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The Extraordinary Southern Gothic Property of Furlow Gatewood

For Christmas, my husband gave me the design book One Man’s Folly, which I had been wanting since it was published a couple of years ago.   635 more words


Inside a Charming North Carolina Mountain Cottage

Atlanta architect Norman Askins and his decorator wife Joane renovated a charming 1940s cottage in Highlands, North Carolina, at the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains.   298 more words


Holiday Decorating With Fruit—Colonial Williamsburg Style

Several years ago, we visited Colonial Williamsburg during the Christmas holiday. I fell in love with the Christmas decorations there. Every door was decorated differently with the most gorgeous assortment of natural wreaths and garlands.   201 more words


A Garden Favorite: Limelight Hydrangeas

Recently, I have been seeing potted hydrangeas that are shaped like topiaries, and I absolutely adore them.  What could be better than two of my favorite things–hydrangeas and topiaries–rolled into one stunning combination! 412 more words


Outdoor Fall Decor

Because it has been such a warm fall in Chicago, most people here haven’t yet changed their outdoor decorations to reflect the season. I expect that, with the arrival of chillier weather, local residents will soon begin to add some fall touches to the outside of their homes. 358 more words


How to Remove Old Paint From Brick

Every day when I pulled my car into the garage, I cringed at the old, dried paint slopped onto the brick surrounding my garage door trim. 726 more words

Home Staging And Redesign

Pretty Pergolas

The resort that we stayed at last week on Lake Champlain had a beautiful pergola off the back of the main lodge. It was covered with Dutch Pipe, which is a lush, large green-leaved plant with incredibly thick vines. 231 more words