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Antlers In The Mountains And Your Living Room

I am an animal lover.  Love the deer...don’t shoot me.  They are gorgeous creatures.  I hope many of you agree with me. With them shedding their antlers naturally, it is wonderful to find them for your home and make them as striking as when they crown a buck. Some ideas?...

My Own Holiday Decor…Non-Traditional And Happy

It's October 1st and time to think about the winter holidays!?!  Well that is what we did when the lovely writer Gloria Gale and photographer Jason Dailey stepped into my home in JULY!  That's right...this is what my house looked like in July of 2010. Speaking of, many of you...

Our Baths Feautured In KC Home Design Magazine

The always stunning Kansas City Home Design Magazine interviewed me on bath design for this month's issue on all of the wonderful trends and exciting ideas that are so fresh and "today."  Such spaces can be so luxurious and beautiful.  The opportunities are limited only by your imagination!  I...

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Wallpaper How-To’s…How To Make It Gorgeous!

While the thought of wallpaper makes some people scream, for you, I hope it will bring squeals of delight!  It is back in full force and with so many gorgeous papers out there to choose from, they are just starting to make just paint look, well, not as exciting. ...

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Swatch Botch? How To Choose Paint Colors

Dear Jill, I love the colorful rooms I see in magazines but when I try to imitate them I fall short.   My house now looks embarrassing. Should I just go all beige?  Help! - Leslie in Overland Park, KS BEFORE: From gold to a... AFTER: ...soft, jeweled turquoise. Hi...

Lamps! How Do You Pick? Ask Jill…

Hey, Jill! I have been wanting to find some really pretty lamps for my living room.  I have gone all over the city only to be disappointed.  I never found any lamps that really caught my eye and of the few that I liked a little, how do I know...

Ask Jill: Help! My House Is Dull…

Jill, I put my holiday decor away, and now my poor main floor looks dead.  I bought new furnishings that looked great in the showroom, but have proven to be mistakes.  I just want my home to be beautiful and romantic.  It’s still so blah.  Any ideas?  Help! –...

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A Fun Resolution For You And Your Home

Take a group of "BEFORE" shots of your entire home!  As your life shifts and changes, as your family grows, as you make your home more beautiful, there is nothing more fun than seeing the changes...measuring them.  Pulling out the "BEFORE" photos can do that!  See how far you...

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Before You Move Art Into Your Home, It Should Move You

People ask me all the time about how to select art for their home.  I have one answer, it must "move" you! I am not a big believer that art must "match" a room.  One thing I love in a great interior design, is when art stands on it's own. ...

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A Beautiful Home With Children and Pets? Yes!

Having kiddos...with two legs and/or four, just adds to your desire to live in a beautiful home.  A gorgeous home is the perfect backdrop to enjoy, love on and take photos of them all.  But to enjoy your home with them living there too, you have to be able...

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Decor For Kids, A Fun Christmas Advent Idea That Starts Today!

Helloooooo December! This is such a wonderful time of year for looking back at my wonderful Christmas memories as a child...counting presents under the tree with my brother, making press cookies with my mother in her gold and avocado floral apron and getting that special holiday tree ornament every...