So far, 2020’s been, let’s say, an interesting year. We think we’re all in favor of summer being a little less interesting and a lot more fabulous. To get us in the summer mindset, our “Colour Whisperer” and SmithHönig co-founder and designer Kellie Smith pulled together a list of five interior design trends poised to […]
When you think “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” you might not think of a playroom, but you’re not Jess Rey. Rey, the author/designer behind Domicile 37, is known for her eclectic style, high-design DIY and secondhand shopping tips. She’s built her online following by sharing the spaces she’s redesigned, particularly in […]
Dark paint sometimes gets a bad rep that it makes a space dingy and unpleasant. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! When done right, dark-painted rooms can be homey, relaxing, and absolutely luxurious. Peep our collection of dark room ideas, but be warned, after this you might want have the sudden urge to color […]
Rock n’ roll and , and paired with the happy-go-lucky vibe of boho, you can tell why we are absolutely in love with this look. Punk Bohemian: A mix-match made in heaven. The mixture of the hardness of industrial style with the softness of bohemian fabrics gives way to a chicness beyond words. With the […]
As you can probably tell, we love throwing parties! There’s just something about organizing and decorating and seeing our guests having an awesome time that really speaks to our inner hostess. We’ve done it all—Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, Christmas of course—but we have yet to throw a boho baby shower! We have more than […]
Summer, sweet summer! We all have our summer wardrobe in the front of the closet, our summer vacations are planned, and we are soaking up the sun every chance that we get – but there is another way to make the most of the gorgeous summer season – by updating your home décor! It’s easy to welcome […]
Happy New Year, Ya’ll! Mr. H and I had a fabulous holiday season with family and friends. We hosted three dinner parties for 12 at our home (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hannukah). We hosted a pajama party for 13 kids, too. We got to co-host a Mad Men style New Year’s Eve party at Case de Locos, the super glamorous […]
It’s time for the final Merry and Bright Home Tour Part Three and our last week is all about the details. If you are joining me from Kate at Chic on a Shoestring, thank you! And welcome everyone!!
For the last six days I’ve been on my own in Italy. This is not a bad thing! I used to love to travel on my own, but I don’t do it so much anymore. I’m married to Mr. H, who is awfully fun to travel with and ready to go at the drop of […]
Do you want to travel like a pro? If so, you may need a refresher on travel etiquette – the written and unwritten rules of traveling. Whether it’s your first flight or your 4oth, you’ll get instant travel street cred when you know how to do things properly. Travel etiquette is designed to make you and your fellow travelers […]
Velvet Finishes Giveaway It’s my birthday week and I’m celebrating! And you’re invited to the party!!
How to paint furniture with Velvet Finishes! I get a lot of emails from people who are new to painting furniture. It’s so cool that they are interested in trying out Velvet Finishes! But many of them are scared. They are afraid they are going to ‘mess up’ a piece of furniture. They are afraid […]
It’s getting to be that time of year again – the time when Mr. H and I start planning our annual re-wedding festivities. (Yes, you heard that right, but more about that in a later post.) Naturally, anniversary season brings back memories of weddings past.
Well, here it is. The last day of 2013. And what did I do with it? Let’s go to the monitor – and check the numbers… Mr. H and I spent a lot of time on the road exploring America this year, starting our “Progressive Road Trip” in April and continuing on (with occasional breaks) […]
Okay, color me excited. I’m really loving my new Rover@Home business cards, so much so that I had to take a pic. Of course, it was great to have some help unpacking these things… In case you’re wondering about the little people – they arrived at my home unannounced, as part of my October Fancy […]
Bill and Carol Sansone are the envy of their friends. Acting on their passion for Italy they have gone back year after year to explore regions up and down the peninsula. Since 2005 they’ve taken six different destinations for a “test drive” in search of a future retirement home. “We’ve rented in Tuscany, Umbria, northern […]
This week’s photo challenge asks that we look at the world through our own specific lens, that we try to communicate to others the way our own brains, eyes and souls see the world – and how our hand-eye coordination works (or doesn’t work) to translate that vision. Personally, I’m always drawn to an unexpected […]
In honor of Memorial Day, a reminder of those who went before. The beaches of Normandy, France are a permanent reminder of the sacrifices our men and women in the military have made, and continue to make. I wish every American student could visit this hallowed ground as they learn about the staggering global and […]
Here’s another photo that means “escape” to me. But not in all the usual ways…I really enjoy the details of this photo, how the steam is rising off the mountain to meet the clouds after a quick tropical sprinkle. I love the lushness of the place. But my favorite part of this day was leaving […]
Seriously. Wow! Something totally different for today! Recently I received the nicest compliment from Anne at the blog Creatively Deprived. She told me she’d nominated me for the Liebster Award. This is amazingly cool. Thank you so much Anne! Liebsters are for blogs that others find inspiring and/or interesting and that are not yet known […]
I hope you’re not traveling on the East Coast of the US today or tomorrow! Or even shortly thereafter. My husband is overseas and is due back on Tuesday morning, but at this point, I’m just not sure if that is likely. So many distruptions in so many places. So much possibility for chaos, especially […]
Sometimes, after I’ve been back home for a while, I start to crave something I’ve had on the road. When I’m not traveling, I live in a small town, and the food options are fairly limited. Often, the closest thing I can get to a Euro food fix is the bottomless salad at Olive Garden. […]