rearranging the studio

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Home Studio, My House, Organizing34 Comments

The very nature of a creative space dictates that it has to be dynamic.  My furniture and belongings are accustomed to being maneuvered and shuffled around, but that’s doubly true for the stuff in my studio.  Each new artistic endeavor or novel idea can put new demands on the space.  It usually starts in stacks and messy corners, but then it … Read More

antique german wardrobe

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds, Guest Room, My House, Room Makeovers53 Comments

Before I share the wardrobe, I have to confess that I have been completely distracted by my obsession with my upcoming trip to France and Italy.  I very rarely use the word obsessed about anything, but it’s true.  I have been engrossed, consumed, and beset with all things having to do with this trip.  It’s where my daydreams drift and … Read More

foyer & staircase plans

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, My House, Room Makeovers46 Comments

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been focusing my home improvement efforts on the main floor of our home over our first year here.  I’ve done a little bit of painting in the basement and worked on the master bedroom (mostly because of our collaboration with Sleep Number), but aside from that, our money, time, and elbow grease have been focused … Read More

fluffing & organizing

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, My House, Organizing25 Comments

I usually blog in “real time”, but I did a slew of projects one right after the other over the past few weeks that I missed a few of the smaller things that happened in between the bigger things.  Giving something a total makeover is the flashy part, but sometimes it’s the little details that follow, the fluffing and organizing, … Read More