I started dating my husband during the holidays. The first time I visited his childhood home it was as if I stepped through the front door, directly into a Christmas card. His big brick house was decorated for Christmas and…

Roses are a little bit like celebrities. Both have a reputation for being mysterious, elusive and a little bit fussy, and yet somehow they are available everywhere—even in the grocery store checkout line. But take a closer look at this…

Homeowners have always loved bringing a bit of the outdoors in. We find inspiration for our paint colors from the great outdoors, and select fabrics decorated with nature’s creatures. It should be no surprise then that when it comes to…

It’s the time we’ve been waiting for. Summer is the season to be outside,  to let our homes extend gracefully out into our yards and onto porches, patios and decks. This year, take advantage of this extra outdoor space by making…

When I first met Lynchburg native Brooke Pettyjohn in the summer of 1997, she was out on her porch painting that quintessential piece of Americana: a white picket fence. With visions of Tom Sawyer toiling in my head, I was…