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 How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on October 16, 2018

10 Tips for Rocking Black and White Wall Art

Wall art seems to make people’s knees shake more than most decorating decisions in the home. There are so many questions we ask ourselves in the process of hanging something. “Is this too high? Is it too low? Is it too large or too small? What if I put the nail in the wrong place?...

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Posted in Kitchen | by Casey Watkins, on October 11, 2018

How To Style Your Open Kitchen Shelving

Isn’t it fun when you hop on a design trend and the trend sticks around? Open shelving is one of those trends. It’s been around long enough to make its way into almost every kitchen in some capacity. Time has shown us that there are real open shelving lovers that eschew all cabinetry in favor...

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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on September 26, 2018

How To Identify Modern Style Homes

When modern is your style, you can’t help but seek the neutral colors in life. Your wardrobe is probably mostly black and white. Creams, beiges and inky shades rule your home’s decor. Simplicity seeps into every aspect of living. But how much is this affected by the actual home you live in? A farmhouse is...

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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on September 19, 2018

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. Maybe you’re imagining fresh pies and porch rockers. At the very least, you’re thinking of farmhouse...

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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on September 4, 2018

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....

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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on August 23, 2018

What You Need To Know About Mediterranean Style Homes

For some, their goal in life is to live in a mansion by the sea. It sounds rather ideal amidst the daily grind of life. Morning walks on the sand, the sound of the waves while you eat lunch, that sunset glow over the water in the evening. Who wouldn’t take that kind of life...

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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on August 14, 2018

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 August 1, 2018

What You Need To Know About Victorian Style Homes

As you drive around the historic neighborhoods of American cities and towns, you’ll see a lot of old houses. Big windows peer out at you, some with curtains and some without. Large trees will shade the front yard, kept and overgrown flowerbeds alike. There might be a young family drawing with chalk along the sidewalk...

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