The trials of decorating for an 8-year-old boy

Marian ParsonsBoy's Bedroom, Decorating, My House, Room Makeovers

Decorating for kids is hard.  I’m learning that as I’m working with my eight-year-old on transforming the guest room into his room.  We have conversations about it that go something like this… “So, let’s talk about your room, bud, and how you would like it to look.” “Okay.” “What colors would you like?” “Ummm… Red, green, black, gray, orange, blue. … Read More

styling the girl’s vintage bedroom

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Room Makeovers

When I was a little kid, my favorite toy was my dollhouse.  I enjoyed living out the imaginary lives of the little people who resided there, but my favorite part was arranging and rearranging the furniture.  Even building “additions” with metal lebkuchen tins to make room for more furniture. I carried that into my teen years when I rearranged and … Read More

Pine Cone Hill Giveaway

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Room Makeovers

When I revealed my parent’s bedroom makeover a couple of weeks ago, I shared that I would be hosting a giveaway for some Pine Cone Hill bedding and here it is! Pine Cone Hill furnished the bedding for this room makeover and offered to give away one Boyfriend Matelasse Coverlet in the color and size of your choosing to one … Read More

Kim’s coastal bedroom | installing the built-ins

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Room Makeovers

  The room makeover for my mom and dad is finally nearing completion!  I am planning to photograph the finished room later this week. We finally got over the biggest hurdle in the room, the built-ins. I have assisted Jeff with building cabinets and shelves and I felt like it was something my dad and I could tackle, even though … Read More

Kim’s coastal bedroom | non-chippy milk paint

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Room Makeovers

I love the look of paint that has been worn with time.  Chips, flakes, rubbed areas that reveal the warm patina of the wood underneath. It just speaks to me. But, I know some people look at those pieces and wonder when you’re going to repaint or refinish them.  It’s just not a look that is up everyone’s alley.  My … Read More

Sally’s farmhouse living room | the before

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Room Makeovers

I mentioned taking on a second makeover as I’m finishing up the one for my mom, but I haven’t had the chance to sit down, give it some focused thought (and edit the pictures I took back before Thanksgiving!)  As I said, my services are free, but slow. While I haven’t sat down with a blank piece of paper to … Read More