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Marion painted the living-room walls red to add warmth, passion and drama to the space.

House Tour: The Personality in International Fusion Decor, Part 1

In a recent post, we introduced you to interior designer Marion Hartwich, whose expertise in international fusion flair provided tips for classic French outdoor dining. Now, take a tour through her gorgeous romantic-style home and see how she puts her … Continue reading

Great flea market finds, such as these antique French doors, can add style and separation to a space.

How to Add Romance with Antique Doors and Windows

  Doors and windows are an important design feature in your home, but they can serve many more functions than what they were designed for. Flea market finds like antique doors or shuttered window frames can be great additions to … Continue reading

As with everything French, appearance and a touch of romance can enhance both food and atmosphere.

9 Ingredients for French-Style Outdoor Dining

  Marion Hartwich, oft-traveled interior designer, has a style she calls “fusion” rather than eclectic. Many of her design choices in her home have evolved from her time spent living in Europe as well as both U.S. coasts. Using her … Continue reading

Joining drama and warmth with your personal style touches can create a cozy room that says 'you' to your guests.

Add Drama and Personal Flair to a Living Room

  Rooms in your home serve dual purposes, many often doubling as a living space for you and a comfortable place to receive guests. Creating a room that is simultaneously cozy and true to your individual style can be difficult … Continue reading

Bring the indoors out: quilts and pillows add a homey feel to this garden bench.

7 Easy Steps to Romantic Outdoor Entertaining

  Garden parties are a light, casual affair, but just because your guests will be enjoying themselves outside doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your style. With a few choice details, you can translate elements of your romantic home decor … Continue reading

Colorful and cheery, this summer inspired table is perfect for summer celebrations.

5 Tips for a Colorful Summer Party

  Summer isn’t over yet, so make sure your next celebration is as colorful and cheery as the season itself. Use bright colors, fun patterns and a relaxed attitude to create a truly summer inspired celebration. Follow these five tips … Continue reading

Set a romantic garden table by combining textures and treaures from your garden and home.

Set a Romantic Garden Table for Summer

Romantic gardens beg for outdoor entertaining, especially in the summertime. Create the perfect outdoor dining room by setting a garden table that is as functional as it is romantic.   Textures Table cloths are not limited to the house. Drape … Continue reading

Whimsical garden decor will take a planter from simple greenery to romantic outdoor living space.

Easy Decor for a Romantic Garden

  Turn your garden into more than a home for peonies, make it a romantic garden by adding the right décor in the right places. Picket fences, terra cotta pots and old watering cans add romantic charm when nestled within your … Continue reading

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Decades of Decorating

One cottage is the result of decades of decorating and passionate collecting. Rose Hicks’ 1930s stone cottage in the Texas Hill Country hamlet of Fredericksburg is a cross between timeless beauty and comfort. Delicate creams and whites abound. Children and … Continue reading


Timeless Style

The Island Inn in Sanibel Island, Florida, is a quiet destination that honors the appeal of beach life. A recent renovation brings a modern feel into its timeless style. Time travel is always an alluring idea,and there are ways to … Continue reading

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Vintage Country Farmhouse

How one couple transformed their new home into a vintage country farmhouse. In 2005, Becky Cunningham and her husband, Shannon, jumped at his parents’ offer to build a new home for their family on 16 acres outside their rural Louisiana … Continue reading


Vintage Glamper

A trailer is restored to create new memories on the road as a vintage glamper. Recalling fond memories as a child in her parents’ trailer, Sharin Louis—with a knack for DIY projects and an “I can do that” attitude—decided to … Continue reading


New Orleans Style

Designer Elizabeth Gibney throws in some New Orleans style and romance in colonial Old Town Alexandria. When New Orleans native Elizabeth Gibney moved to Northern Virginia she wanted to honor her Louisiana roots. “I bought an Italianate Victorian townhouse in … Continue reading


10 Tips for Displaying Your Collections

10 tips for displaying your collections with ease and beauty. So now that you’ve accumulated all these great finds, how do you display your pieces without them looking like an aisle at the Salvation Army? Use these 10 tips for … Continue reading