Walking into Bridgett Swindle's Greenbrier, Tennessee, home is like stepping back in time -- and not just to 2002 when she and her husband finished building their antiques-filled sanctuary. How does she make her 21st-century house feel like a Colonial primitive paradise? Here are five of her best ideas:
Discover ways to coordinate your holiday decor all through the house.
As Melanie Curl of Bolivar, Missouri, has learned, accumulating vintage kitchen utensils and cutlery isnít the hard part of creating a theme. After all, they tend to be small and relatively inexpensive. But theyíre also oddly shaped and often unwieldy, which makes displaying them a challenge. Here are some ideas to spark your imagination:
Vintage goods can give your home a unique, lighthearted appeal. Here are some of Arlington Heights, Illinois, homeowner Stacey Remikerís tips for decorating with these items:
Working with a neutral palette is anything but boring when you choose accents with quiet colors and bold textures. Here are some of Susan Taggart's best tips for decorating with shades of white:
Blend reproductions with period antiques to create a decor-driven lifestyle.
Encourage a sense of nostalgia this holiday season with these hints for inviting in antique- and vintage-inspired accessories.
Learn how to make the most of autumn's bountiful textures and colors with these smart tips.
Introduce cozy country character to your own home, whatever its age or architectural design.