If you have been following me, you know I love all things home! One day recently a client of mine was looking for a table for her new condo. She wanted a drop leaf that could sit by a wall, but expand when she wants to entertain. I went to one of my favorite Atlanta haunts, The Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta and found … Read More Clients Becoming Friends – After the House Purchase
Category: Decor and Design
I am originally from a small town in Georgia. My family has been in that area for generations. My parents are aging, and I find myself down there more and more these days. My sister and I are now the third generation to take care of my grandparents farmhouse. My grandfather built the house and moved his family in in 1937. The house is … Read More The Farm
If you love old homes too, I hope you enjoy this little cottage I ran across the other day. It’s listed as a lot, and in a great neighborhood, so the sellers are thinking that no one will want to keep this 1930’s bungalow. I fell in love with it though!
Suzanne Kasler says that when looking for a new home, “You’ve got to have good bones, and if you don’t you must create them.” How true! So when looking for a new home, think about focal points in a room. Is there a pretty mantel? Are there moldings in the home? Is the room symmetrical? If not, can you add something and make it more … Read More Quick Change for a Well-Built Condo
James Means is a very important Atlanta architect who designed 60 homes throughout America. Sixteen were built here in Atlanta. This particular home was originally built for the Ballard family in 1965. Through the years the home has been lovingly updated, staying true to the original concept of the house, but bringing it into a new century of modern living. After it’s most recent update, … Read More A James Means Jewel in Atlanta
Big, little, modest, or stately, our homes should be a reflection of the good and joyful in our lives. Not surprisingly, HGTV is my favorite reality TV. I love Fixer Upper and Property Brothers because they find homes that need love and attention and bring new life to them. To me, this is the ultimate recycling! This is what my husband and I did with … Read More Dorothy was Right! There’s No Place Like Home!
When I first moved to Atlanta as a new college graduate, I had a delightful sales job in Cobb county. It was a great day when I found myself near the exclusive area of Paper Mill Road. The homes are so beautiful there. I loved to drive that road as I went to visit clients. It’s the road that could be in a movie, one … Read More Georgian Perfection in an Idyllic Setting
Closets that look like boutiques are some of my favorite things to look at on Pinterest. I can’t imagine having a three way mirror to make sure I’m as put together as I think I am before leaving my closet, which was part of the closet above. But one of my favorite hidden surprises in closets is a built in jewelry box in a … Read More Closet Revamp
One thing that isn’t discussed much is how music really sets a mood in home decoration. Two of my favorite entertainers got together and made a fabulous jazz album that will give you hours of joy! Everyone knows what an icon Tony Bennett is. Well, he paired up with superstar Lady Gaga and made my favorite new album! Lady Gaga really shines and … Read More All That Jazz
This summer I saw a little book that caught my eye and bought a copy. I thought it was adorable sitting on a table as a decoration, but also found the book charming. It’s called “The Gospel According to Coco Chanel” by Karen Karbo. I liked it so much, I gave a few copies as Christmas gifts. She was such an interesting person and … Read More Favorite Finds in 2014 – The Gospel According to Coco Chanel
Look what landed in my mailbox today! I’ll take it all, thanks! Where do I sign?