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How to Organize Your Utility Closet

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

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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A Gracious Traditional Dining Room

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

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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8 Tricks to DIY Wainscoting

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

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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Color Scheming: Why I Chose a Home Color Scheme

515 Vista Color Scheme. See more at penderandpeony.com

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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The Benefits of a Home Design Collage

A Home Design Collage is really useful. Learn more at penderandpeony.com

I  Southern Living, and I know y’all to do! This month’s issue featured the Southern Living 50th Anniversary Idea House.  Its gorgeous. Go check it out if you haven’t.  Anyway the spread inspired me to do an actual home design collage or mood board instead of just a digital one for my whole house. …

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