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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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Use These 3 Decorative Accessories to Get the Chinoiserie Look

Get the Chinoiserie chic look with blue and white porcelain like this bowl for a jewelry catchall

Get the Chinoiserie Look with these 3 decorative arts: Asian porcelain, lacquerware, and cloisonné. Learn about the history of Chinoiserie decor and collecting tips. Can we all agree that the Chinoiserie look is très chic? This traditional style with a twist of whimsy delights those with a more is more philosophy — the color seekers …

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10 Action Steps to Implement a Home Color Scheme

Implement a home color scheme with these 10 easy action steps!

So you’ve decided to re-decorate and implement a home color scheme? But where do you go from there? Implement a Home Color Scheme with these 10 Action Steps! When S. and I moved into our house in TN, I decided early on to implement a home color scheme. In previous houses and apartments, I had …

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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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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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