Inspiring Idea: Flexible Furniture

There are some pieces of furniture that seem to work in any home, any setting and almost any room. A small sideboard or cupboard like this one can fill just about any need. From the dining room, to kitchen, to bathroom to laundry room to the … ** Read more **

Washington Post and Seattle Times

A big thank you to The Seattle Times and Terri Sapienza of the Washington Post for featuring The Inspired Room this week! Find ideas for Curb Appeal by clicking these links in The Inspired Room: Ideas for Curb Appeal Portland Area Curb Appeal … ** Read more **

Sweet Escape: Fathers & Backyard Barbecues

Happy Father's Day to those special Dads in your life!! I'm going to be spending a delightful day with my two favorite fathers, my own dad and the dad of my three babies. Enjoy the weekend, everyone! From Sunset's Ideas for Building Barbecues, 1961 … ** Read more **

Blissfully {un} Domestic

COVER YOUR EYES! OH NO! THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE PRETTY! Dirty sock on floor, dust filled registers, broken doorstop, yucky ripped wallpaper = Blissfully Domestic Diva "Just call me a Blissfully Domestic Diva!" Uproarious laughter went up in … ** Read more **

Style Tips: Seasonal Style

spring decorating

Coastal Living, Jean Allsopp Ideal Home, August 2005 Coastal Living, Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn Coastal Living, Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn Many people really enjoy changing their rooms for the season. Whether you have slipcovers for your … ** Read more **

Outdoor Rooms: Curb Appeal

Coastal Living, Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn (photo), Lisa Knowlton (designer) One of my most favorite things to consider in working on our outdoor spaces is curb appeal. Backyards are great for private living, but the front yard says a lot to your … ** Read more **