Month: December 2015

Reconnect with Your Dining Room

Chances are you’ll be spending more time in your dining room during the next 90 days than all the rest of the year combined. The holidays are the perfect time to bring out the good china and gather together in that rarely used room to celebrate family and friends. But before you start planning your holiday menu check out your dining room. Does it look dated and a little neglected? When I first moved to the South and started looking for a home I was shocked at how many homes featured red dining rooms and dark Queen Anne or...

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Holidays Start at the Front Door

Although it’s the first thing your guests see when they come calling during the holidays or throughout the year, our front entryways are the last thing most of us see on a daily basis. The majority of homeowners enter their homes via the garage or a side door and rarely use the formal entrance. The results just might be a neglected entryway. Without giving it a second thought, this time of the year, we scurry to deck everything in greenery and twinkling lights displaying our sense of style and finery. Maybe it’s a good thing all this Christmas cheer...

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7 Tips to Keep Your Xmas Tree Looking Good Longer

I love real Christmas trees. My home always smells amazing when I have it up and memories of my childhood come rushing back. But keeping your tree looking alive and well throughout the holidays can be a little daunting a times. These tips will surely help keep your tree looking good right through the New Year. Enjoy! Prepare the Base: Sawing off about half an inch to an inch of the base before you place it in your stand will prepare the tree for absorbing water. It’s like ringing a dinner bell and depending win what time you place...

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Meet Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert. Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home. read more

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