Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring in My Garden

For those of you that have not heard, my computer somehow lost all my blogging pictures ! I just don't have the heart to start over . . . so I am going to sign off for awhile. I want to thank all my faithful followers, I have enjoying getting to know you so much. Blogging was something that I never thought I would ever do, but to my surprise , I found that I liked it very much.
I am in the process of doing some updating in my house, the stone wall in the foyer, a few things in the master bedroom and the family room. I am sure I will want to share these projects when I am done, so I will be around from time to time. I will also want to show up dated photos of my little tater bug . . . so bear with me. I have started a new file, and when I get enough images to continue, I may post again from time to time.
Again, thanks everyone. Vicky

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Meet Ms. Millie

This is Ms. Millie, she is my daughter Leah's dog. Millie is a 5 year old ,ten pound, Russian Tsvetnya Bolonka, she came from a S.C. Rescue. She is the best little thing, housebroke, crate trained, purse trained . . . I wanted to do this post to remind everyone that the dogs needing homes through rescue programs are great dogs . Leah got her on Sat. and she has been perfect. We found her on Pet Finders. These dogs are not free! But when you consider that all the puppy work has already been done, all medical has been taken care of, it is a great deal !

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Seek Balance

Scale, balance and rhythm are a designers best friend. Without these basic guidelines a space just will not be pleasing. Do the rest of you think this settee is a bit small for it's surroundings, or is it just me?

Creating symmetry with similar yet different objects will make a more interesting decor. Notice the silver mirror balances the silver candle sticks on the other side. The two pieces on each side of the sink are very close to the same size ect.

Move the eye around the room with color. Here we go from the chair to the drape, to the pillows , the flowers and then back to the other chair .

Look around your own castle, is one of these elements off anywhere? Check again . . . What's calling your name?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Design Lesson

Do you know what it is yet?

Still guessing?

"A simple grouping of anything, is interesting to look at."

Sunday, April 4, 2010


The Kitchen is often called the "Heart of the Home." For most families, this is the place we do most of our living and our entertaining. This is the place that will sell a home, or keep the buyers away. Therefore it is very important to keep your kitchen "updated", know what the trends are for this space. Right now open shelves and baskets are popular.

Some are shying away from upper cabinets, letting more sunshine in with larger windows. I love the way this looks, but as I continue to grow older, getting things out from lower cabinets is harder everyday. I wonder if this trend will last . . .

Often you will find that the island is a different color from the rest of the cabinets . Yes, the kitchen of today's home is the star player in the entire house. No longer is the cook stuck in a corner by themselves. We now have open floor plans with the kitchen as a focal .

I have heard that the popular "white" kitchen is going out. . . I don't know about that, it seems everyone considers a white kitchen a " classic ," time will tell . . .

I have always favored a galley style kitchen for ease of use. I love this one with it's wood floors and simple design. What kind of kitchen do you prefer? Where do you think design is going for this most important space?