Decorating ideas for a brown, brown and more brown kitchen

midcentury-kitchenpaige-and-Dustin250Reader Paige needs our help — she and her husband Dustin recently bought a 1960 ranch house, and they are struggling to decide what paint color would help liven up the brown, brown and more brown found throughout the kitchen and connected dining room. She isn’t a fan of the brown backsplash, flooring and countertops, but they will have to stay for now. Can we give Paige a few paint and decorating ideas to help add some color her kitchen? Heck yeah there is more →

Kate’s bright and cheery new dining room rug

colorful rug dining roomPam has been in the mood to share some of her new house goodies — like her Geneva Kitchens banner and her ‘new’ NOS Live Better Electrically Medallion Home doorbell, and she invited me to play Show ‘n Tell, too. What’s new at my house? My colorful, cheery dining room rug. Believe it or not, it took me quite a while to find just the perfect rug for my space — I must have looked at thousands of rugs before deciding on this one — but I had some stiff criteria for my search… Heck yeah there is more →

Whirlpool “White Ice” Appliances — another nice choice for a vintage or midcentury style kitchen

whirlpool white ice appliancesDo you need new appliances in your vintage-style kitchen? Thanks to a tip from reader Donna, we discovered the Whirlpool Ice line of applianceswhich look like they would fit nicely into a retro-style kitchen. While they are not overtly vintage-looking appliances, their sleek, clean look could mesh well with a vintage vibe. Heck yeah there is more →

Sherwin-Williams celebrates their 150th Anniversary with a history of paint colors

sherwin-williams-color-decadesTo celebrate their 150th anniversary, Sherwin-Williams has created a historical color journey showing paint color trends throughout the decades. The timeline starts in the Victorian era and spans all the way to the 2010s — which they refer to as the ‘greying of America.’ The color history is a great starting point for those who want historically accurate paint colors for their homes and need a frame of reference. Which decade is your favorite? To get swatches of any of these historic colors without having to head down to the paint store, see our story revealing the ‘secret’ for how to get paper samples of any of Sherwin-Williams’ paint color swatches, including one of the most useful palettes we ever found, their Suburban Modern paint colors. Oh and: Happy Birthday, S-W!

Here we come, Vintage Vegas Home Tour — hear Pam speak, May 8



Credit: Talley Photography

Las Vegas, here I come again (the second time this year)! If you’re in the area and interested — join in — I’ll be kick-off speaker for Nevada Preservation’s Vintage Vegas Home Tour on Sunday, May 8. It’s actually a two-day, Saturday-Sunday extravaganza, and like other participants I can’t wait to see the fabulous homes selected for this year’s tour… to shop Antique Alley… maybe fit in a tour of the Neon Museum… and I see there are cocktails on the schedule, and more. The topic of my opening remarks: “Love The House You’re In!” — my favorite topic! If you do come, please do not hesitate to come up and introduce yourself! I absolutely makes my day my month my year to meet readers! Don’t be shy! Hope to see you there! For more info and to order tickets in advance: Vintage Vegas Home & History extravaganza