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A Cozy Chic Family Room

Natural textures, chinoiserie accents, and a blue and white palette create a cozy yet chic family room! I am dreaming of new furniture in our family room.  Our current sofa is about 9 years old, and while I loved the sofa when I purchased it, now it is starting to show some age, and I’m …

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Organize your utility closet with these simple tips! Transform this neglected space into a productive zone that makes cleaning easier!

How to Organize Your Utility Closet

Organize your utility closet with these 7 simple tips.  You’ll transform this neglected space into a productive zone that makes cleaning easier! Y’all know I’ve been working on the 3 closets in my entryway over the past several weeks.  I shared my organizational plans here and the first two closet makeovers here.  Now I’m finally …

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Decorating a gracious traditional dining room with aqua blue walls, wainscoting, french provincial details, and luxury fabrics

A Gracious Traditional Dining Room

We have been in our new house almost 10 months! Wow! I can hardly believe it.  We have accomplished so much least of which is new wiring, new kitchen appliances (the old ones all quit within about a week-ha), and about 40% of the wallpaper is gone! I’ve been slowly working on decorating plans for …

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DIY Wainscoting in the Dining Room. Learn the tricks to putting up molding on penderandpeony.com

8 Tricks to DIY Wainscoting

Progress is finally being made on our renovations! Progress you can really see! Over the weekend S. and I completed our dining room DIY wainscoting and chair rail project. Who am I kidding? S. did most of the work; he is a jack of all trades: a mechanic, a carpenter, and one hell of a …

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515 Vista Color Scheme. See more at penderandpeony.com

Color Scheming: Why I Chose a Home Color Scheme

Choosing paint colors, as I’m sure you agree, is one of the most fun and difficult aspects of home decorating.  You get to play around with color and use your imagination.  Plus paint collections have such creative names — who doesn’t want their walls tradewind blue or sea salt gray or indigo batik?  But this …

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