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7 Beautiful Bedroom Makeovers by Designer, Katie Rosenfeld

Beautiful Green & White Bedroom

Welcome to the 344th Metamorphosis Monday! Every now and then I come across a designer whose work is so unique and so cleverly done, I think to myself, this is a designer I could just turn loose in my house and say, do your thing! I don't give up control easily, I'm a bit of control freak when it comes to my home, but Katie's work makes my heart sing! In an interview I read at Coastal Living, Katie Rosenfeld explains that she grew up in … [Continue Reading...]

What I’m Loving For Fall & Halloween

Heritage Platter

We've been having some really wonderful fall-like days here lately. It's hard to believe this is August because it has felt more like October. How has it been where you live?  I've been throwing the doors to the porch open every morning, letting all that cool morning air into the house, then I close them around 10:00 when it starts to warm up a little. With the cool temps, I'm starting to think about fall and Halloween. I'm not saying you … [Continue Reading...]

A Seafood Boil + 5 More Tablescapes

Seafood Table Setting

Welcome to the 362nd Tablescape Thursday! When I visited Cresswind on Lake Lanier with a friend recently, each home had a pretty table setting inside. Let's check them out! Now this is the way to start the day, with a breakfast of croissants, fruit, wine and chocolate! :)   Notice how they tucked the spoon under the napkin ring for the bowl of beans cereal. Interesting, huh?   A lovely table mixing green with … [Continue Reading...]

Tour Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban’s Bunya Hill Home in Sutton Forest Australia

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban's Bunya Hill Farmhouse, Sutton Forest, Australia

Nicole Kidman and her husband, Keith Urban, a well-known and talented Country Singer/Artist, have a home in Tennessee. Did you know that? I never realized that until recently. But where do they live when they are at home in Australia? Today we're taking a little tour of Nicole and Keith's wonderful home in Sutton Forest, Australia, located in the New South Wales precinct. Their home is a true historic treasure! Vogue Magazine has a cute … [Continue Reading...]

In The BNOTP Library: Southern Living Style

Southern Living Style

This book was suggested by a reader of BNOTP earlier this year. After checking it out and reading the reviews, I ordered it. It's by Editors at Southern Living Magazine so I knew it was going to be filled with beautiful rooms!   In the BNOTP Library: Southern Living Style Author: Editors of Southern Living Magazine   3 Things I Like About This Book: This is definitely a "how-to-decorate" book. It's filled with … [Continue Reading...]

Retiring to Cresswind on Lake Lanier

Woven Dining Chairs

A good friend of mine has put her home up for sale in anticipation of retiring in the not-so-distant future. She's eyeing a move to a nearby retirement community named Cresswind, located on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia. Recently, she asked if I'd ride up to Cresswind with her to look at a couple of the homes she is considering buying. They have model homes you can walk through to get an idea about furniture placement, etc... We ended up … [Continue Reading...]

Packing For An African Safari

Dooney & Bourke Safari Giraffe Print Bucket Bag

Welcome to the 343rd Metamorphosis Monday! This isn't exactly a metamorphosis but in a way it is since it's a drastic change from how I would normally pack for vacation or a trip. I guess you can call it a luggage metamorphosis. When I travel to Africa in a few weeks, I'll be traveling via "light aircraft" on two different occasions. On the smaller planes, suitcases with pull-handles and wheels are not allowed. The luggage has to be able to … [Continue Reading...]

In The BNOTP Library: At Home With Country

At Home With Country by Christina Strutt

Christina Strutt, a former stylist for vogue and the shop owner of Cabbages & Roses in Chelsea, London, is the author of several beautiful books including the one I'm sharing from my library today.   In the BNOTP Library: At Home With Country Author: Christina Strutt 3 Things I Like About This Book: I love a lot of different decorating styles and the beautiful homes featured in this book are lovely. The fabrics are … [Continue Reading...]

Africa Bound: A Visit To Mahali Mzuri and Giraffe Manor

Mahali Mzuri in Africa 08

In December of last year, I posted about a magical place called Giraffe Manor. Ever since then I've been obsessed with the idea of one day visiting the manor and seeing the endangered Rothschild giraffes in person.   How much fun would it be to breakfast with giraffes! I've actually thought about it so much, I've started dreaming about it! Have you ever thought about a place so much you, you visited it in your … [Continue Reading...]

Pretty in Pink: A Princess Themed Baby Shower Tablescape

Princess Themed Baby Shower in Pink 11

Welcome to the 361st Tablescape Thursday! I don't often have the opportunity to post table settings created for a baby shower, so I'm so excited to share the wonderful tables Elena recently put together in celebration of the birth of her 2 month old niece, Iris Maria.   Elena said, "I went over the top with a girly-girl pink princess baby shower. By the way, both men and women were invited to this girly girl … [Continue Reading...]

In The BNOTP Library: The Scented Room

The Scented Room by Barbara Milo Ohrbach

One of most favorite authors is Barbara Milo Ohrbach, all her books are wonderful. Todays book from the BNOTP library is one that will appeal to anyone who loves gardening and crafting, or just enjoys the beauty and fragrance of flowers.   In the BNOTP Library: The Scented Room Author: Barbara Milo Ohrbach 3 Things I Like About This Book: Barbara describes the purpose of this book as, "How to incorporate the fragrance as … [Continue Reading...]

What I’m Loving & Some Good News!

Travel Carry-on Rolling Bag With Travel Pillow

Good news! Williams-Sonoma brought back their tartan bedding! Last year several folks emailed or left comments upset because this bedding sold out so quickly at the Williams-Sonoma Home website. After talking with an associate in one of the WS stores, I had high hopes that they would bring it back and they did! You'll find it on their website here: Tartan Bedding   I purchased several Williams-Sonoma tartan tablecloths on eBay last … [Continue Reading...]