leen's site, Leen the Graphics Queen.   Then, I  searched my house for a votive holder and jar just like Leen had.   The … [Read more...]



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