Never Ask A Gal Her Age While She Is Decorating For Christmas

The Best Christmas Decorations To Use When You Love Your Home!

Never Ask A Girl Her Age @littleblackdomicile
photo via Cat Lacy

It’s very hard to improve on a decor that has been lovingly curated over 20 years.  Especially one where the owner, our client, has the “touch” when it comes to the finishing touches that make every house a home.  So when she asked us to make some suggestions on how to freshen up her Christmas decorations, we had to tip toe outside the design box …again.

Continue reading “Never Ask A Gal Her Age While She Is Decorating For Christmas”

The Best Open Shelving For Under $30

SEE HOW A WALL SHELF CAN ADD STORAGE IN YOUR HOME

Open shelving in kitchens can come in many styles and sizes...what is right for you?  Kitchen-Open-Shelving-Gray-and-White-Kitchen -the inspired room

Look at 10 photos of kitchen, or bath, renovations today and a good percentage of them will utilize open wall shelving.  Sure they look attractive but will open shelves really work in our homes or is this a look best suited for the magazines only?

Continue reading “The Best Open Shelving For Under $30”

Five Ways To Enjoy Your Home This Fall

 

WHAT CHANGES DO YOU MAKE SEASONALLY TO YOUR HOME?

Red Earth or Mars

Three weeks into the fall and we’ve yet to hear of anyone who does not love this season!  On the contrary, most people are just giddy about the changes that come after the heat of the summer and before the chill of winter.  Our homes play such a big part in the feeling of fall.  For Friday Favorites let’s share ways we all will enjoy our homes this season.

Continue reading “Five Ways To Enjoy Your Home This Fall”

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

 

HAPPY HOUR IS NEARLY THE SAME IN EVERY TIME ZONE

decoist chrome "x" bar cart with glass decanters of warm bourbons
Chrome, glass, mirrors and lighting create a statement!

Time Zones can play havoc with even the most seasoned of travelers!  Even a simple one hour difference can keep us checking the time.  One thing that does seem to be governed by our internal clock is our beloved happy hours.  Regardless if adult beverages are involved or not, the ritual of winding down the day and preparing nightly rituals is something to look forward to.  Especially on a Friday!

Continue reading “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”

Charging Elephants – The Number One Trick For Controlling Cord Clutter

HOW MANY CHARGING CORDS ARE IN YOUR LIFE?

Charging Elephant, Charging Stations For Cell Phones,

We are a society that loves our electronics.  We are power junkies.  Many of us have one or more cell phones, tablets and computers, that at the writing of this post, all have power cords.  These cords, needed to keep all of our devices charged, are now our lifelines.  Even though we make lofty plans to be less “connected”, for most of us we nearly go into withdrawal when we run out of a charge!

Continue reading “Charging Elephants – The Number One Trick For Controlling Cord Clutter”

Choosing The Right Chairs For Our Homes

A PAIR AND A SPARE

White Linen Slip Covered Chairs, Nook Seating Areas, Fiddle Leaf Ferns In Decor, Wood Drop Leaf Table

One thing that we all strive for in our homes is comfort.  While we may not always have the time to burrow into an inviting spot, we still want to have these cozy areas in our homes.  Places where we can envision ourselves curling up with a beverage to read for a bit.  Places where we can reconnect with our families after the hustle of the day.

Continue reading “Choosing The Right Chairs For Our Homes”

All I Do Is Pick Up After My Kids!!

 

CHEAP SOLUTIONS THAT KEEP EVERYONE ORGANIZED

On nearly every Mom’s want list is an area where everyone coming in the house can hang up and store things like coats and backpacks.  Nowadays, let’s add in charging stations while we are at it.  Surely if we have a beautiful, built in system like we see everywhere on Pinterest, our days will be transformed.  Except…

Built In Mudroom Storage Area with Drawers, Hooks and Baskets
Mudroom Entry via Involvery

 

 

Continue reading “All I Do Is Pick Up After My Kids!!”