Unique Styling Solutions For Our Unusual Entry Hallway

Unique Styling Solutions For Our Unusual Entry Hallway

We have quite an unusual 1970s brick ranch home that features a deep courtyard entry. In summer, enormous bright chartreuse hostas take over the shady side of the area. Naturally, it just made sense to my color-loving brain to paint the front door the same shade of green.

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A Moroccan Rug Softens Our Red Leather Den Furniture

A Moroccan Rug Softens Our Red Leather Den Furniture

Our den really needed an uplift. The caveat being that the red leather furniture needed to stay. It is 20 years old, and so ultra soft and cozy perfect that we can’t bear to let it go. But, you’ll probably agree that it’s like a sea of warm red. Especially before when the original rug had a black background with large, colorful flowers.

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My Home Office Features Crusty Old Barn Doors

My Home Office Features Crusty Old Barn Doors

Years ago I owned a little recycled finds shop called Feather Your Nest with three of my best friends. For years we converged for coffee in the wee hours on Saturday morning, then headed out to junkin’ adventures hither and yon. After awhile our collections were taking over our homes so it only seemed natural to open up a shop to sell our overflow treasures. During one of our junkets, Laura and I each purchased one of two matching old barn doors, then joined them together with hinges to make a wonderful display at the shop.

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DIY Rustic Shelves Using An Old Fence Post

DIY Rustic Shelves Using An Old Fence Post

This do-it-yourself rustic shelves project is the most loved and re-published post of my entire blogging career. It has graced numerous blogs featuring “30 Best Rustic Shelves Projects” and earned 399,000 views on Hometalk. Who knew simplicity could be so powerful.

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Moroccan Bling In Our Master Bedroom

Moroccan Bling In Our Master Bedroom

Adding Moroccan bling in any room is quite easy – just find one fabulous wedding blanket with lots of spangles and bling happens in an eye-popping flash!

Late one afternoon in the souks of Marrakech in February, the ladies of the Magical Morocco Girl Trip were queued up at the ATM and my eyes wandered to a tiny, but fabulous shop. From underfoot to way up high, there were THE BEST colorful wedding blankets. Not the antique kind, but new ones in chenilly-brights like my had-to-have teal choice.

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