Friday, January 30, 2015

Blue, it is!

The wood under the front porch is beautiful, and would be lovely if stained. Several of the workers suggested we stain the wood instead of painting it, and I will admit we seriously considered the idea.

If it had been any other house, that gorgeous wood would have seen stain. But the "southern" aspect won out and we have decided to paint the porch ceiling Piazza Blue from the Historic Colors of Charleston by Duron.

Thursday, January 29, 2015


A couple close friends/relatives have recently put vinyl flooring in their homes. I never paid much attention until I happened to be looking at one of these beautiful floors BEFORE realizing it was vinyl.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Aw.......the walls...........they have CoLoR!!

My daughter shared a great "cartoon" with me, which I forwarded to Lauren. I'm sure she probably relates even more than I can because she may have more clients than me who have untrained eyes for color.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sigh! Budgets, costs, etc.

As we visited with a lighting salesman on Friday, my husband remarked about one chandelier we had priced. He commented  that he would have to eat every meal in the dining room to get his money's worth out of that particular light fixture. Of course we all laughed because it's sad, but very true.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Front porches and sidewalks

There is a beautiful old house in a city north of me that was built by the great-grandfather of one of my daughter's childhood friends. This friend and her family lived in this lovely home for a few years. The large rooms and wooden flooring were enchanting. But the idea of sleeping porches outside the bedrooms always intrigued me. These screened in porches seemed like a perfect place to spend a night during the summer when the weather was hotter inside than outside.

Inspiration house #3

Inspiration house #3 was briefly mentioned, but there is more to the story than already told.
"One day, we finally found ourselves staring at a home we both instantly thought was wonderful, but of course, it wasn't for sale. Grrrr..... We even watched the home for awhile, checking the real estate map periodically to see if it was listed."

Friday, January 2, 2015

Let's DECLUTTER.......

A Home Storage Solutions post caught my attention this morning. The aim is to spend 15 minutes per day to declutter one specific area of our homes. There are calendars and helpful information on their website. I'm willing to give it a try.

January details and calendar