Modern Farmhouse Décor Ideas to Refresh Your Look

There is a lot to love about the Modern Farmhouse look that is so popular right now.  You can incorporate this by: 

lightening your wall color
eliminating clutter 
mixing in modern elements like these chairs below
adding a new fabric or two and 
fresh or realistic faux greenery
including elements with a rustic or "farm" patina

Julie's kitchen nook in Southern California
 really is better off with a round table.
Which didn't take much convincing.  
Those are my purses cluttering the before photo.
Love the natural oak finish...


9 Ideas for a French Farmhouse Kitchen and a Perfect Day Trip From Paris

Last week, Cindy and I stopped by the
in Carmel, California. 
Here are some ideas to give your kitchen a little French flair.

Use accessories such as:


The Beauty of Round Dining Tables and Some Fun Entertainment

Round dining tables are great for conversation and 
they fit nicely in rooms with a 
more square shape or with angled windows or in a corner.
We are looking at them for two clients,
one with a square dining room and another 
for a small breakfast nook.
Makes me want one, too!
See the round-up at the end of the post...


Random Good Things

Our little cousins were visiting from Hong Kong 
and we had a great time.
I think I impressed them with the napkin rings.
The Trader Joe's cookies were missing 
before lunch was served :)