I love to style shelves, who’s with me? Anyone? Maybe not, but that’s ok. With some ideas about things to try, it may be fun. And of course I have some thoughts about styling shelves. First off, let’s talk about bookshelves. The term itself is a misnomer because it’s taken so literally. Bookshelves shouldn’t just hold books (unless it’s a library). Rows of shelves filled only with books tend to be too busy, feel cluttered, and not be terribly interesting to look at. So, let’s check out some rules of thumb to switch things up.Read More
It could be any room in your house. Or multiple rooms. It’s such a common dilemma, so let’s break down how you can start to take steps to start to love it, or at least not hate it with the passion of a thousand fiery suns as the case may be (and I do hope that’s not the case).
Step 1 is letting go of the notion that décor is ultimately frivolous and you shouldn’t really even concern yourself with how your space looks,Read More
Now that we’re deep into Spring, I’m turning almost all of my attention to outside house ‘stuff.’ For me—and I live in a super old house—that includes lots of house maintenance which isn’t always very glamourous or fun. However, I’m still always tweaking things on the inside here and there and trying to make the most of the limited space. I love the challenge (most of the time).Read More
Something about spring makes me want to change things up, including paint colors. If you’re in the same boat and thinking of the same in your home, I have a few tips that I’ve found super helpful and I’m sharing them in case they help you, too.
Test your paint color. Test, test, test!
There’s something about greenery that graces interior spaces with their touch of beauty and alive-ness, that makes indoor plants so tempting to own. And there’s also the thing about keeping the plants alive, which strikes fear into the hearts of many. Maybe that’s dramatic, but enough poor plants have died at my hands that I gave up on having indoor plants for years. And then—fiddle leaf fig envy struck.Read More