August 2009

Green Home Tour: Greenhaven Show House in Marietta, GA Thumbnail

Last week, I was admittedly feeling a little uninspired and in desperate need of a few shots of creative juice. So on Saturday, the family and I made a day trip to Marietta, GA, about an hour and a half away, to seek out some of that needed inspiration — and we found that and [...]

Take Me Away to Marrakesh: Moroccan Inspired Table Thumbnail

My design sensibilities are typically very modern. Clean lines, single colors and simplicity are the hallmarks of most of the items that catch my eye. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, and lately, I’ve really been intrigued by Moroccan design. The jewel tones, juxtaposition of many colors in the same space, comfy floor [...]

An Eye for Buried Treasure: Vintage Finds from Three Potato Four Thumbnail

There is an art to discovering beautiful vintage treasures. It takes not just an eye for beautiful, well-worn pieces, but a discernment for what items have value now. It’s about more than just browsing thrift stores and yard sales hoping to stumble upon something of value. I should know — I’ve tried that method. If [...]

Beautiful, but Not Very Green: Concerto Mirrored Bedroom Suite Thumbnail

As my husband and I search for a place of our own after several years of living with family members, I now face the task of remembering what we have sitting in storage. Suffice it to say our taste has changed quite a bit in the last few years. I’d like to think mine has [...]

Green Steals of the Week: Huge Reductions on Nurseryworks Furniture Thumbnail

Small though they may be, children are expensive to raise, sometimes more so when you’re trying to raise them with green values. So when I find Nurseryworks eco-friendly furniture on sale for 50-70% off, I take notice. I’ve had my eye on the Nurseryworks Storytime Bookcase, top left, and Vale Headboard for quite some time [...]