Archive for June, 2011

Sunday Showcase: Color Pops by Perennials

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The name of Perennials newest collection couldn’t suit me any better.  “Color Pops” is bold, graphic and colorful!  I’ve been a huge fan of Perennials for quite a while and this new collection is amazing!

Canvas Weave in Melon


Plushy in Sunshine


Swish in Grotto


Swoop in Geranium Red


Very Terry in Lime Punch


Be sure to check out the Perennials website to take a closer look at the Color Pops collection as well as all of their other gorgeous offerings.

Question of the Week

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I have white painted cabinetry in my kitchen.  VERY white.  Although I’m very fond of painted cabinetry, I just feel mine is just too stark.  How do I tone down the brightness and create a warmer, cozier feel?
Martha, Dallas, Texas

I’m glad you asked this question!  I’ve gotten so many requests for information recently on this topic.  Did you see my Dream Kitchen: Fit for a Crowd in Southern Living?  People have responded really well to the look of the cabinetry featured in this article. 

Here are my tips:

1. If you aren’t a natural at decorative painting, HIRE A PROFESSIONAL!  You don’t want your kitchen cabinets to be your training ground.

2. Start with a warmer base to blast away the stark white that’s leaving you cold.  A great choice is SW6148 Wool Skein by Sherwin-Williams.


3. Overlay your painted base coat with a light glazing.  But don’t get crazy!  A little goes a long way.  I paired the Wool Skein with Provincial Wood Stain from Minwax. 

4. Enjoy!

Good luck!

Do you have a question you’d like to ask Tobi for the new Question of the Week feature?  If so, place ‘Question of the Week’ in the subject of your email and send to


And the winner is….

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I’m happy to announce that Deah of is the winner of the 8 custom dinner plates from La Plates!

If you didn’t win, you can still purchase your dream set at

And don’t forget about the 20% off platters promo!

And a HUGE thank you to Lara from La Plates for sponsoring this extremely popular giveaway!


Winner selected at random using

Fabulous Friday Finds: Greek Key Style on Etsy

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 This month’s What’s Hot feature is all about Greek key.  Here’s a fun assortment of products with Greek Key detailing I’ve found on Etsy.

Bolster pillow by theBolsterQueens
Smooth Burlap Bolster with Greek Key Trim



Greek Key Pillow by WillaSkyeHome
Sold as a pair in a fabulous mandarin colorway



Personalized iPhone Case by PlumStreetPrints
Greek Key background and your very own monogram!



eBook Sleeve by ArrivingInStyle
Protect your eBook reader in style with this Greek Key protector