3 Easy Place Card Ideas for Easter

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Thank you all so much for your fabulous responses to my last post! I am thankful that we share similar interests and can inspire one another here on this blog. You all provided such wonderful suggestions, and I can’t wait to write about these topics. One suggestion was place card idea­s—both formal and informal! And since Easter is right around …

Fourth of July tablescape

Fourth of July Tablescape How-To

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I always look forward to celebrating the Fourth of July! Don’t get me wrong, I adore the frenzied holiday season that comes later in the year, but partying in a laid-back summer fashion is nice change of pace. My favorite way to make this holiday a casual affair is by mixing and matching china patterns. I also love adding greenery …

My Summer Essential!

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Well it’s here—the summer heat! It’s not yet in full-miserable strength, but it’s showing early teasers of the days ahead. In anticipation of hot Southern summers, Neal and I designed our home to have this one summer essential in every room—a fan! We love air moving, and while it is still a bit cool, we will open the windows and …

Who Can Resist a Cinderella Story?

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The renovations have been revealed! Just as Cinderella arrives at the ball, one of the most historic homes in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been renovated and is now open to the public. The Julian Price House remodel is much more than cosmetic updates; it’s an extensive work of historic preservation and style. The Julian Price Home is a beautiful Tudor-style …

Design The Perfect Guest Room

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I am sure you have guessed by now that I love checked fabric. From the first time I saw the Williamsburg Tavern check fabric, I was hooked. Our guest room has a bay window that overlooks the walled garden. While this is a lovely sight during the day, at night those windows have to be covered. I selected a coral-and-cream …

DiPiano Bathroom

Master Bathroom: My Escape into Serenity

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When we were building our house, Neal and I designed the master bathroom to be the calming escape that I’d retreat to at the end of the day. Many of you always ask about where things come from, so here is the guide to creating a peaceful master bathroom like mine. I like knowing where I can find things when …

Independence Day Décor

Independence Day Décor

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This weekend, I encourage you to invite friends, family and neighbors to enjoy in the holiday festivities. Offering a front-row seat for all the outdoor activities, the front porch is the perfect spot to spend this Independence Day. Whether you are enjoying a BBQ feast or sharing a collection of irresistible snacks, make the most of your celebration with summertime …