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My Laundry Room Redo

Minor changes make major visual improvements. A few things have changed in our main level laundry room since moving into our Alabama stone cottage.  It’s my “pretty” (and functional) laundry room, a well-deserved space after occupying a corner in the unfinished basement of our last house for 20+ years.  I started looking for the perfect […]

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More Repurposing Ideas

Alternative uses for some every day items. Repurposing objects is a quick and easy way to showcase our unique personalities. It’s also a way to clean out those drawers and storage rooms. A vintage painted shutter is outfitted with a series of hooks, creating an instant coat rack.  It could also be used in the […]

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Stairways to Heaven

A collection of sculptural interior staircases. We encounter stairs on a daily basis, but this collection would stop most in their tracks. The first stairway is caressed by decorated antique delft tiles.  Even the ornamental iron handrail is a beautiful blue with gold accents and a black handrail.  The dark stained treads are a nice […]

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Heavenly Blue Kitchen

Design and decor dictate a room’s atmosphere. Designer Angela Free created a transitional San Francisco pied-à-terre kitchen using soft colors, restraint in details and over-sized accents.  The custom color cabinets seemingly float on quarter sawn oak floors bleached to a light cream finish and against the complimenting natural wicker walls.  Mosaic tiles of Calacata marble […]

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Alabama Stone Cottage Christmas

A look at my personal collection of new and cherished holiday decor. Since building our lakeside cottage, I’ve made a conscious effort to bring a touch of the outdoors in when decorating. Christmastime is no exception.  By chance, I recently ran across a holiday collection in Lowe’s featuring over-sized champagne color pinecones with a mercury […]

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