DISCOVER WHAT’S BEHIND THOSE BIG KENTUCKY DERBY HATS?
We’ve got exactly one week to get our Derby attire ready. Louisville, Kentucky has an extra holiday on its calendar. One more than the rest of the country. The Running of the Roses is no doubt the biggest celebration in the city each year. This is a holiday with a preamble of nearly two weeks before the big day….hat day! Need a little inspiration for both your “derby” and your home for race time? Keep looking!
ANOTHER LOOK AT WHAT MINIMALISM DECOR LOOKS LIKE
Converted warehouses and commercial buildings are another type of building where a minimal decor works very well. These structures are loaded with architectural details and have an abundance of light from oversize windows. The developers of these conversions do all they can to preserve as many of the original finishes as possible. What is appealing to so many, however, can be daunting when thinking about creating a comfortable lifestyle….even for the most seasoned minimalist. Designers, like me, love the possibilities!
TOP WEDDING GIFTS THE COUPLE REALLY WANTS
The first dowry was recorded in 3000BC and included land and livestock. In the event you do not wish to pass on the family cows this coming wedding season, read on to see what couples today would love to receive on their special day.
SETTING A HOLIDAY BUFFET LIKE THE PROS
With a few simple tips, everyone can become a food stylist at holiday time. Taking a little extra time can ensure the presentation of our special meals is as memorable as the season. Setting a table is a breeze…we’ve been doing that for ages. Styling a buffet is not something we do every day. A pretty set up eluded me until I learned this one simple secret.
A POCKET FULL OF POSIES JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER
Kitchen Weekend Warriors
You’ve bought a new home in the neighborhood you want to be in. The kitchen has a pretty good layout, lots of storage and you were sure the stainless appliances and granite counter tops you added were going to make you happy. You’ve spent a tidy sum of money.
The Shocking Truth About the Color Pink
Parisians are not afraid to use the color pink. Look at this gorgeous door somewhere in Paris that remains striking, albeit one might think it is ready for a new coat of paint. (it’s not) For centuries Europe has embraced the hues that signal the end of their days in sunsets, the fresh cut flowers bought weekly to grace their tables and the macarons that…well are just French. So why are so many people afraid to use this color in their decor?
5 THINGS TO CONSIDER IN WAREHOUSE LOFT LIVING
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Living in a converted warehouse loft apartment is a dream for a lot of us. For many it becomes a reality. There is an excitement about living in a historic space that has been “saved” and repurposed. Exposed brick, still with markings of where old machinery might have been placed; concrete floors with cracks, chips and holes from years of feet working on them; huge windows and shiny new exposed HVAC; all these elements are so appealing they suck us right into a lease or a purchase at “Hello”.
THE BEST TUBS AND SHOWERS
Bathroom projects are big. Every home has one and others have multiple baths. Except in rare cases, the bathrooms we get calls about are in functional condition…but that’s not all we want from the smallest rooms in our homes. Nope, we need them to be the rooms that transform us each day. Rooms that keep our kids happy and trick them into getting ready for bed. We long for them to be our private sanctuaries…a “Calgon take me away” spot. It’s a lot to ask of such small real estate.
5 New Ways to Use a Bar Cart
Another one of my favorite finds is my glamorous Terrace Bar Cart from West Elm. If you love to entertain using a bar cart can make you feel like the hostess with the mostest! A bar cart can be moved anywhere in your home. You can push a cart filled with glassware, ice bucket, bar tools and liquor to wherever the party goes! There is a style and finish for everyone.