home tour, Uncategorized / 31.01.2019

If you saw my previous post, then you might remember that one of my goals for this year is to get organized. For us, that doesn't only mean organizing spice drawers and linen closets, but to get the rooms in our house finished. There will always be a project of course, but my focus is to get them to a place where I have a better idea of what we need in that room in order for it to function. This month, I have been really focusing on...

Uncategorized / 13.12.2018

Hi Friends! It's taken me a little longer to get around to posting our family room for Christmas than I had hoped but I've got some fun stuff to share. Every year, I try to change up our tree slightly. Last year, I had an emerald green ribbon and used emerald tones throughout the room to tie it all together. You can see last year's tree here. This year, I went more neutral alternating white fur ribbon that looks like snow with sparkly champagne ribbon. I also added some sprigs...

Uncategorized / 22.02.2018

One of the simplest ways to freshen up a space is to change out the throw pillows. Now, this would get costly and clutter up your home real fast if you just bought a pillow every time. However, one of my favorite ways to change out throw pillows is to use pillow covers instead of actual pillows where possible. My go-to stores for this are Hobby Lobby and H & M. Often times, Hobby Lobby has them on sale for 50% off which brings down the price to just...

Uncategorized / 19.01.2018

Last Summer, I decided to refinish our dining room table. If you've been following the blog, then you might remember that I tend to start one project that leads to another. Well, the dining room was no exception. Since we had to take the table out of the room for refinishing, it felt like a good time to paint the whole room. Here is what the dining room looked like when we first moved in. The lighting is a bit dark, but the walls were two different shades of pale...

Uncategorized / 13.04.2017

Home by Grace is back and under a new name: Graceful Farmhouse. The main reason for the name change was for technical reasons. My last blog name was hosted through Wordpress and wasn't an actual available .com domain name so I had to find one that I could purchase to be my own. The other reason for the name change is that Graceful Farmhouse is a better fit for describing the style of this blog and my design style. I love to decorate my home in a farmhouse style...

Uncategorized / 12.02.2015

This month has been crazy! We've gotten around 6 feet of snow in the last month. I'm so glad we're halfway through February because we're that much closer to Spring! As if there wasn't enough grey outside, I decided to change out our curtains in our dining area with grey and white stripes. I've been really liking the striped curtain trend I've seen in several retailer's catalogs lately. Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, West Elm to name a few. They looked beautiful. But price...

Uncategorized / 09.12.2014

'Tis the season for sparkling lights, the smell of fresh balsam (or fraser fir depending on your tree), fuzzy blankets and a cup of hot cocoa cuddled up on the couch by the fire, watching Christmas movies. It's Christmas! That means lots of decorating has been happening in my house! This is my favorite time of year for decorating. It means I can have a whole lot of glitter and sparkling lights and what girl doesn't love sparkly? :) When I was a kid, I used to take all...