Category Archives: Interior Design

Decorating Your Home With Photos – Mixing Frames Formally

This post is a few weeks late because we went on vacation and then had the crazy oh we are back from vacation and need to catch up on everything week. I typically really need a vacation after recovering from vacation, man it is tiring! But I’m back and this week I wanted to talk...

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Decorating Your Home with Photos – My Staircase Gallery

It’s a classic that is always in style, practically any movie you can find featuring a home shows this and it is an American staple in decorating I think. What am I talking about, the family wall gallery on the stairs of course! Next to the family portrait over the fireplace this is the display...

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Decorating Your Home with Photos – Why?

His voice almost turns into a squeal as he says, “That’s Mommy and Daddy and Bubba!” It’s the same routine everyday as we walk down the hallway from nap time or first thing on weekend mornings when they get to snuggle in Mommy & Daddy’s bed. They point to the photos on the walls and...

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My Home : Fireplace Bookcase Built Ins

It’s the story of our fireplace bookcase built ins! This post is long with lots of photos, if you love DIY then you will love this :). There is a mix of in progress iphone photos along with final finished product photos at the end. From the moment I first saw the listing for our...

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