DIY Customized Grill Tool Holder

When we decided to makeover our backyard, there were several projects that I knew I wanted to do.  This is not one of those projects.  Along the way we had so many delays and so many “a-ha” moments that led to completely fun & practical projects like this grill tool holder. I have to say…

One Room Challenge ~ Week 3~ Creating Outdoor Rooms

Our yard is not huge – it’s about 24′ x 75′ not including the existing patio.  It’s still plenty of space for creating outdoor rooms & still have play space.  It almost looks like there is not much going on this week. There’s only a few physical changes, but there is plenty going on behind the scenes….

What is Green Design?

I’ve been getting this question a lot lately.  “What is Green Interior Design?  What do you mean by “Sustainable Design”?” I don’t think people are asking for a technical definition of green design – they can google that.   I think people want to know what it means from a practical point of view.  “What…

2017 Color of the Year Roundup

The “color of the year” concept that Pantone started back in 2000 has been around for 17 years now.  Since then, other companies have started to introduce their own picks for color of the year.  There’s some debate on whether there is any 1 clear authority on the subject anymore (except for the fact that…

Let’s Talk About Good Art

They say that art, or the reaction to it, is subjective.  It may be, but I say talent is talent.  I may not like something but I would have to acknowledge the talent of the person who created it.  I wouldn’t be able to do it, so if nothing else that is saying something. Now…

DIY Marble Tile Tabletop

When I decided to remix our master bedroom for the ORC, I wanted to use an antique vanity that I got at a community garage sale.  The table had no top and I really wanted to top it with a marble slab.  Time & cost didn’t let me do that so instead I decided to create…

One Room Challenge Week 4 | The Ceiling Fan & Lighting Design

Week 4 of the One Room Challenge was really hard for me for 1 reason alone… incorporating the ceiling fan into my lighting design.  Specifically the light kit on our ceiling fan.  There is technically nothing wrong with our ceiling fan, it’s a standard fan with a glass bowl fixture.  The fan itself is not…

One Room Challenge Week 3 | Progress & Deciding on Textiles

Last week on the One Room Challenge, I chose my paint colors, got to painting, and started working on refinishing my dresser.  This week’s goal is deciding on textiles, but first a recap of last week’s progress. First off, people seem to think bigger is better, but this is a case where I know that’s not…

One Room Challenge Week 2 | Color, Clarity & A Stripped Down Dresser

I am slowly working my way through the One Room Challenge.  My goal for this week is deciding on paint colors.  If you’ve started following along, thanks for checking in.  First time here, big thanks for that too – find out what room I’m doing & why and check out some of the ORC plans going…