Yesterday, I shared four holiday hutches with you, and I referenced some tried and true rules I tend to follow when styling a hutch (pro tip: these rules also work great for bookshelves). As promised, Here’s those rules for your reference! Happy styling. Visually Divide Your Space Think of the hutch as several smaller spaces in which you can design vignettes. My hutch is split down the middle, so that gives me six easy vignettes to consider. Add … Then Edit, Edit, Edit This is very similar to the fashion rule that you should always remove the last accessory you […]
This week was a busy one. I live in Atlanta and work in D.C., so you can imagine I spend a lot of time on planes. On the flight home Friday night, my mind began to drift to the hutch in my kitchen. There is a lot of decorating real estate on that hutch that I have yet to take full advantage of for the holidays, so I decided (somewhere over North Carolina) that I simply couldn’t get two full days into December without switching over to a holiday hutch. After stripping my hutch of its usual decor, I layered […]
I am someone who needs brightness in my life. I like open curtains with beams of sunshine bursting through, and I love color. But, I also love a bright white and simply decorated room. Chris and I have an interesting house with what we affectionately call “The Lady Room” serving as the main living space (this is an addition to the house) and “The Man Room” serving as Chris’ sacred, untouched place to find his own manly inspiration (this was the original living room). From my perspective, the biggest difference between the two is I have no say in how […]
On a November day, my Dad checked into the hospital for surgery. My parents arrived a bit early and popped into the gift shop where Mom found this Santa that says “My One True Love” on it. She wanted it badly, and Dad knew it. Skipping ahead – Dad spent Thanksgiving in a coma as well as their anniversary on Nov. 30 as things didn’t go so well. But, he had the foresight to ask my brother to make sure, no matter what, my mom got this on their anniversary. After all, through 35+ years of ups and downs, she […]
You see, in that particular moment, I wasn’t sad for a lack of hobbies, I was feeling uninspired because I had convinced myself that the things I love – writing, decorating, and even planning – were necessities, not passions.