Interiors- Not Level

If you live in an old house like we do chances are your floors aren’t level and neither are your windows or doors. But instead of cursing these imperfections try seeking fun creative solutions instead. Here’s one- a foyer table is propped up with books because of a sloped floor.

Design Note– The books on the floor relate back to those on the tabletop and the shelves.

(Photo- Audra Rhodes for Lived-In Style)


It took me several months to collect bundles of flowers and dry them in my barn. Well worth the effort. The flowers are now part of a fun display in my antiques booth.

(Photo- Martha Browne)

Red & White Stripes

A traditional secretary desk in my antiques booth gets a burst of Christmas cheer with red and white stripes.

D.I.Y.– Purchase scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby. Before cutting, make sure the paper fits and the stripes line up. Apply painter’s tape to the corners of the paper and stick to the back of the desk.

(Photo- Martha Browne)