Design your LIFE not just your home.
I believe in lots of white slipcovers and a Chlorox bleach pen!
There's nothing like coming home to a cottage by the sea.
I believe in simple decor and natural materials like cotton, seagrass, burlap, linen, seashells, candles, and fresh cut foilage.
Home should be a SANCTUARY filled with your favorite things.
Simple designs are the most beautiful.
It really is five-o-clock somewhere!
Mandatory reading: "A Gift From the Sea" Anne Morrow Lindbergh; "Simplify Your Life" Elaine St. James; "Simple Abundance" Sarah Ban Breathnach; everything by Alexandra Stoddard and every issue of "Coastal Living"- (I actually think I have them ALL.)
Every room needs a touch of black.
Count your blessings everyday.
Do what you love and it will never be work.
Flea Markets are fun, thrift shops are thrilling and Homegoods is heavenly.
Everyone needs a giant straw beach hat.
You can paint ANYTHING- really, I have done it!
Accessories are EVERYTHING.
You can never have too many decorative pillows.
Get a basket for your bike.
Decorating "trends" are for the birds...follow your heart.
GOD is GOOD...sometimes we just don't know what he is up to!