December 2016

Gift wrap drawer detail

Simple Storage Solutions: Organize A Drawer

If you’re feeling a little mid holiday season slump or early winter cabin fever, give yourself a sense of purpose by resolving to bring a bit of organization…

Modern English with cinnamon stick in coup glass with gin

Entertaining Ideas: Holiday cocktails

Whether you’re hosting a holiday bash or just snuggling with your sweetie, these flavor-filled cocktails are the ideal way to warm your winter evenings.   The Modern English…

Condiments and sauces on butch block with assorted crackers

Entertaining Ideas: Top-Tier Toppings

Add color and flavor to your holiday charcuterie or cheese board with these tasty spreads and toppings. Bonus: many of these recipes are large enough to share. They…

Antipasto with crackers, cheese and olives on wooden cheese board

Entertaining Ideas: Top Shelf Salsas

Salsas are always a hit on an appetizer buffet or antipasto tray. This holiday season, try a fresh alternative to the jarred stuff that’s loaded with sodium and…

Tubside bath cabinet

Gracious Hosting: A Holiday-Ready Bathroom

With guests arriving for the holidays, it’s a good idea to kit out your bathroom or guest bath with them in mind. Keep everything tubside within arm’s length…

Vintage bedroom crop

Easy DIY Ideas: A Very Vintage Guestroom

Give a plain-Jane guestroom some vintage character with linens, accents, and repurposed furnishings—just in time for holiday visitors. Our antique quilt has inspired us again (you may remember…

Country style dining room detail

Designer Secrets: Mix Pattern Like a Pro

Pattern is the easiest way to add character to a room. The important thing is to ensure a visual rhythm.   It’s always easiest to start with one…

Blue, Yellow and Neutral living room detail

Decorating Makeover: Add Color in Three Easy Stages

Decorating shouldn’t be intimidating, but it can seem overwhelming if you’re contemplating a whole-room redo all at once. Give yourself a break and the permission to go about…