Rules for Cottage Style

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Pretty Snug, Southern Living January 2019

The January 2019 Issue of Southern Living has an article Pretty Snug in the Home & Garden: Beautiful Spaces — Inside and Out feature.

“10 new rules for cottage style, a small home can have big attitude. Birmingham decorator Fran Keenan certainly proves it.” Continue reading

Capiz Shell Chandeliers, Natural & Fresh

Better Homes & Gardens starts with the article Fresh: Obsessed with Scalloped Edges - Capiz Chandeliers, Natural & Fresh

Better Homes & Gardens starts with the article Fresh: Obsessed with Scalloped Edges

The January issue of Better Homes & Gardens starts with the article Fresh: Obsessed with Scalloped Edges

We’ve seen their swooping symmetry in architecture, furniture, and hemlines for decades, even centuries. What’s new is the way scallop’s structure has been loosened, scaled up, and repeated graphically in a way that’s bolder, curvier, and a bit more carefree.

Better Homes & Gardens, January 2019

The opening photo shows a Capiz Chandelier. I’ve never thought of Capiz as scallops, but it surely is. Continue reading

Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors

Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books

Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books

One of my favorite decorating books is Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books.

The book is about finding your own approach to design. All of the interiors are Traditional, but the eight different designers have very different approaches.

There are a lot of photos, as you would expect. But the designers explain their process. They let you know what to look for in each photo. Continue reading

Inexpensive, Easy-to-Install Awnings

LAGarden 78"x 39" Door & Window Awning Canopy - Inexpensive, Easy-to-Install Awnings

LAGarden 78″x 39″ Door & Window Awning Canopy

LAGarden Patio Awnings are an inexpensive way to protect your entry,  doorway or windows.

They are designed to offer good weather resistance wherever they are used. The awnings are inexpensive and install quickly and easily. Continue reading

Doctor Who Tardis Display Cabinet

Now here’s an idea! The Harper Blvd OS1367ZH or Southern Enterprises AMZ1367ZH Red Phone Booth Storage Cabinet turned into a Doctor Who Police Box!

Harper Blvd OS1367ZH or Southern Enterprises AMZ1367ZH Red Phone Booth Storage Cabinet turned into a Doctor Who Police Box

Harper Blvd OS1367ZH or Southern Enterprises AMZ1367ZH Red Phone Booth Storage Cabinet turned into a Doctor Who Police Box

The Red Phone Booth Storage Cabinet looks like a real British phone booth, but it’s really a cabinet. With a little ingenuity and some Tardis Blue paint, you can turn it into a Doctor Who cabinet. Continue reading