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My formal living room all dressed up for the It's a Colorful Life Autumn Home Tour

Fall Decor But Make It Vintage – Autumn Home Tour

October 13, 2020

Take a tour of my home all jazzed up for fall and see how I added autumnal touches to my existing vintage and antique decor! It’s a Colorful Life Fall Blog Hop 20+ Bloggers & Their Fabulous Fall Homes Welcome to My Autumn Home Tour! October is here and so… Read more

7 Tips for styling a china cabinet

Tips for Styling a China Cabinet

September 3, 2020

Arrange the dishes, tableware, silver, and curios in your china cabinet to charming affect with these 7 styling tips! Recently, I updated my china cabinet with a wallpaper backing in this beautiful coral pink paper from Waverly. It really livened up my cabinet and gave it a fun pop of… Read more

Natural elements with a magnolia wreath and fresh florals play a major role on this mantel

Elevated Essentials: Grandmillennial Mantel Decor

July 14, 2020

2 ways to style a grandmillennial mantel with tips and advice to curate and arrange a charming display! This is Part II of my Elevated Essentials series, and in this post we will be looking at how to curate and style a grandmillennial mantel. This look is more formal, more… Read more

The Dining Room Transformation

Dogwood house dining room in aqua

The dining room is my favorite room in the house. It is bright and airy with two windows that face north west, so it gets the lovely evening sun.

S. and I have put a lot of work into transforming this space. We painted the top half of the walls interesting aqua from Sherwin Williams and added faux wainscoting to the bottom half. You can read our post about how to do this DIY here. S. also put up an elaborate crown molding that he designed and installed himself — that DIY post is here. The moldings help create architectural drama and interest, making the space feel formal.

With our small budget and my love of vintage and antique furnishings, everything in this room is also by and large thrifted or sourced from auctions and estate sales. The curtains are a gorgeous silk dupioni in an aqua, cream, and white plaid that I found thrifting. They were not the right size, so my lovely mother-in-law cut them down to fit our windows.

The mahogany Federal style table is an auction find from R.H. Lee Auctioneers out of S.C., and the white cane chairs I found at our local Karm store. The rattan bar cart is from Target, and I painted it a chic navy blue — tutorial here.

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Fall table with pastel hues and pretty chintz for an elegant but playful look !

A Fall Table with Pastel Hues & Pretty Chintz

September 20, 2020

Set a memorable fall table with pastel hues and pretty chintz for an autumn celebration that gathers loved ones near and reminds us all how important the dinner table is to family connection and civility!   The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of… Read more

Elegant crystal chandelier in grandmillennial style dining room

7 Tips for Grandmillennial Style in the Dining Room

March 18, 2020

Achieve grandmillennial style in your dining room with these 7 decorating tips for a traditional space that feels bright and up-to-date. Just a few weeks ago I shared my dining room reveal with you lovelies peonies. It is a formal space with oodles of traditional elements, but it’s not stuffy,… Read more

New traditional dining room reveal in interesting aqua

Traditional Aqua Dining Room Reveal: Before & After

February 3, 2020

See how I’ve transformed my dated cream and burgundy dining room into a traditional aqua dining room with grandmillennial flair! With a splash of aqua paint, much sweat equity and carpentry skills, and many an hour spent bargain hunting, I am finally ready to reveal our dining room transformation! From… Read more

More transformations coming soon…


  1. Diane Jettinghoff says:

    Hi Katherine – this is Diane, your Mom’s neighbor. What a great website. How did you put this all together? When you visit your Mom give me a call, I’d love to hear all about it.

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