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  1. Cindy Zack says:

    Hi Kate! Well, you must have set up residence in my brain. We are building a new house in NC to be near family. I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on trendy, beach items. No more! Timeless is the way I’m going and it’s such a relief! It’s just right ! Thanks for a bit of confirmation !! Best, Cindy

  2. Marianne Pickett says:

    Inspiring !

  3. Annie wood says:

    I am a semi retired designer.
    I don’t think our excitement and love of design can ever let us stop completely!
    Your ideas are spot on, love everything you have to offer.

  4. Enjoyed your post. Thank you for all your suggestions that have encouraged me.
    We have a slate walk-in shower (goes to top of our 9-foot ceiling) that is beautiful but needs attention after 20 years. Yesterday we got an estimate to replace the slate with tile. The man immediately objected to us replacing the state. Said too unusual and unique. His suggestion was that we keep the slate above the waterline and replace the lower with a complimentary porcelain tile and maybe little rocks to divide the slate and tile and use same rock for the floor, I am so excited, as I was depressed having to get rid of all the slate. He was the first estimate willing to go the extra mile to keep part of it. We even have slate columns to the ceiling. on corners of shower. Now the challenge is to find a tile that will compliment and not look added.

  5. I have had the same bedroom furniture for over thirty years. It actually matched our waterbed. That’s how old it is. It’s heavy wood and it’s brown tone. And I have thought about sanding and painting it. But I’ve never done it. I guess it will go to the grave with me. I did just get a new sofa. I bought a yellow gold color. And I love it. We had an old greenish gray sleeper sofa. The bed broke and then the sofa was not ever really that comfortable. I love my new sofa. We have brown flooring, brown shelves. So I needed some color.. I was going to buy a white slip covered sofa . But we have three small dogs and my daughter talked me out of it. Now I just try to keep the cushions and the back covered with a blanket. We live in Georgia and this orange mud isn’t easy to get off. So far so good.

    1. That’s exactly why I didn’t get a white sofa for the family room. I don’t think it would have fared well. I also have a lot of brown and I find breaking it up with white and light accessories like pillows keeps it from seeming like EVERYTHING is brown. Glad you love your new sofa. That’s what it’s all about…making yourself happy!