"I read a lot and am always hitting up used book stores to expand my collection," says Shirock. "Growing up my family had a rule that there was always enough money for music lessons and any book we wanted. I still don't really limit myself when it comes to buying books."
What interior designer Tiffany Brooks calls one of her favorite pieces in the home, she sourced a local artist to create the large 5’ by 5’ foot custom piece of wall art above the buffet that serves as one of the focal points of the room.
Pick the accessories you wear most often — hats, scarves, belts, shoes jewelry, etc. — to hang on your peg rack. That way, your rack is styled with your favorite things, and your go-to outfit staples are all in one spot. Goodbye, frantic mornings.
Teal is a popular choice indoors and out, starting with the front door. The peppy palette is a smart alternative for a homeowner who is tired of a black or taupe door, says Georgia landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by The Home Depot.
A white door pops against gray and red brick in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. Brick homes can use a front door color other than red, says landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography.
Red is a frequent choice for homes with a traditional look, fitting with brick, molding and columns painted white. "The old-fashioned, welcoming color for a front door is red," says Bruce Holliday of Landscape Plans Plus.