Opening a Home Decor Store

I am taking the plunge, and opening a home decor store.  This March, my husband and I are opening a home decor store.  It has been a dream of mine for over 20 years.  All of my chicks have left the nest, and it seems the stars have lined up for this new adventure. I decided to record this journey, with a mini VLOG series.  It begins at the construction phase of the store. There are probably some of you that have run or are running a retail business.  Please share your comments and … [Read more...]

Wedding Napkin Ideas

Looking for wedding napkin ideas for your special event? I have recently discovered the fun craft of wood burning. It is so much fun! Looking for a unique way to personalize your napkin rings for your wedding reception or dinner party? Today, I want to share with you a really cool napkin ring idea, using a mini birch disc from the craft store. This craft project is so easy!  If you would rather watch a video on how I made this craft project, scroll on down to the bottom. Wedding Napkin … [Read more...]

Living Room Wall Decor Ideas

Sometimes coming up with living room wall decor ideas can be challenging.  There are windows, fireplaces, and entryways to work with.  Some living rooms have extra high ceilings, so how do you fill that space correctly? Today, I would love to share with you some of my simple steps to choosing living room wall decor ideas that not only will fit your style, but will fit your space beautifully. Decorating a Fireplace Mantel The living room's focal point is usually the fireplace. When beginning … [Read more...]

Decorating Ideas for Bedrooms

Decorating ideas for bedrooms do not have to be complicated, or over-the-top expensive!  I would love to show you three of the guest bedrooms we decorated for a lake house.  The bedroom is one of my favorite rooms to design. For the lake house, each room was decorated with different colors and designs. Since the rooms are guest rooms, I kept things simple, functional, and comfortable. Each room has a queen bed, two night stands, an occasional chair, along with a few accessories. My client … [Read more...]

Decorating a Lake House

Decorating a Lake House - Part 1 I have several posts to share with you all about decorating a lake house.  Several years ago, I had a business man from Dallas hire me to decorate a vacation cabin he bought for his family in Manchester, TN.  Every Christmas we decorate the cabin for the holidays.  This summer he asked me to decorate another vacation home.  He was building a lake house in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I wasn’t sure how decorating a 7,000 foot home long distance would work, but … [Read more...]