Fresh Flower Alternative


I’m a fan of fresh flower decor. However, it can be expensive. So wha-la! My latest alternative to my fresh flower dilemma. They’re feather looking branches. Although fake, I like these. They’re bold and give a feeling of nature without looking cheap.

BTW: The smaller purple flowers are Mexican Sage from my garden. Two weeks later, they’re just starting to fade. Not bad. I plan on longer cuttings and a larger vase in the future.


Layered Rugs- A Perfect Foundation


Layered rugs are trending now and the look helps give a room a finished look. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, its functional for:

  • A rug too small for an area
  • Making a larger rug area
  • High traffic areas
  • Adding texture to a room
  • Adding color

Below are some popular rug combinations.

Jute rug + faux hide (or fur)

Two flat weave rugs

Plush solid (or large pattern) rug + Moroccan rug (or Turkish kilim)

Countdown to Remodel Begins


I live in a modern three story home. The bottom floor is currently being used as a studio apt for my couple’s son. He is moving next week and we will be remodeling the entire floor to be one open space for entertaining and hanging out. So first things first. We will be clearing out the floor and taking out a wall next weekend. (Pics to come) Then the fun will begin! Here are some rooms I’ve been eyeing.

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Latest Decor on the cheap


I”m loving my two latest home decor buys. I”ve been on the hunt for a sofa throw, but couldn”t find the right color or price. Then I was in H&M, saw this scarf and thought maybe. I brought it home and it”s perfect. And it was only $12.00. Boo-Ya!

The second item was in the kitchen department of a department store on clearance. It”s a small organic shaped teak board (for cheeses I assume). However, I decided to use it in the bathroom. I love the way it looks. Oh, and it was $8.00!