Casey Watkins

Staff Writer
Casey is a freelance writer, wife, cat owner, houseplant collector and coffee drinker. She loves browsing Pinterest for new recipes and decorating ideas, and rearranging her many gallery walls. If you have a decorating problem, she'll probably direct you to IKEA to fix it.
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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on April 8, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About Cottage Style Homes

There are some words in the English language that have been made to invoke a particular feeling. “Cottage” is one of those words. Immediately you imagine steaming tea in a floral teacup beside a warm fire with a sleeping cat on your lap. It’s such a cozy word. While life’s luck may prevent you from...

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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on April 8, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About Cape Cod Style Houses

It’s interesting to note how so many houses in the old black and white movies look the same. The rich and famous lived in sunny Mediterranean-style houses. The poor somehow made road living look charming. The middle class were the most charming of all, living out the plot in their Cape Cod style houses. These...

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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on April 5, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About The Farmhouse Style

Even after just reading the title of this article, you probably already have images in your head. The word “farmhouse” is attached to so much more than just a house style. Maybe you’re dreaming of cornfields and red barns. fireplace Maybe you’re imagining fresh pies and porch rockers. At the very least, you’re thinking of...

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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on April 2, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About Barn Homes

There is just something so down-home comforting about a barn. It speaks of simpler times when our ancestors labored with their hands to provide food and care for their families. So it makes sense that you’d want to live in one, right? Obviously, if you live in a barn, it doesn’t smell like hay and...

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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on March 30, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Tudor Homes

While we can all appreciate a home that showcases tall columns and grand architecture, there is just something so wonderful about a small home. A house that reeks nostalgic charm is so inviting and welcoming. And Tudor-style homes do just that. Whether they are large or small, a Tudor home promises comfort, making you feel...

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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on March 29, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Craftsman Homes

Lots of people that go house shopping today look for a place with character. Usually that means something old and a little bit worn around the edges. The kind of place that feels like home before you even move your boxes in. A true and honest craftsman home has that exact draw among all the...

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Posted in Living Room | by Casey Watkins, on March 29, 2021

30 Tips to DIY and Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel Shelf

Having a fireplace without a mantel is like owning a sofa without the throw pillows. The opportunity is there and it is clear that the sofa would look better with the throw pillows, but all you have to do is add them. If you’re thinking that you lack the carpentry skills for installing a fireplace mantel, you...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on March 28, 2021

25 Reasons To Put Shiplap Walls In Every Room

Since the popular home renovating show Fixer Upper has been around, shiplap has been on the decorating menu. Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines find a way to incorporate shiplap walls somewhere into every single home that they renovate. And now everyone else is too. When you fall down the farmhouse decor hole, you’ll find multitudes of...

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