How Drapes Make a Difference in a Home

By Keri Foy Same as how accessories pull together an outfit, fabrics put the finishing touch on a home. "It's like the jewels for a woman's evening gown," says Vanessa Yates, co-owner, with her mother Marybeth Crouch, of Draped in Style, a window treatment design firm in Louisville's Norton Commons. "I love specifically what we do in interior design. It just completes a home." If you're looking at ways to feel more at ease in your home, take some cues from this mother-daughter design team. "One of our clients said that her job as a [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:17:09-04:00March 2, 2018|Living Beautifully|

Living Beautifully with What Others Discard

By Megan M. Seckman Tracy Heightchew comes from a long line of junk collectors. Her grandfather was fond of salvaging scrap metal and took young Tracy out to sift through his heap for a hidden treasure. Her grandmother was an extreme yard saler who stockpiled a potpourri of Depression-era oddities. They loved old things, and their amassed collections left a forever mark on young Tracy. “I am very close to my grandparents and grew up around their salvaging in Pleasureville, Kentucky. I have carried on the tradition of pulling stuff from the garbage. I love [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:17:09-04:00February 9, 2018|Living Beautifully|

A Bold Home for Her Travels

By Megan M. Seckman Take a step into Diane Kelton’s patio home and you take a step into her sense of adventure. You will not see the president of Baptist East Milestone Wellness Center fretting over clutter or shades of taupe with a designer. You will never hear her describe her style as “minimalist” or even “coordinated.” No, living beautifully to Diane is something a bit more vibrant, a bit more daring, a bit more characteristic of life itself — bold and busy. Living beautifully, in Diane’s domain, doesn’t really have a label or a [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:17:09-04:00January 30, 2018|Living Beautifully|

Celebrate the New Year Disco Style!

By Keri Foy  How Tracy Shacklette transformed her basement into a room that celebrates life and creates a VIP experience for her friends and family. While no bouncer guards the door to Tracy Shacklette's glamorous basement, you feel like you're descending into a swanky and modern cocktail bar complete with a VIP list. Tracy used lots of texture when designing the space. Photos by Melissa Donald  The space features white couches, a white floor with 24k gold flecks, gold chain link curtains, and a disco ball. It's the space where you want to turn on [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:17:09-04:00January 28, 2018|Living Beautifully|

Five Great Ideas for Your Home During the Holidays

By Keri FoyAmanda suggests replacing older holiday decor with newer items for an updated look. Photos by Melissa Donald Amanda Book at Madhouse in New Albany believes a beautiful home is more than what lines the shelves. It's about weaving layers together that quell the chaos in your life.Amanda has great advice for women who want that festive feel during the holiday season without spending two weekends redecorating their home.1. Buy a candle. Amanda's favorite candles during the holidays are Thymes Frasier Fir and Thymes Gingerbread Cookie.2. Declutter. If you haven't put a certain Christmas decoration [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:17:09-04:00December 8, 2017|Living Beautifully|

Creating Beautiful Spaces

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text]By Keri Foy Women with a knack for design and a can-do attitude often find themselves helping other people make their homes just as beautiful as their own. Over time, people notice, the design-savvy opinions are solicited, and a career path emerges. For Jen Hohl, owner of Custom Refinished Decor, the trek of her calling began on Oak Street in Old Louisville. She and her husband Dean rented an office in a building that housed not only their offices, but also three apartments. When the owner was ready to sell, the couple jumped. After [...]

By |2020-04-07T15:32:25-04:00November 10, 2017|Living Beautifully|
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