Tag Archives: decor

Elegant, No-Sew, Roll Up, DIY Linen Window Shade

Elegant, No-Sew, Roll Up, DIY Linen Window Shade

We have been traveling for almost four weeks now – first to Los Angeles for our daughter’s college graduation, and now in Greece. There’s been so much inspiration around me and I’ve been keeping notes with ideas, projects and recipes that I want to try, so hopefully there will plenty to share when I get back home. Before… Continue Reading

A Touch Of Summer For Your Door

A Touch Of Summer For Your Door

The school year is over here in Texas and it already feels like summer! As strange as this may sound, I usually don’t decorate the house for the summer ~ instead, I “un-decorate” to make it feel light and airy: I remove all heavy and darker decorative pieces from the coffee tables, consoles, shelves etc. and I put them away for the… Continue Reading

An Easy Way To Frame Prints, Photos, Sketches & More

An Easy Way To Frame Prints, Photos, Sketches & More

My mother is an artist ~ I may have already said that many times  in this blog.  She’s a painter [an AMAZING painter] and we’re so lucky to have plenty of her beautiful art pieces -all oil on canvas-  on the walls of our home, for free! Back when I was a kid and we lived… Continue Reading

How I [Almost] Skipped Fall

How I [Almost] Skipped Fall

I think I missed a season…. The weather has been so warm, here in Houston, Texas that it didn’t feel like fall. At all. I was waiting for the temperatures to cool down to take out my fall décor and to make a pumpkin craft or two, but I guess this isn’t going to happen!… Continue Reading

6 Steps That Will Transform a Dated Hallway Bath

6 Steps That Will Transform a Dated Hallway Bath

Before we even moved into the new house, the half bath in the hallway was my least favorite room of all. Every time I opened the door, I would close it back behind me immediately, as I disliked almost everything about it. For weeks, I was trying to figure out ways to disguise the dated speckled granite countertop, how to make the… Continue Reading

How  To Transform An Old Piece Of Art Into Something Modern

How To Transform An Old Piece Of Art Into Something Modern

We finally moved into our new house in Houston, Texas and we spent most of the 4th of July weekend trying to settle in.  I can’t wait to make the house functional, to start the projects that are waiting in line, to get back to my cooking routine and, of course, start exploring the area and the beauties… Continue Reading

The Perfect Vase Filler For Fall:  Acorn Bullets

The Perfect Vase Filler For Fall: Acorn Bullets

If you ever come across this variety of long and pointy acorns, make sure to pick as many as you can!  Their shape is so different than the round acorns we’re used to seeing, their texture is smooth and shiny and their color is a beautiful blend of thin light and dark brown stripes. They… Continue Reading

A Decorative Pumpkin For Every Room

A Decorative Pumpkin For Every Room

It’s pumpkin season again – my favorite time of the year! Just as I do year round, I will bring a little piece of the season inside the house. It’s usually the family room that gets most of my decorative attention, since it’s where we spend a great part of the day. The pedestal table by the main entrance is also… Continue Reading

How To Make “Leather Bound” Books

How To Make “Leather Bound” Books

Bring out your old paperback books and dress them up! With this simple tutorial, any used and inexpensive book will look like a valuable leather bound book that is worth showcasing on the premium shelf of your bookcase! The best part of it? Absolutely no crafting skills are required, and it takes just a couple of minutes to make… Continue Reading