How to Paint Stripes {The Secret to Crisp Stripes}

painting stripes

how to paint stripes Well, hello! I thought it was high time I finally do a little post on my striped wall. I know you all have seen it numerous times over the past few weeks, but due the holidays and all I didn't actually show it off in a proper … ** Read more **

Our New House Entryway: Adding Old World Character {The Faux Fireplace Mantel Dilemma}

faux mantel

Adding Old World Character to a New House So, most of you might know we moved to this brand new Craftsman style house in Washington three years ago (MY how time flies) from a charming old English Tudor in Portland Oregon. The reason we bought a new … ** Read more **

What to Hang on a Wall {Life’s Little Dilemmas}

baskets to decorate walls

Sometimes I ponder the deep questions of life, like what should I put on my wall? A few weeks ago I was trying to figure out what to do with a relatively small space between my front door and living room windows. It had an awkward placement of … ** Read more **

2011 Projects & Life Round Up: The Inspired Room

dining room makeover

So, 2011 is coming to a close. Since it is tradition to recap the year, I'll share a few of the highlights and projects of the past 12 months! January In January, I took you on a little tour of my SWINE colored walls around the house. As I look at … ** Read more **

Inspiration: 12 Creative Rooms for Organization

creative office organzation

Getting Organized Thought you might enjoy a little round up of some creative spaces for organization. {Yes, I can read your mind.} A few of them I've shared before and some are new ones I just came across. I thought you might like them … ** Read more **

Gift Wrap, Tags & Ribbon Ideas for All Occasions {Use What You Have}


Creative Ways to Wrap a Gift My girls came up with some creative ways to wrap presents this year using things we had around the house. They found a way to re-purpose everything from Trader Joe's paper bags to flower hair clips! I thought I'd show … ** Read more **