Author: Vicki Payne

2611 – Dream Spaces

Get inspired for great decorating ideas for your home. Gary Lord with Prismatic Painting completes faux finishes used throughout the home. The cabinetry in the basement and kitchen is from Diamond. Dining Room: The Old Antique French Cabinet is from Guild Masters. This hutch has great detail to it and is great for storing dishing. The decorative rug from Stark Carpets adds a formal aesthetic. The Decorative place settings are from Vietri and add interest and color to this area. The chandelier is from Currey &Co. Carrington Court Direct covered Greenwich dining chairs with Vicki’s fabric, that matched our...

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2612 – Gentlemans Quarters

Vicki shows us how to design in style for men by creating the ultimate gentlemen’s quarters. Jaclyn Smith with EZ breathe provides a ventilation system with low maintenance; no filters to change, no water trays, and it can be regulated. Billy Styles from Organic Plant Health helps grow an organic plant garden. Find a spot with 8 hours of sunlight a day. Rain sensors will reduce your water bill. CJ Gowder with Lee Lighting gives some great tips for lighting. Layer lighting used in the kitchen Entertainment Center: The appliances in the bar area are manufactured by Kitchen Aid...

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2613 – Welcome to the Big Top

Vicki transforms a children’s playroom into “The Greatest Show on Earth”. Lynne Miller from Miller Plastering explains the inspiration and creation of the circus-themed playroom through the use of 3-D forms and 2-D forms. Tim Whaley from Enviroglas explains how a “one-of-kind” recyclable flooring gives the just the sparkle needed to lighten up our center stage. Trish Chambers, our Residential Designer, gives an overview of the interior architectural elements that make this home a special space. Gabby Shain from Shain Gallery explains the techniques for choosing the best location for artwork to give your artwork that finished and polished...

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Fall is Here

After record setting temperatures this summer most of us are ready for fall and cooler weather.  As this season approaches, it’s time to put away our sun dresses, picnic supplies and summer décor.  For me this is a fun processes.  Over the years I’ve made a game of the changing from season to season.  I start by setting aside a Saturday in September.  I snap photos of all the existing displays, such as this one behind my sofa. The photos are a great way to reference ideas that I like and things that I would like to change next season. Next I retrieve my summer storage containers from the attic.  I have plastic tugs that are labeled with the contents so it is easy for me get everything back into the correct box so it can be stored away until next spring.  I stick printouts the photos I’ve taken into the storage boxes so they are easy to access next season.  What is left is a clean slate.  I dust all the surfaces, touch up any paint chips and do any structural repairs that are necessary.  Then I let myself enjoy the clean surfaces for a few days as I plan how I would like to decorate for the next season. I think there is a lot to be said about clearing the decks in both our houses and...

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Creative Father’s Day Ideas!

I have always loved Father’s Day because it makes me stop and think about how lucky I am to have the great dad I have.  This year I will make extra sure, he knows how much he is appreciated.  I lost my Mom a few weeks ago.  It has been hard on all of us because she was a great person, very creative and well liked and loved by so many.  No matter how sad we are, it can never compare to the loss that my dad is experiencing.  He and my mom have been married for 54 years.  He was a 29-year-old bachelor when he met my mom.  She was a widow with two small children.  He was smitten immediately by all three of us and signed on to be the greatest dad ever.  He taught school during the day and evening classes.  During the summer, he ran his own home improvement business.  This is where I learned how to swing a hammer and grout a bathroom.  He also taught my brothers and I the importance of family so when things got tough we knew how to come together to support one another.  As we all gathered at my dad’s last month to practice what he had taught us we were proud to lend our support to him. We have some fun ideas and do it yourself gift...

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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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