Things That Inspire Blog Posts

  • Sneak peek: the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2016 Southeastern Showhouse
    on Apr 22, 2016
    To see full blog post with pictures, please visit: http://www.thingsthatinspire.net/2016/04/sneak-peek-atlanta-homes-lifestyles.html I was able to get a sneak peek of the the much anticipated Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Showhouse t...
  • The Queen's Houses: Sandringham House
    on Apr 21, 2016
    For full blog post with images, please visit http://www.thingsthatinspire.net/2016/04/the-queens-houses-sandringham-house.html Today is Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday. To commemorate the day, I thought it would be interesting to show one of the...
  • My house: a new lantern for the groin vault hall
    on Apr 13, 2016
    When we decided to build a house, my husband requested that I space out the interior design over a 3-5 year time frame. I have definitely honored that request - we have been in the house for 4 1/2 years, and we are still working on the interiors (alt...
  • On the market: a beautiful house with a transformed kitchenTo see full blog post with pictures, please visit: http://www.thingsthatinspire.net/2016/03/on-market-beautiful-house-with.html Spring is here, and so is the house selling season in Atlanta! As I drive around town, I see for sale signs everywhere...
  • Mirrored chests and nightstands
    on Mar 22, 2016
    I never really paid much attention to mirrored furniture until a beautiful mirrored chest was brought to my house during the recent living room and dining room install. It was a floor model that was brought as an option for a vestibule near the maste...
  • Hello...it's me
    on Mar 13, 2016
    For full blog post, please visit http://www.thingsthatinspire.net/2016/03/helloits-me.html Thank you for the many emails over the past six months! I took a small break from my blog, which turned into more of a hiatus. I did not check my blog email...
  • Spotlight on Art: 2016 Artists Market
    on Feb 2, 2016 in artists market Spotlight on Art
    My favorite Atlanta art event is going on this week, February 1-6. The Spotlight on Art Artists Market is my ideal kind of place - thousands of paintings and works from hundreds of artists, all under one roof, in a very relaxed atmosphere. Virtually...
  • Finally finishing the living room decorIt’s hard to believe we have been in our “new” house for three and a half years now! We have slowly but surely worked on the décor since we moved in, with a big project every year. Now, we are finally ready to finish the main floor, including...
  • Five Beautiful Houses: Brookwood Hills Redefined–2015 Home Tour
    on Apr 15, 2015 in Brookwood Hills CHOA
    There is a wonderful tour of homes this Saturday (April 18, 2015), taking place in one of Atlanta's most charming neighborhoods, Brookwood Hills.  The theme of this year's tour is “Redefined”, and here is information on the tour and sneak peek o...
  • On the market: a Suzanne Kasler house featured in Architectural DigestPlease click here to see full blog post with images: http://www.thingsthatinspire.net/2015/02/on-market-suzanne-kasler-house-featured.html Several years ago, I noticed a house come on the market that was truly exceptional. The architecture, landscap...
  • Merry Christmas!
    on Dec 24, 2014 in Christmas Christmas tree
    For full blog post (including images), please visit http://www.thingsthatinspire.net/2014/12/merry-christmas.html The tree is trimmed, the stockings are hung, the gifts are wrapped, the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals are planned, the table...
  • New post
    on Dec 8, 2014
    Every fall, I research the latest and greatest book offerings in the décor, landscape, and art world and think about which ones I would like to add to my personal library.  I must admit, I have not bought many books this year – I haven’t ev...
  • Books for my Christmas List: 2014
    on Dec 6, 2014 in books books for Christmas list
    Every fall, I research the latest and greatest book offerings in the décor, landscape, and art world and think about which ones I would like to add to my personal library.  I must admit, I have not bought many books this year – I haven’t even h...
  • Christmas china and kitchen island storage
    on Dec 3, 2014 in Christmas Christmas china
    For full blog post, please visit http://www.thingsthatinspire.net/2014/12/christmas-china-and-kitchen-island.html As I pulled out my Christmas china this morning, I was very thankful for my kitchen designer’s suggestion to incorporate storage...
  • Beautiful Art by Melissa Payne Baker (and the beauty of small art)I have been carrying Melissa Payne Baker’s art in my online store, Quatrefoil Design, for years.  Even before I introduce her new work on my blog, many of her paintings sell; she certainly has a loyal fan base and her work speaks to many of my rea...
  • New post
    on Nov 29, 2014
    Many of you have emailed me, as I forgot to include a link with my last post. Here it is!  http://www.thingsthatinspire.net/2014/11/one-of-my-favorite-things-hipsi-belts.html For email subscribers, you can always go to the post by clicking on the...
  • One of my favorite things: Hipsi belts (makes a wonderful gift)
    on Nov 29, 2014 in Hipsi belts holiday gift ideas
    Last year, I posted about one of my favorite discoveries, Hipsi belts. I received dozens of emails from readers who purchased the belts and agreed with me: these are the best (and most versatile) belts we have ever worn! Since the holiday season is u...
  • The 2014 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays
    on Nov 21, 2014
    It’s that time of year again!  The much anticipated Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays opened its doors on November 19, and is open through December 7th.  I was able to see the house on Monday, and it is full of beauty and inspi...
  • A classic: White house, black shuttersI have been reading about a trend for shutter-free houses in both new houses and renovations – perhaps a way to make a house look more streamlined and modern.  However, I have a love for shutters. I have a fondness for black shutters in particular...
  • Favorite architectural feature: Porte cochere
    on Oct 16, 2014
    An architectural feature that I see occasionally in Atlanta is a porte cochere, and whenever I do, I always take note.  According to wikipedia, “a porte-cochère is a porch- or portico-like structure at a main or secondary entrance to a building t...
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