Style Advice for Choosing a Rug

Katherine's grandmillennial living room with graphic overlay - Style Advice for Choosing a Rug

Choosing a rug requires many key decisions from material and size to style! Learn about the four main styling elements to simplify those decisions and decorate with rugs successfully! The character of a room is instantly elevated by the addition of a stylish rug. Rugs can inspire a room design or be the finishing touch…

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5 Tips for Traditional Framing

Tips for traditional framing: flat lay of art works on paper framed in gold frames from Frame It Easy

Get that Grandmillennial look on your walls with these 5 tips for framing and matting works on paper. The arrival of Fräulein Auguste Strobl and permanent residence here at Dogwood House necessitated some re-arranging of art this past weekend. I just shared the story of that portrait in this post. Totally unplanned but totally fortuitously,…

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Secrets to The Art of Layering

The art of layering: mix your window treatments, using curtains and shades

Six decorator secrets to the art of layering to achieve that collected style without looking cluttered. Grab your cup of coffee or tea and come sit with me! I’m going to let you in on a few of my best secrets to the art of layering! You know the look I’m talking about. It’s collected…

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Ginger Jars on a Summer Mantel

Summer mantel decorated with green and white floral temple jars, Rose Medallion temple jars, live bamboo greenery, and Staffordshire spaniels.

Style a charming summer mantel playing on classic decor with ginger jars, Staffordshire spaniels, and fresh greenery. Taking my cue from graniture sets of old, I mixed and matched temple and ginger jars in graduated sizes and pretty colors to decorate my summer mantel. The outer vintage Rose Medallion temple jars are a staple on…

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Jewelry Storage Tips Using Vintage Containers

Jewelry storage tips for a vintage style dressing table

Add character and a little glamour to your dressing table with these jewelry storage tips using vintage containers! Scrap those plastic bins and boring jewelry boxes! Opt for timeless vintage and antique boxes, jars, dishes, and bowls to sort and store your jewelry on your vanity. I promise it will make accessorizing SO MUCH MORE…

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Accentuate Your Wall Decor With Candle Sconces

Katherine placing candle in antique brass candle sconce in her dining room

Not sure how to liven up your walls and enhance the 2-D art you’ve already hung? It’s time to invest in the tried and true elegance of traditional candle sconces! I have quite the soft spot for vintage and antique candle sconces in brass, gilt, pewter, or toleware. I just adore the sculptural details and…

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12 Ideas to Style a Traditional Sideboard

Style a traditional sideboard with a mix of Chinoiserie

Let’s look at 12 ways to style a traditional sideboard and talk styling tips to get that Grandmillennial chic look! Don’t you just love a sideboard? I certainly do because sideboards are form, function, and display all in one piece of furniture! Sideboards provide wonderful storage for your china and tableware collections plus they serve…

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Decorating with Yellow

Decorating with yellow flat lay with yellow ceramics, fabric, wallpaper, and decorative accents

Thinking of going yellow in your home decor? Read my tips for decorating with yellow before you do! Yellow is one of my favorite colors to decorate with! I adore the sunny hue in small doses and the way a cheery yellow can instantly brighten and enliven a space. As a teenager my parents let…

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My Advice on How to Mix High & Low End Decor

Coffee table in grandmillennial living room showing how to mix high and low end decor with inexpensive books and candles paired with a Waterford crystal vase and Staffordshire sheep

My philosophy on how to mix high and low end decor to achieve a layered traditional look that feels classic but saves you money! As a grandmillennial I am all about the layered collected look, which for me means mixing high and low end decor. There’s no doubt I love a rich, luxe looking interior…

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Pretty Decor for a Taste of Spring

Vintage decor for a taste of spring: white wire basket filled with faux snowdrops, porcelain bunnies, and painted easter eggs adorn this sideboard

Pretty vintage and antique decor to bring a happy little taste of spring to your living room! The temperature reached 70 degrees this week, and the sunny daffodils are popping — I’m simply longing for spring now! Creating little touches of the season in my living room makes me so happy. I feel like I’m…

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