My Summer Essential!

Phyllis Décor 9 Comments

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 …

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 …

A Heavenly Blue And White Home - Southern Style Spring 2017

A Heavenly Blue And White Home

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Blue and white runs in my veins! I love anything blue and white. I wanted to share with you a story that was published in the Spring 2017 Southern Style. It makes me smile just looking at the photos of this blue and white home. I share my love of blue and white with the owner and designer of this …

top three posts 2016 - The Ribbon In My Journal - Hoffman Media

Our Top Three Posts From 2016

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I can’t believe another year has flown by! Now that I’ve taken a moment to slow down and reflect on 2016, I am amazed at all of the wonderful projects and blessings that took place. I know I cant say it often enough, but I’m truly thankful for every reader and every life the Hoffman Media staff influences with our …

Bold and Elegant Tea China

Bold and Elegant Tea China

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I very much enjoy a good cup of tea, and I especially enjoy a beautiful set of Tea China to accompany the occasion. My attention was quickly drawn to the elegant Royal Albert Lady Hamilton china pattern, while flipping through the pages of TeaTime magazine’s January February issue. Truly, any way this tea set is styled, the bold and elegant …

Holiday Decorating

Holiday Decorating Tips from Southern Home Magazine

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By Lynn Terry Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, and truly an opportunity for our homes to look their best as we welcome family and friends. If you haven’t started your holiday decorating and need a jumpstart, let me offer a few easy tips to help put your home in the holiday spirit! We are fortunate to live …