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The Final Word On White Walls, A Lesson Learned & My Favorite White Paint

I’ve always said you’re either a white wall person or you’re not. And in general, there isn’t much overlap between the two. At my last house, I met a neighbor once who started telling me about how much work he had to do to his house when he moved in, like painting all the walls …

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Goodbye, Gray Kitchen + A Possible (Temporary) Lighting Option

Spring break is over and it’s back to reality. And that reality currently looks like this at my house….. YIKES. I’ve loved our gray kitchen but as I mentioned in this post, I’ve been dying to lighten things up on that side of the house and….. I’m actually doing it! As you can see, the …

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Zebra Wallpaper + Gold Ceiling Are Happening in Project Hallway

It seems like all I’ve been talking about lately is Project Hallway and well, that’s probably because that is all I’ve been talking about. Usually I’m thinking about a million projects at once but I’ve been singularly focused on the hallway for some reason. It’s actually a much more productive way to work but I think …

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Project Hallway: Blue Ceiling

There is one last piece of the wallpaper/paint puzzle for Project Hallway and that is the ceiling. I’m 99% sure I’m going to paint it a light blue like in these examples. I’ve blogged about this house before but I still love it and especially how Ruthie Sommers used blue ceilings throughout parts of it….. I …

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Kitchen Mini-Makeover Ideas

I know I have at least three house projects pending (at least that’s how many I’ve told you about!) but there’s one other little project that’s been in the back of my mind. Since I’ve been planning to call my painter for Project Hallway, I thought while he’s here, maybe it’s time to repaint the …

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Project Hallway: Wallpaper, Paint, Lacquered Walls and Some Decisions

So continuing our discussion about the hallway/master bedroom entry area from last week (which I’ve dubbed Project Hallway)….. thanks for all of your input. Most of you seemed to favor blue over red for the entry and I think I agree. The main reason for me is that it ties in with the rest of the house …

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Blue or Red Lacquered Walls for the Bedroom Entry

The master bedroom is one of my big projects for 2014 and I want to start with the entry leading into it. You’ve seen me tweaking that space for years now, trying to figure out what to do. Well I finally have a plan and it starts with lacquering the wall! (I’m so excited about …

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Project Laundry Room: Wallpaper and Other Ideas

Okay, this is it. This is the year I finally (finally!!!) decorate the laundry room. I mean, I’ve only been talking about it for four years! And by decorate, I’m talking mainly about a wall treatment then a few accessories. It’s a laundry room after all – and a small one at that – so it’s …

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Parisian Interiors

I think about moving back to Paris pretty much all the time but it’s really intense when I am physically here. As I get ready to go back home (for now!) I thought I’d round up some inspiring Paris apartments. Contrary to popular belief, the decor in Paris is varied like everywhere else. While I …

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Summer Entertaining Tips from Danielle Rollins

I’m thrilled to have Danielle Rollins as a guest here today! I’m sure you’ve all ogled the photos of her beautiful home designed by Miles Redd and published everywhere, including most recently in Veranda where she is a contributing editor. (It’s truly one of my all-time favorite homes in Atlanta.) Well, she also happens to be …

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