The Makings of a Beautiful Life

"Take time to enjoy the little things like a cup of tea."Carrie Cooke Ketterman may be living in the wrong decade. Or even the wrong century. Or maybe, she's here to remind us that all things modern aren't all things beautiful.How many of us have dreamed of owning a new home? Filled with new furniture, new appliances, and the trendiest of decor? Guilty. But Carrie has quite a different take on creating a beautiful home, and for that matter, a beautiful life. And it starts with "I thrifted that."Carrie and her husband repainted this hunting [...]

By |2017-10-06T08:30:00-04:00October 6, 2017|Living Beautifully|

Let Go of Things: Create A Space that Nourishes

By Keri FoyThe chair Lyn is sitting in is one from a pair of chairs that belonged to her mother who was also an interior designer.Photos by Melissa Donald Take the things you adore and arrange them in a way that fosters harmony in your home.Art fills the walls of Lyn Mabry's home in the Highlands. One long hallway stretches from one end of the house to the other, but instead of feeling expansive and empty, it functions as a canvas to display the watercolors, photography, and art Lyn has picked up around the world.Located at [...]

By |2017-09-08T17:30:00-04:00September 8, 2017|Living Beautifully|

Does a Home Renovation Mean Total Chaos?

[et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.0.47"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.2.2"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47"][et_pb_post_title author="off" comments="off" featured_image="off" _builder_version="3.2.2" title_font="|700|||||||" title_font_size="37px"][/et_pb_post_title][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.0.48" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47"][et_pb_image align="center" force_fullwidth="on" admin_label="Featured Image" _builder_version="3.19.18" src=""][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.0.48" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.19.18"]If to you a home renovation conjures up images of wreckage and constant stress, you’re not alone. Through the growing pains of your house morphing into something you love, Paige Rhodes proves you can keep your sanity and enjoy the space. This food blogger, who is currently in the churn of a home renovation, shares her tips for surviving with grace. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.0.48" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" [...]

By |2019-03-06T12:47:00-05:00March 28, 2017|Home Decor, Living Beautifully|

Less is More…Beautiful

The secret this professional home stager is willing to share.By Keri Foy Doesn’t it feel good to get back to the basics? To purge? To focus on streamlining your life, your calendar and your home?When asked about living beautifully, Jill Gaynor, owner of Home Staging Specialists, could have ponied up design tips. She could have listed her favorite decor shops or shared her favorite tranquility-inducing wall paint colors.But she didn’t. Her answer was short — live simply. “Less is more,” says Jill. Clutter and chaos in your home provide an inroad to bring clutter and [...]

By |2017-02-17T09:30:00-05:00February 17, 2017|Living Beautifully|
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