Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Fan - The Frosted Petticoat

Home & Design: Crystal Chandelier Fan

As a first-time homeowner, I have a lot of interior design dreams. Replace the carpet with hardwood floor! Gut the guest bathroom and reconfigure the layout! Enclose the patio with in a French greenhouse design! So many dreams, so little money. So instead, I am focusing on the smallest changes with the most impact. And one small change that can completely transform a room is the lighting. With the help of my lovely friends at Parrot Uncle, I am adding a bit of icing on top of my master bedroom cake with their gorgeous Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Fan. Like any …

Interview with a Designer: Modern New England Cottage

Interview with a Designer: Modern New England Cottage

Guest Contributor: Photographer Heidi Kirn Photographer Heidi Kirn breaks down the design details during her interview with this beautiful home’s interior designer… Q: How would you describe the vibe of the space? A: Traditional New England Cottage with a splash of modern industrial glam. Q:  What was your inspiration for this room?          A:  We drew our inspiration for the look and feel of this renovation from the existing coziness of the original cottage. In integrating these new rooms it was important that they felt as if they had always existed—while adding modernity, flow, light and space …

A Celebration of All Things Autumn

A Celebration of All Things Autumn

Guest Contributor: Judith Soule of Fresh Look Photography As we welcome cooler temperatures, anyone looking to create a cozy atmosphere at their fall weddings will be inspired by this beautiful shoot! Nestled in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Virginia Beach, Church Point Manor may be the definition of “hidden gem”. The venue has a cozy yet sophisticated feel that provided the perfect setting for this boho inspired fall shoot. Coordinated by Hitch & Gather Event Specialists and captured on film by Fresh Look Photography, the rich fall color palette conveys a feeling of leaves falling and temperatures dropping. Beautiful teal …

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Tips to Get The Outside of Your Home Ready for Fall

Image by JamesDeMers from Pixabay The temperatures will start to cool soon, and we’ll notice the falling leaves. All of these serve as a reminder that the fall season is upon us, and all of the things that come along with that. As the seasons change, so do the things that we do in our homes and the needs of our homes change too. Summer might not feel like it is quite over, but it can be a really good time to do some seasonal maintenance, in order to help your home to be in good shape for when fall comes and the …

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Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Image by David Mark from Pixabay If you have the choice, then many of us wouldn’t really spend hours on end at the weekend clearing leaves out of the gutter. But when you are a homeowner and have a home to care for, it is likely to be your biggest investment. So being able to maintain it is a must. However, home maintenance can often feel like a bit of a daunting chore, especially if you are a bit of a reluctant handy-person who doesn’t know their way around a radiator or a boiler. The good news is that all …

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Make Your Home Look Brand New Without Breaking The Bank

Do you want your home to look and feel brand new? Of course, you do, but you might not have a lot of money in your budget to achieve this. It’s not always possible to spend thousands renovating and redecorating our home. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it look bright and new. Here are a few of the possibilities that you should consider to ensure your home looks fantastic even without a lot of spending money.  A Fresh Coat Of Paint  An easy option that certainly won’t break the bank would be to repaint the walls. You …

Home Essentials Emergency Escape Plan with First Alert

Home Essentials: Emergency Escape Plan with First Alert

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. Plan, practice, and repeat your escape plan with First Alert! Home ownership is no joke. From the down payment to the insurance to the actual maintenance, it can be a taxing and time-consuming process. I have been a homeowner a few years now and I am constantly surprised by my learning curve. Lawn care! Vent cleaning! Humidity assessment! Why don’t they teach these things in school?! Admittedly, my windows may be a bit grimy, but there is one home essential that I am not going to neglect… an emergency escape plan. And …

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Eco-Friendly Ways To Defeat Allergies At Home

Photo by Paige Cody on Unsplash Try Natural Remedies When a sneezing fit hits, you will turn to the kitchen cupboard for a pill. Sometimes, the only way to prevent attacks is to use drugs. However, you don’t want to overdo it with the traditional forms of antihistamines as you will develop immunity. Then, the next time you’re in desperate need of relief, the pills won’t work as well or at all. Thankfully, natural remedies exist that are as effective as the pharmaceutical ones. Studies suggest an extract called Ze 339 is as powerful as any antihistamine on the market. Also, Phleum pratense …