A Gathering That’s All Your Own

March 16, 2017

What are the moments that make your home special? Maybe you gather your neighbors to eat pancakes every Sunday or invite your girlfriends over for a monthly book club (paired with a little wine, of … Continue reading




3 Ways to Stylize Your Trays

August 20, 2015

When my husband and I moved in together, he wasn’t too happy about all the trays I was bringing along with me. He wondered why I needed so many, but I couldn’t just bring one. … Continue reading




A Room Fit for French Country Cottage

June 9, 2015

You know, if you think about it, style is an interesting thing — and it isn’t always so easy to put a name on exactly what fits you or your style perfectly. When people ask … Continue reading




Turquoise Teen Room

May 22, 2015

This week’s guest blogger is Amie Freling-Brown of Meme Hill Studio. She is also a regular contributor to our Happy by Design Pinterest page. Over the past 7 years, I have been fortunate to have a wonderful working relationship with two … Continue reading




9 Ways to Bling on the Glitz and Glam

May 5, 2015

Life’s too short to live with dull boring things! So a little glitz and glam could go a long way to add some shimmer and shine to the humble abode. It’s time to put some bling … Continue reading




How to Make Your Office Your Favorite Room

April 21, 2015

It was time for a change. The oversized recliners were too big for our office space and were starting to look a little tired. My office space also serves as the bedroom for our grandson, “little mister,” when … Continue reading




6 Fitness Tips for a Healthy Home

February 20, 2015

It’s that time of day when the to-do list is not all checked off and the workout has taken last place on the list… again. I confess, my trips to HomeGoods are more than my … Continue reading




5 Steps for a Glam Dorm Room Makeover

August 27, 2014

Doesn’t it seem like school just got out for the summer a few weeks ago? It is hard to believe that it is back to hitting the books already, and that means some of the … Continue reading




2 Ways and 10 Tips to Style That Big, Brown Sectional

July 24, 2014

Is there a big brown cow in your family room? It seems we all have them — those large, brown, leather sectional sofas that sit like overstuffed, worn in, comfy friends in our family rooms. We … Continue reading




Eye Spy (Reusable) HomeGoods Finds!

January 28, 2014

I’ve moved a few times, which can be a décor dilemma. But I enjoy the puzzle of using what I already have before I bring in new items to finish a design. As I sipped … Continue reading