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Keeping a Visual Box

Magazines pile up; most of us don't throw them out until we've gone through each one.  A soothing ritual is…

Shut the Front Door!

The front entrance to your home creates a first impression and a home that is clean and well cared for…

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Kitchen Keeping ~ Ramekins

This weekend I prepared a quick and easy brunch and I realized all my "go to" meals involve baking something…

Treasure Troving ~ Vintage Cutlery

"Troving,"  is my version of "antiquing."  Treasures are subjective and not always an antique - it's the little gems I…

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Easy Grocery Store Flower Arranging

Fresh flowers in my home, especially in the summer, are almost a necessity of life. Nothing freshens up a room like…

Friday’s Flower ~Dahlias

There is something incredibly lush about Dahlias.  And they hold up well in arrangements.   The Dinner Plate Dahlia is my absolute…

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Trust Your Eye

I am often asked if good taste is something we can acquire.  My answer to this is a resounding Yes!…

The Necessity of Order

Order plays an essential role in bringing disparate elements into a unified aesthetic, harmonious whole. Without order, we would live in…

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Entrances: First Impressions

From the moment you open the front door to your house or apartment, you instinctively feel the emotional rush of…

Start With A Master Plan

Good rooms evolve. They grow, change, and become more refined and beautiful over time. When you plan your ideal room,…

Kathleen's Tips View All

What size chandelier should I purchase for my dining table?

Hang your chandelier so that its lowest point is 30-34 inches from the tabletop (I suggest leaning toward the higher…

The 60/40 Rule

How do you decorate a historical house with ornate architectural features? Keep it clean. Mix it up. Keep the palette…

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The Right Whites: My Top Three White Paint Colors

White paint when done right can be one of the most beautiful and versatile paint color combinations.  But for the…

The Language of Color: Glossary of Painting Terms

Color is often difficult to communicate about. The reason is that the words we use to describe color are vague…

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Wednesday Wisdom

Martin Seligman, the father of Positive Psychology says that for a person to be truly happy and live a meaningful…

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The 60/40 Rule

How do you decorate a historical house with ornate architectural features? Keep it clean. Mix it up. Keep the palette…

Trust Your Eye

I am often asked if good taste is something we can acquire.  My answer to this is a resounding Yes!…