Outdoor Living for Fall

September 8, 2017

This is the perfect time of year for outdoor living and entertaining! The hot summer sun is subsiding, yet warm breezes remain as we welcome Fall.  I’ve recently updated my backyard a bit, and it … Continue reading




How to Create a Unique Space for Your Special Moments

August 8, 2017

Whether it be a reading nook for your children’s bedtime story because you had a similar space when you were a child, or patio seating area for your Friday night cocktails with your Dad, who … Continue reading




Bring the Feeling of Fall to Your Doorstep

September 21, 2016

This week marks the arrival of fall. Are you ready? Decorate your front porch in a weekend with these simple ideas. Photo by Ivy Deleon We gave the front door a fresh coat of white paint … Continue reading




Take a Colorful Approach to Your Fall Porch

September 13, 2016

“Home is where the heart is.” We’ve all heard the phrase, but in order for me to fully understand it, I first had to overlook my home’s little flaws and embrace its size. When this house … Continue reading




Refreshing Your Porch for Spring

March 25, 2016

Spring is in the air… It’s that time of year again where the sun shines a little longer and the nights of outdoor fun begin. I don’t know about you, but my family loves our … Continue reading




Decorating a Designer Porch for Fall

September 30, 2015

I love this time of the year. Warm days, cool nights, football, fires, soup, pumpkin lattes, colorful leaves, caramel apples, sweaters, pumpkins–everything about the fall is wonderful. Of course, this means I love decorating for fall … Continue reading




4 Fun Ways to Beat the Heat

July 11, 2015

Hot summer days are now upon us, but before you start feeling overwhelmed by the intensity of the passing hours, I’m going to share some ideas on how to refresh and entertain everyone in your … Continue reading




Make Your Fourth of July a Sweet Celebration

June 16, 2015

What colors summer more than red, white and blue? The iconic color trio are decorating many a porch, patio and pathway as the Fourth of July marches patriotically forward. Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design I love seeing … Continue reading




6 Colorful Ideas for Your Outdoor Area

April 2, 2014
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If you own a porch, patio or balcony, you’ll definitely love to get inspired with these outdoor decoration ideas. They are all filled with colors and beautiful accents that will make your area an instant … Continue reading




Celebrate Memorial Day in Red, White and Blue

May 25, 2013

On Memorial Day weekend I will spend the day with family and friends and by attending the Memorial Day Parade. It’s a day to honor our veterans and military families and pay tribute to their … Continue reading