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DIY Outdoor Christmas Decoration: Joy PVC Sign

DIY outdoor Christmas decoration - PVC joy sign lit at night by spotlight in front of white brick house

Learn how to make this festive “Joy” PVC sign! The perfect DIY outdoor Christmas Decoration for those who like simple decor with warmth and cheer under $80! I love coming home to a festive exterior during the holiday season. As the cheery song says, “But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will …

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Christmas Decor Ideas for 2018

Christmas Decor Ideas for 2018: collage of preppy trad decorations

Get inspired by these Christmas decor ideas for 2018 to make your holidays merry and bright with festive decor themes: preppy trad, pastel glam, frosted forest, and vintage maximalist! I like to change up my Christmas decor theme each year. I always re-use my decor, but I do a bit of a different theme in each …

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Get the Coziest Comfy Bed for Autumn

Woman reading magazine in comfy bed made with best bed sheets from California Design Den

Warm snuggly evenings this autumn start with the coziest comfy bed made up with the best bed sheets, a splendid pillow pile, velvet bedding, and the right scents! Cooler temps mean warm snuggly evenings in a cozy bed with a cuppa hot tea and my latest Southern Living.  I bet you are picturing that delicious …

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5 Chinoiserie Chic Decorating Tips

Chinoiserie Chic dining room with layers of pattern, texture, and decor.

Need help incorporating the Chinoiserie look in your home? Read these 5 tips to master Chinoiserie chic decorating! There is just something about the Chinoiserie aesthetic that appeals.  It is bold; it is exotic; it is fanciful; it is feminine; it is maximalist! The Chinoiserie chic look features layers of pattern, color, texture, and collected accessories …

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July 4th Front Door – $5 DIY Patriotic Rosettes

July 4th decorated front door with red, white, and blue DIY patriotic rosettes and star twinkle lights.

Decorate your front door for Independence Day in under 15 minutes with these pretty $5 DIY patriotic rosettes made from paper fans. Stars & stripes forever! Happy 4th of July Y’all! In need of some last minute July 4th decorations? I’ve got you covered with these $5 DIY patriotic rosettes made from paper fans.  This is …

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8 Tricks to DIY Crown Molding

Blue dining room after DIY crown molding installation

Install crown like a pro with these 8 tricks to DIY crown molding! Hey y’all! I am excited to finally share our adventures in crown molding! I know, we sure took our sweet time finishing up this DIY project, but here we are ready to share 8 tricks to DIY crown molding. In my humble …

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A Gingham and Chintz Romance in the Living Room

Gingham and chintz harmonize in this traditional living room for a bright and airy space that is full of Chinoiserie details and Southern charm.

Gingham and chintz harmonize in this traditional living room for a bright and airy space that is full of Chinoiserie details and Southern charm. I can hardly believe that we moved into our house in TN 2 years ago! Renovations have been slow and steady with little transformations happening all over the house.  I am …

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5 Interior Design Secrets from the Experts

5 Designers reveal their best interior design secrets to creating a “sense of place” at the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show panel lecture. In February, I had the great pleasure of attending the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show. In its 28th year, the Nashville A&G Show is the longest-running and largest show of its kind …

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Pattern Play: Decorating with Prints

Decorating with prints - how to incorporate pattern into your home decor to reflect your personal style and create a pleasing home.

Decorating with prints – how to incorporate pattern into your home decor to reflect your personal style and create a pleasing home. Guest post by Jason Caldwell Prints, along with their coordinated base colors, can give a room color and life. They can spruce up any plain living room wall or bring attention to a …

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Boxwood Topiary Decor for a Traditional Mantel

How to create a traditional mantel using boxwood topiary decor for everyday decorating.

How to create a traditional mantel using boxwood topiary decor for everyday decorating. My living room mantel had been looking a little drab since I pulled down all of our cheery Christmas decor, so it needed a little sprucing.  I did not want to put up full on spring decor yet but rather go for …

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