Molly started decorating imaginary children's rooms out of the Laura Ashley catalog in junior high. Since then, she's bought a house, inherited a bunch of furniture and spends her time trying to make things look more expensive than they actually are.
Molly writes The Nesting Game, where she plays house with her husband Taylor. She lives in Atlanta and, when not writing or decorating, thinks of what song to karaoke next.
Adding a pattern to the back of a bookcase or china cabinet is a great way to give it a shot of personality. Linda figured out a great way to do it with ease AND a fear of commitment.
Instead of painting (or wallpapering, or attaching fabric) directly to the backside of her china cabinet, Linda cut a piece of foam core to the same dimensions and painted her stencil on that.
This way, she can easily remove it when she wants to switch up her color scheme, plus it’s way easier to paint a piece of foam core rather than trying to cram a stencil inside a cabinet and paint that way. Continue Reading
Ruth and her husband have sold the last 2 homes they’ve owned in less than 15 days. Clearly, they are doing something right! If you’ve got a house on the market, keep reading!
Ruth is a big believer in home staging. With a $1,000 investment in neutralizing and staging their home to attract buyers, they had an offer within days. Meanwhile, a similar home in their neighborhood that was NOT staged, remains on the market months later, even with a $20k price drop. Continue Reading
Why spend your money on art when you need to save it for framing? Just kidding. (Sorta.) But finding awesome art is really just a click and a Control+P away. Here’s a round up of options for you.
Vintage Botanicals are a lovely way to add texture and history to your art collection. Many times, you can find these guys at the thrift store. Or, you can check out the myriad options at The Graphics Fairy. Continue Reading
Becca was inspired by Z Gallerie’s Subway art series, but not impressed with the $250 price tag. She made her own version in a few simple steps.
Becca used her word program on her computer to design the list and picked a few fonts that seemed classic and fit the travel vibe. She also decided to used favorite vacation spots for her “stops.” I love this idea!
She had a black and white oversized print made at Staples for $3.40, then used ModPodge to adhere it to a thick canvas. Continue Reading
Mother’s Day is Sunday! You didn’t forget, did you? Well, there’s nothing that an awesome batch of pancakes can’t fix. Read on for dozens of recipes from Bed and Breakfasts across the country.
BBonline has curated recipes from Inns everywhere. So if it’s too late to book a stay or get a babysitter, you can recreate the B&B experience yourself. And if you are Mom, there’s a handy “send” button to your left.
So you wanna hang a gallery wall. You’re not alone! They are an awesome way to fill up a big space with art and photos you love. Here’s what you need to keep in mind when planning yours.
First? Because gallery walls are busy by nature, it’s good to have a unifying element. For instance, black frames with white mats. Or assorted frames with black and white photos. This gallery featured in Southern Living is unified by the coral color scheme. Continue Reading