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4 Tips to Designing the Perfect Modern Cabin

by | Saturday, November 5, 2016

Along with the smell of fall in the air, crunching leaves beneath our feet and plaid as far as the eye can see, comes the season of cabins. A time to take a step back from our busy lives and have a cup of cocoa as we warm our wool socked feet by the fire. What really sets these mountain solitudes apart (and the reason we seem so intently drawn to the them) is the chance to get a complete change of scenery both inside and out. Here are 4 timeless staples to help complete your perfect cabin...


How to Choose An Area Rug

by | Saturday, October 22, 2016

When it comes to buying an area rug for your home, it's important to consider what the driving forces behind your decision are. Area rugs are a major contributor to a room's overall feel, so making a thoughtful choice is the best way to prevent buyer's regret. Indoor vs. Outdoor First of all, will the area rug be purchased for the living room or for an outdoor living space? There are many different options in either category, but aspects like material, durability, and features differ. However,...


Create the Perfect Place Setting | How to Set a Table

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dinner parties are one of my favorite things to do on the weekends, so I know when it comes to hosting, the first impression of the evening is almost always on the tablescape. So just how do you dress up your table? With Peace, Love & Decorating's collection of Arte Italica Dinnerware you can mix and match your way to the perfect place setting that reflects your style and shows off all that delicious cooking. Charger Plates: Let's start at the beginning! The charger plate. Sometimes referred to...


Meet the Designer - Joanna Gaines

by | Saturday, August 13, 2016

Who is Joanna Gaines? Everyone who knows Joanna Gaines knows she has a long list of accomplishments. The co-owner, co-founder, and lead designer of Magnolia Homes and Magnolia Market, the co-star of her own television show, a devoted wife to her husband, Chip, a proud mother of four, and last but not least, an incredibly talented designer. Surprisingly enough, Joanna never had formal training for design. Her talent began to grow as she met her future husband, Chip Gaines. At the time they were...


How to Dress Up Your Bed with Bella Notte

by | Thursday, June 2, 2016

Have you looked at a bed dressed to the nines and thought to yourself, "Why can't I do that in my own bedroom?" Believe it or not you can accomplish the designer look with the help of quality bedding like Bella Notte Linens. Bella Notte offers a complete assortment of quilts, duvets and coverlets, as well as all sizes of pillows. The best part is that every piece they offer comes in a variety of fabrics and patterns and varying colors making it easy to pick and choose what YOU like. To get...


Insider's Insight: How to Layer & Style Your Favorite Necklaces

by | Saturday, April 30, 2016

If you're like me, the abundance of necklaces in your jewelry collection can seem quite overwhelming at times. Thankfully for us, the layering trend is booming so we aren't confined when it comes to accessorizing. Sometimes, however, having more free-range can be equally intimidating. Here are a few guidelines to help get you started and become a layering pro! Delicate & Chunky: Mixing up heft and weightiness of necklaces is something that is essential when I'm really trying to make a...


Create a Farmhouse Interior with These 5 Easy Essentials

by | Friday, April 15, 2016

The one thing I personally love about this modern farmhouse design trend is the ability for a room to appear open, large and full of light while still remaining cozy and comforting. Just like a home should be! This particular style also manages to find the perfect balance between vintage-inspiration and clean, cut modern essentials, which can help immensely in the transitioning of your home to a more contemporary look and feel. Sounds pretty amazing right? And totally gorgeous? Well, if you...


Berry Me with Blue Goodness

by | Friday, February 26, 2016

Blueberry season is coming!!! We may be experiencing a few brisk days now, but by May/June the blueberry bushes will be full of juicy, blue goodness. Why not consider blueberries as an alternative fruit for many of your favorite strawberry or raspberry sweet treats? Blueberries are one of the highest anti oxidant value fruits. Their phyto-chemical compounds rid off harmful oxygen derived free radicals from the body. Research studies suggest that chlorogenic acid in these berries can help lower...


How to Stop Your Jewelry from Tangling!

by | Monday, February 22, 2016

Have you ever tried to put on your favorite necklace only to become frustrated at the heaping pile of tangles? Too many times I have found myself twisting and pulling apart my precious adornments (even breaking out the magnifying glass!) only to be further defeated. Cramming all of my jewelry pieces into a box was just not cutting it for me anymore. I love to layer necklaces, stack bracelets, pile on rings, and finish my look off with earrings. The time wasted in pulling apart the death grip on...


5 Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day 2016

by | Friday, February 5, 2016
5 Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day 2016

When this holiday was introduced to the world of women, it was decided that the The Day of Love would never be the same. Traditionally celebrated on February 13th, Galentine's Day is a time to honor friendships between women and focus on some of the most important relationships we will ever have in our lives. Here are some tips and ideas to help get your party started...