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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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An Easter Brunch Table with The Knoxville Flowerpot

An Easter brunch table in pretty pastels with bunny placemats, antique china, etched stemware, and vibrant floral centerpiece

Want to host an elegant Easter brunch? Get inspired by this pastel Easter brunch table with antique china, vibrant florals, and whimsical touches, and learn 5 tips for floral arranging at home from an expert florist. It’ll be the happiest spring gathering you host yet! Happy Easter lovely peonies! I am so pleased to share this pastel …

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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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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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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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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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How to Decorate with the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Fans of purple hues rejoice and follow these 10 rules to decorate with the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

Fans of purple hues rejoice and follow these 10 rules to decorate with the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year – Ultra Violet Following the equally bold choice of the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year choice, Greenery, this year’s selection, Ultra Violet, is daring and imaginative.  According to Pantone: A dramatically provocative and thoughtful …

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A Whimsical-Glam Christmas Table with Hoskins in the Flat

Embrace the unexpected this holiday season with a whimsical-glam Christmas table bedecked with mixed metals, pink and green hues, Arté Italica dinnerware, poinsettia, and fanciful ornaments.

Embrace the unexpected this holiday season with a whimsical-glam Christmas table bedecked with mixed metals, pink and green hues, Arté Italica dinnerware, poinsettia, and fanciful ornaments. Candlelight flickers over a carefully laid table. The air is laden with evergreen and mama’s cooking. A Christmas tree shines merrily in the corner, while presents peak from underneath. …

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