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Colorful Summer Decorating Ideas – Home Tour

Summer decorating ideas: new floral art in my entry by Nancy Thompson Mills.

 4 summer decorating ideas to refresh and brighten your home — part of It’s a Colorful Life Home Tour, Summer Snap Shots. Sunny weather, Family time, Barbeques on the patio, Cheerful summer style… That’s what summers at home are made of — everyday pleasures! This week, I am excited to participate in the It’s a …

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Elevated Essentials: Grandmillennial Mantel Decor

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

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 feminine, and more elegant. If …

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DIY Chinoiserie Panel with Thrifted Bamboo Frame

DIY Chinoiserie panel above vintage brass bar cart with rose medallion, crystal, and antique silver

Create a chic DIY Chinoiserie panel for under $29 with a thrifted bamboo frame. Welcome peonies and thanks for stopping in to see this charming DIY project I tackled over the weekend. I adore the whimsy, color, and ode to nature Chinoiserie scenic papers give to a room. The fanciful birds and vibrant colored blooms …

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Affordable Grandmillennial Wallpapers

Collage of affordable grandmillennial wallpapers

24 affordable grandmillennial wallpapers to hang anywhere in your home for that chic, traditional look! I haven’t always been a fan of wallpapers to be perfectly honest. In fact, I grew up in a purple and blue chintz drenched bedroom that I absolutely despised for it’s girly stuffiness. Now, though, I would adore having that …

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Traditional Aqua Dining Room Reveal: Before & After

New traditional dining room reveal in interesting aqua

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 boring 80’s cream and burgundy …

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My Secret Method to Install a Plate Wall

Tools and materials needed to install plate wall using my secret method

An easy step by step tutorial to install a plate wall anywhere in your home with eclectic plates for a charming grandmillennial look! I love a good gallery wall, especially when it showcases antique plates! For me each of these ceramic beauties is its own little work of art. What better way to display them …

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Get the Chinoiserie Look for Less

Affordable Chinoiserie decor on gold bar cart with fanciful landscape in background

Love the Chinoiserie chic look? Not so enthusiastic about the price tag? Create the Chinoiserie look for less with these shopping sources for Chinoiserie decor on a budget! Y’all know I have a special place in my heart for Chinoiserie decor! I love the whimsy, the color, and the tradition it exudes. Just think about …

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How to Get the Perfect Ginger Jar Floral Arrangement

Blue and white ginger jar floral arrangement with dahlias and fern on antique sideboard with books

An easy 5 step tutorial to create the perfect ginger jar floral arrangement with expert tricks to make it stunning and lush! Ok ladies, I have a pet peeve to confess today: teeny tiny florals in classic ginger jars. You know the ones I’m talking about where the flowers just barely peek above the opening …

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5 Simple Steps to Choose the Colors in Your Home Color Scheme

Whole home color scheme in blues and grays - how to choose the colors in your home color scheme

From inspiration to decision time, these 5 steps to choose the colors in your home color scheme will help you select a color palette you love that works with your style and home. A home color scheme is a palette of colors (usually 5 – 6) you choose to use throughout all the rooms of …

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