Our Favorite Things… Lilacs

Nothing says summer is here like lilacs!  Their beautiful purple and white blooms are wonderfully fragrant and something I look forward to each year.    When in season, I like to cut them in bunches and bring them inside.  The sad part… they only last a short time. To extend the season, we’ve added some beautiful fauxContinue reading “Our Favorite Things… Lilacs”

Quick Tip – Creative Use for an Ice Bucket

When was the last time you used your ice bucket? Is it hidden away until company comes?   It’s time to dig out your beautiful bucket and put it on display.  You’ll quick discover that it makes a lovely vessel for potted flowers and plants. Our Beatriz Ball metal ice buckets loves great with faux potted white agapanthus.Continue reading “Quick Tip – Creative Use for an Ice Bucket”

Our Home Studio Remodel is Complete!

This was a great weekend for the Graham’s as we have finally finished our home studio remodel!  This project took us a while as it kept getting put on the back burner due to other commitments and projects, but this weekend we were able to put the finishing touch on this remodel… hanging the beautiful reclaimedContinue reading “Our Home Studio Remodel is Complete!”

Living Beautifully… La Cadeaux Tableware

I have a weakness for pottery… all kids of pottery and dinnerware.  Although, I carry a variety of patterns in my store,  I always find a pattern or piece that catches my eye on vacation.  I have been known to carry large pottery platters and bowls  through the airport and in my carry-on bags to protectContinue reading “Living Beautifully… La Cadeaux Tableware”

Our Favorite Things… Permanent Succulents

Succulents are quite popular right now, and it’s no surprise as they are one of the most versatile plant options for decorating both inside and outside the home. Today’s permanent succulents are so close to the real thing that you truly cannot tell them apart. Although real succulents are one of the easier plants toContinue reading “Our Favorite Things… Permanent Succulents”

Living Beautifully… Your Home’s Signature Scent

When decorating our homes, we always have our sense of sight and touch in mind.  We create a room that is visually beautiful, and fill it with a variety of textures in our furnishings, accessories and textiles. One other important element to considering when designing your home is your home’s scent.  A beautiful room layeredContinue reading “Living Beautifully… Your Home’s Signature Scent”

Easy and Natural Holiday Decor… Wreaths that keep it simple

I find that I’m favoring wreaths filled with simple greenery and natural accents this season. Angel vine and simple ribbon make a lovely accent on this wood slant tray. You can’t go wrong with evergreen, pine cones and magnolia leaves for relaxed, classic style. Silver ornaments and bits of hydrangea dress up an evergreen wreath.Continue reading “Easy and Natural Holiday Decor… Wreaths that keep it simple”

Easy and Natural Holiday Decor… Twigs and Branches

Twigs and branches bring a great organic touch to holiday decor. We use a variety of evergreen, cotton and floral branches, along with bottles and stone, to create natural looking vignettes in our store and at home too!

Our Favorite Things… Rustic Wood Slat Tray

Love these large wood slat trays – the warmth the reclaimed wood and texture of the wooden slats amps up the style factor of this service tray.  Whether adorning a large dining able (put this piece under your centerpiece or fill it with candles for an eye-catching centerpiece); or hang it on wall with aContinue reading “Our Favorite Things… Rustic Wood Slat Tray”

Transitioning Your Home from Summer to Fall – Part 1

The morning air is a bit crisper and days a bit shorter as fall starts to settle in around us.  The change of seasons is good time to embark on those indoor and outdoor tasks that may have been neglected over the summer months. A good bi-annual clean-up is a great idea and gets someContinue reading “Transitioning Your Home from Summer to Fall – Part 1”