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    Interior Decor and Styling

    Seven Ways to Brighten Your Bedroom

    If there is one thing that’s true, it’s that a dark bedroom is depressing and quite unpleasant to sleep in. If your bedroom is dark, dull and in need of life, you will certainly want to make some changes to brighten the space. It’s not just about the lighting (though that will be a factor later). It’s about the colors, the space, itself and even furnishings. Brightening your bedroom is all about making it look like it’s somewhere you want to sleep. It’s somewhere you want to relax and where you want to spend your time.  Read more

    Fabulous Fall Decorating, Interior Decor and Styling

    Four Easy Late Summer-to-Fall Decor Ideas

    While hot August temperatures ensure that summer isn’t over just yet, most of us are starting to “feel the fall vibes” this time of year. If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to summer or to fully embrace all things fall, here are four easy late summer-to-fall decorating ideas to help you transition your decor between these beloved seasons. Read more

    Interior Decor and Styling

    Crushing on Cremone Bolts

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    Add vintage style and character to cabinets, doors, and furniture with beautiful cremone bolts.


    When it comes to historic homes and buildings, it’s the architecture and hardware that most of us are crazy about! Over the years as I “studied” French and vintage decor in interior design books and magazines, I started noticing interesting cremone bolt hardware on windows, cabinets and furniture and I knew I wanted to incorporate them somewhere in our 100 year-old home.  For inspiration, I did some research on cremone bolts and found some beautiful images of how cremone bolts have been used historically as well as how they are making a comeback in decor. Read more

    Interior Decor and Styling, Vintage Style

    Pin Away Wednesdays: Coastal Style and Beach Cottage Decor

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    Welcome back to my Pin Away Wednesday series! In just a few days our family will be at the beach for our annual  vacation and I can hardly contain my excitement! I thought today would be a perfect time to share highlights from my Coastal Style and Beach Cottage Decor Pinterest Board. Because I am a beach lover and dreamer of coastal dreams, (one day we plan to retire near the beach) this is one of my favorite boards. If you love beautiful beach decor and vintage coastal treasures too, get ready to pin away!


    …For the love of the Sea and all things beachy!

    Shabby Chic Beach Cottage on Casey Key, Florida – Beach Bliss Living - Decorating and Lifestyle Blog

    Beach Bliss Living

    One of my favorite decorating styles is French vintage coastal, or at least that is what I call it. Bascially it’s a combination of coastal treasures and vintage shabby chic, brocante and vintage French found objects. There is something so romantic and magical about this style! Read more