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Summer Cocktail: An Aperol Pop

summer cocktail: Aperol pop with Aperol, Prosecco, and a tangerine Popsicle

Looking for a delightful summer cocktail that’s easy to make and oh so refreshing? Try my Aperol pops with prosecco, Aperol, and tangerine popsicles! If you love an Aperol spritz in the summer months, you are going to adore this twist on a classic summer cocktail! This one is so easy to make, but feels …

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Summer Al Fresco In The Garden

summer tablescape with hydrangea centerpiece, red, white, and blue theme, gingham tablecloth, bamboo plates, and Italian floral napkins

Summer al fresco in the garden dining idea — perfect for patriotic parties, relaxed dinners outdoors, and cooking for friends and family this July! As the summer sunset slides down and shadows play under the canopy, torches blaze and twilight starts to twinkle. The heat slowly breaks and the cicadas take over the chorus from …

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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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A Regency Inspired Shower Tablescape

Katherine sets down lemon cake as centerpiece surrounded by tulips, roses, and hydrangea in surtout de table

Hosting a baby or bridal shower this spring? Let me help you dream up ideas and a refined look with this Regency inspired shower tablescape! Showering a mother to be or a bride to be is one of the happiest occasions! With June on the horizon and wedding season almost here, I wanted to share …

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Talking Art: Understanding & Evaluating Art with Confidence

Painting of Texas bluebells hung on wall with Staffordshire style spaniel and pink tulipere arranged underneath

A fundamental overview of terms and concepts to help you look at, understand, evaluate, and speak about art with confidence. Art feels daunting to many of us. I frequently hear from my decorating clients that they just don’t know where to begin with buying and hanging art. If you’ve ever felt intimidated walking into an …

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My Favorite Paint Colors for Grandmillennial Style

The prettiest paint colors for Grandmillennial style homes - palette of colors

A look at the best paint colors for Grandmillennial style from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. Colors above: Cucumber Salad, Van Deusen Blue, Candlelit Dinner, Niagara Falls, Seashell, Clearspring, Sugarcane, Sapphire Ice So you are ready to move on from the over-done farmhouse grays and earthy browns? Ready to embrace colorful walls and bright, fresh …

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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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A Gift from Grandma

Stack of handmade quilts

I was 18 and headed to college…focus elsewhere…eager to leave home and branch out in the world. Little care or interest in the 2 quilts my grandmother determinedly gifted: Simple but sturdy patchwork bundles in mismatched colors and hand-me-down fabrics. Each was lovingly inscribed with her and her mother’s names as the makers further detailing …

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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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